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Techrig & Electrosonic Collaborate On Video Mapping At National Arts Festival

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GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa – The National Arts Festival is Africa’s biggest annual celebration of the arts. To celebrate it's 40th birthday, Electrosonic used the Hippotizer to project images onto The Monument, the headquarters of the festival. TechRig supplied the Barco HDQ-2K40 projectors and crew to set it up and run it.

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Universal Event Production Supplies Lighting, Video Gear for Nike Pop-up Store

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LONDON – Universal Event Production supplied full technical production to the Nike Phenomenal House, a one week only pop-up experience to celebrate football, street culture and style, music and fashion. For video, UEP flew six 60 inch plasma screens as a seamless 3x3 LED wall in the main space and supplied a 2 x 3 meter 3.9 mm LED wall, both of which received live camera feeds. The main football field was lit with 16 Robe LEDWash 600 and 12 Robe ColorSpot 1200 E AT moving lights plus a number of conventional fixtures.

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White Light Brings Imperial War Museum to Life for Re-Opening

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White Light supports reopening for the Imperial War MuseumLONDON – The Imperial War Museum in London held a preview launch event unveiling its newly refurbished interior galleries to a select crowd. For the event, White Light provided full production solutions including staging, draping, lighting, haze, A/V screens and the event crew to make it all work.

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Chauvet EPIX 2.0 Used for Pixel Mapping at Grosvenor House Event

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LONDON – Bringing dazzle to one of London's most high-profile venues, Storm Events used Chauvet's EPIX 2.0 to achieve a glittering pixel-mapping effect. “We joined all of the EPIX units end-to-end in twos, and spaced them at 250mm across the set,” said Production Director Andy White, noting that a total of 80 strips and bars were used.  “Our design alternated strips and bars back and forth with the strips set slightly higher than the bars to create a 2.3m high continuous image.  Using Kling-Net we were able to map the entire image in about 30 minutes.”

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Belarusian TV Awards Lit with Clay Paky B-EYE Fixtures

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The Belarusian TV Awards Lit with Clay Paky B-EYE FixturesBELARUS – LD Kirell Zelenko chose Clay Paky’s A.leda B-EYE fixture as a key fixture in his lighting design for the Belarusian TV Awards. A variety of of Clay Paky fixtures were used for the ceremony, including 24 x A.leda B-EYE K20, 12 x A.leda Wash K10, 24 x Sharpy, 20 x Sharpy Wash 330 and 16 x Alpha Spot HPE 1500.

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Glastonbury 2014 Setup Included Visuals Controlled by Avolites and Avolites Media Gear

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Avolites and Avolites Media supported Glastonbury 2014PILTON, U.K. — Avolites and Avolites Media provided an extensive array of equipment for this year's Glastonbury Festival, supporting three headline acts on the main stages as well as numerous other acts on secondary stages.

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Pink Floyd Tribute Band Uses AV Stumpfl's Wings AV Control

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Pink Floyd Tribute Band Uses AV Stumpfl’s Wings AV ControlGRIMSTAD, Norway – Against the dramatic backdrop of the Kilden-Fjæreheia quarry in Grimstad, Pink Floyd tribute band Puls impressed audiences with a projection-mapped backdrop created with AV Stumpfl’s Wings AV multi-image control technology.

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Almo Professional, Nanolumens Provide Custom Displays for Canadian Casinos

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Almo Professional, Nanolumens Provide Custom Displays for Canadian CasinosAlmo Professional and NanoLumens have teamed up to outfit five Canadian casinos with custom digital signage displays. Each sign features a teepee-shaped configuration that is 12.5-feet tall by 14.5 feet around and presents video and ticker content designed to engage patrons.

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Bernard Lavilliers Rock Concert Lit with Clay Paky Sharpys

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Bernard Lavilliers Rock Concert Lit with Clay Paky Sharpys. Photo by Laurent Chapot.PARIS — Laurent Chapot, longtime LD for French rocker Bernard Lavilliers, included Clay Paky Sharpys provided by Dushow for the France-based rocker’s concert at the Olympia venue in Paris. Chapot included 24 Sharpys – 12 Sharpy beam fixtures and 12 Sharpy Washes.

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Kirklees’ Arqiva Tower Lit with Clay Paky Gear for Tour de France Festivities

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Kirklees’ Arqiva Tower Lit with Clay Paky Gear for Tour de France Festivities. Photo by Canna GrayEMLEY, UK — Lighting designer James Bawn specified Clay Paky Sharpys to crown his colorful lighting design for Kirklees’ Arqiva Tower, known locally as the Emley Mast, during the opening of the Tour de France celebrations in Yorkshire. The ten Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures, supplied by Blackburn based rental company HSL, beamed out from the tower’s 272m high control room, creating dramatic aerial effects across the skies above Yorkshire’s Emley Moor.

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