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InfoComm Launches Staging and Management London

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Andre LeJuene, CTS, Live Events Rental and Staging Instructor at InfoComm InternationalHEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UK — An intensive Staging and Event Management Course will focus on empowering UK-based entertainment and event professionals with formal project qualifications recognised globally and accredited by InfoComm International®, the leading trade association representing the audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide.

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Entec Lights Imelda May Tour

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Entec, Imelda May. c. Henry StevensonLONDON, UK - Lighting designer James O'Neill enjoyed working with rental company Entec so much when they supplied an Imelda May one off St Patrick's Day gig for him at London's Roundhouse earlier in the year ... that they were his company of choice to supply a dynamic floor lighting / specials package for the latest tour which has been out for six weeks around Europe and the UK.

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StreetDome Skate Park in Denmark Lit with Elation SixPar Series Fixtures

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StreetDome Skate Park in Denmark Lit with Elation SixPar Series FixturesHADERSLEV, Denmark - Elation Professional’s new SixPar Series of indoor and outdoor PAR color changers is providing dynamic color wash for skateboarders and other street sport enthusiasts at StreetDome, a new skate park. Elation partner Unico Gruppen provided Elation SixPar 300 Par color changers for the 1,500 sq. meter StreetDome Igloo.

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PR Lighting Welcomes Pakistani Official Delegation to HQ in China

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PR Lighting Welcomes Pakistani Official Delegation to HQ in China. Dave Liang, PR Lighting president, was on hand to welcome the visitors.GUANGZHOU - On Dec. 2, a group of 25 senior officials from Pakistan visited PR Lighting’s headquarters in Guangzhou, along with representatives of the Chinese National Commercial Dept. PR Lighting's international sales team and Dave Liang, the president of PR Lighting, were on hand to welcome the visitors as part of their tour of the city.

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RÜFÜS Tour LDs Add Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 to Rig

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Matthew James Smith and Lynden Gare of Colourblind used Clay Paky B-Eyes for RufusSYDNEY – Indie dance trio RÜFÜS recently embarked on their latest Australian tour, with lighting designers Matthew James Smith and Lynden Gare of Colourblind incorporating some Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20s into their production for one of the first times in Australia, impressing audiences with the fixtures’ never-seen-before effects.

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SGM’s G-Spot LED Moving Head Lights Greenpeace Message

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Greenpeace launched a highly visible and eye-catching campaign at the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s gathering in Copenhagen, Denmark using SGM’s G-Spot LED moving head to project onto four wind turbines. Greenpeace’s project leader Esben Sloth explains: “We wanted the light projection to be very accurate, with sharp lines and figures, in order to make the wind turbines look like a graph.”

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Electronic Duo Lamb Tours with Robe Pointes

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Electronic Duo Lamb Tours with Robe PointesLONDON - Embracing the "less is more" approach, LD Mark Wynn-Edwards is lighting electronic duo Lamb with just 11 Robe Pointes. His lighting inspiration came from the stark monochromicity and ‘reality’ of black & white cinema, and much of the set is lit in white. “This show is really all about lighting the ‘negative’ spaces on the stage,” he says.

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LD James O'Neill Lights Imelda May Tour with Entec-Supplied Gear

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LD James O'Neill Lights Imelda May Tour with Entec-Supplied GearDUBLIN — For Imelda May's six-week trek to a variety of venues in the U.K. and Europe, LD James O'Neill turned to a lighting rig supplied by Northolt, U.K.-based Entec Sound & Light that included Robe LEDBeam 100s, LEDWash 600s, Showtec Sunstrips 2-Lite Moles and a single Vari*Lite VL3000 Spot fixture at FOH. O'Neill used Avolites' Tiger Touch II console with a wing to control the rig, which also included Martin MAC 700 Profile moving lights for some shows. Entec also sourced a shimmering silver / gold drape which was used in the larger venues.

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Slovenian Artist, Magnifico, Performs in Ljubljana, Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Slovenian Artist, Magnifico, Performs in Ljubljana, Lit with Robe FixturesLJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenian singer Magnifico performed with the Serbian Army Orchestra for a sold-out show at the Križanke venue in Ljubljana. The show was part of the annual Druga Godba Festival which features numerous local and international artists, many who are paired up for unique and interesting onstage collaborations – like this one. The lighting rig, which needed to illuminate more than 40 people on stage, include 20 Robe Pointes, 12 LEDWash 600s and eight ColorWash 575 XTs.

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Austrian Talent Competition Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Lighting Director Thomas Kruder using nearly 300 Robe moving lights to illuminate The Great Opportunity, a Vienna-based talent competiton. Photo by Ryzsard PerzinskiVIENNA, Austria - Die Große Chance (A Great Opportunity) is one of Austria’s leading talent competitions. The 2014 final, staged in Studio 1 at national broadcaster ORF’s HQ in Vienna, was lit by lighting director Thomas Kruder who used nearly 300 Robe moving lights, including eight of Robe’s new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaires (BMFLs). The rig also included 133 Pointes and 146 LEDBeam 100s. Vienna-based rental company Supporting Role supplied the fixtures.

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