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Michael Meacham Helps ELE Tokyo Stand Out In A “Bright Crowd”

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TOKYO – Tokyo is busy – ok make that frantic- by day, but it’s when the sun goes down that this city takes on a level of intensity unique in the world. New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Tokyo never even slows down. “Time moves in its own special way” at night in the Japanese capital, as novelist Haruki Murakami wrote, aided no doubt by thousands of jam-packed clubs. Standing out in this neon sea of nightlife is a tall order for any new establishment; yet ELE Tokyo met this challenge with flying colors, not to mention split beams, intense strobes and a plethora of pixel mapped effects from Chauvet Professional used in a stunning fashion by LD Michael Meacham of iDesign Productions (Miami, FL).

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Live TV Show’s Glass Stage Breaks in Vietnam; 3 Injured

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HO CHI MINH CITY – A glass stage that served as part of the TV set for the Vietnamese version of a Netherlands-based reality show cracked during the live production, injuring three. The second show of the second season of Giong Hat Viet Nhi, (The Voice of the Children), was underway at the Liberation Film Studio when the stage problem caused a cameraman to fall. Fog effects were in use, and two young dancers fell as well. Although all three were injured, none of the injuries were life-threatening or serious enough to require an extended hospital stay.

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Club India in Trinidad Upgrades with Robe and Anolis Fixtures

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For the revamped 800-capacity Club India here, Michael Pereira of Trinidad & Tobago based creative design and engineering practice Streamline Systems specified Robe and Anolis lighting fixturesCHAGUANAS, Trinidad — For the revamped 800-capacity Club India here, Michael Pereira of Trinidad & Tobago based creative design and engineering practice Streamline Systems specified Robe and Anolis lighting fixtures. The club is now equipped with 10 Robin LEDBeam 100 moving lights, two Robe Faze 800 FT Pro hazers and 88 Anolis ArcSource 4MC LED fixtures. Add a comment

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2104 Reading and Leeds Festivals Get Colour Sound Experiment Support

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2104 Reading and Leeds Festivals Get Colour Sound Experiment Support. Photo of Annie Mac at Reading’s Radio 1 Dance Stage by Louise Stickland.LONDON — Colour Sound Experiment, based here, supplied lighting to Festival Republic for several stages at the 2014 Reading and Leeds festivals — Lock Up, Dance, BBC Introducing, Silent Disco 1 & 2, Piccadilly Party, the Action Aid and Oxfam tents plus all of EBCs Bars — plus LED screen for the Dance arena.

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SGM Fixture, CEO Survive Ice Bucket Dousing

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SGM CEO, Peter Johansen, touted the company’s waterproof G-Spot fixture’s IP65 rating by dousing the moving light with a bucket of cold waterAARHUS, Denmark — Issuing an Ice Bucket Challenge to its competitors, SGM CEO, Peter Johansen, touted the company’s G-Spot fixture’s IP65 rating by dousing the moving light with a bucket of cold water. Unlike the CEO, who also underwent a “soak test,” the working fixture appeared to be unfazed by the stunt, which had the side benefit of promoting ALS awareness and support.

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Adel Tawil European Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky, MA Lighting Gear

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Adel Tawil European Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky, MA Lighting GearBERLIN, Germany — Adel Tawil has been touring recently with a lighting design by Bertil Mark (art director), JoJo Tilmann (image director) and Justus Molthan (lighting director), who together form LesUrbanProgressives. The tour rig includes 25 Clay Paky Sharpy Beams and 16 Sharpy Washes along with a control setup that includes two full size grandMA2 consoles, one grandMA2 light, two grandMA2 fader wings and four Network Processing Units (NPUs).

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LD Toby Hoggarth Uses Avolites Gear for Angus and Julia Stone in London

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LD Toby Hoggarth Uses Avolites Gear for Angus and Julia Stone in LondonLONDON — The Stones performed at Wilton’s Music Hall here recently, and the concert sold to capacity — with the audience knowing full well that they were paying to see an Australia-based brother and sister folk-pop duo, Angus and Julia Stone — not the legendary British rock group. LD Toby Hoggarth controlled the lighting rig with an Avolites Titan Mobile and Fader Wing. Add a comment

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Dutch Rental Company Adds LEDWash 800s to Robe Inventory

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Akim Bwefar has strong ties with Robe and most recently added LEDWash 800s to his company's rental inventory.ZWOLLE, The Netherlands — Bwefar, a rental company based here, supports a variety of events, specializing in rentals for auto shows. Led by Akim Bwefar, pictured here, the company has strong ties with Robe. Bwefar’s most recent Robe purchase: a batch of LEDWash 800 fixtures, which Bwefar calls “a small fixture with a serious amount of output.” He also credited Robe’s distributor, Controllux, for its service and support. Add a comment

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Bootsy Collins and Band Lit with D.T.S. Fixtures at Fiest’a Sète 2014

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Bootsy Collins and Band Lit with D.T.S. Fixtures at Fiest’a Sète 2014SÈTE, France – Bootsy Collins and his accompanying band brought their brand of funk to the French Riviera with their performance at Fiest’a Sète 2014 here in August, performing songs off Collins’ most recent album, Tha Funk Capital of the World. LD Jean Marc Jolive’s lighting design included Max L and Wonder fixtures from D.T.S. Lighting.

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Green Hippo’s Internship Program Continues

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LONDON — Green Hippo noted that it is continuing with its internship program, which it launched two years ago, and has appointed two new trainees: Bella Reid from Brunel University; and Aleks Ivanov from Newham College and City University. Add a comment

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