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LD Fredrik Jonsson Selects SGM’s X-5s and P-5s for Melodifestivalen

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“The X-5s were scattered around the lighting rig downstage to add glitter and bursts that would penetrate the air through the set and give more energy in the camera shots.HELSINBORG, Sweden - Melodifestivalen is Sweden’s national contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest, where their winner candidate is found. For the stage setup, lighting designer, Fredrik Jönsson implemented both X-5 strobes and P-5 wash lights.

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Elation Beams Light Second Annual World Armenian Entertainment Awards

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a house rig of automated spot and wash fixtures was supplemented with 36 high-output Elation Razyor Beam 2R and 24 Platinum Beam 5R Extreme beam fixtures.PALM SPRINGS, CA - The World Armenian Entertainment Awards took place May 9th at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Palm Springs, California, and although only in its second year, the star-studded gala is already being touted as one of the best yearly events in Southern California. Video and lighting production technology for the event, which included the supply of Elation Beam series fixtures, was handled by Hi Energy Production for the second year running.

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U.K. Ice Rink Arena Upgrades with Chauvet Professional Fixtures

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The COLORdash Par-Hex 12‘s hex chip is also powerful, and with the addition of the UV on the ice has made it possible to create some very effective colours and chases. NOTTINGHAM, U.K. – Ice rinks are often the site of competitions, so it’s only fitting that when events supplier OneBigStar was awarded the contract to revitalize the lighting rig at Nottingham’s National Ice Centre, the company arranged a shootout of different lighting fixtures. Following a demonstration of a variety of fixtures at the venue, the company specified 10 CHAUVET Professional Rogue R2 Spot LED fixtures and 20 COLORdash Par-Hex 12 LED wash fixtures to replace the incandescent system at the popular ice skating venue.

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Vivid Festival in Sydney with Clay Paky Lights

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Vivid Festival - Sydney, Mission Control at Pyrmont, AUSTRALIA – Vivid Sydney festival of light featured Clay Paky Sharpys and Mythos Fixtures installed as part of an interactive experience for festivalgoers.

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Prize Win for Backstage Academy and The Society of British Theatre Designers at PQ 2015

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Taken by Emily Handley, of Lohengrin (Royal Swedish Opera) designed by Conor MurphyPRAGUE, Czech Republic - Backstage Academy and The Society of British Theatre Designers win a special jury prize for projection mapping project for the Prague Quadrennial.

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Ambersphere Solutions Notes Clay Paky Mythos Popularity

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Left: Mike Docksey, Lighting & Video General Manager at Adlib / Right: Lee House, Ambersphere Technical SalesU.K. - Ambersphere Solutions continue to enjoy the strongest possible sales story for the Clay Paky Mythos.  Since its UK debut at PLASA 2014, the Mythos has established itself as yet another ‘must have’ Clay Paky fixture in every genre of the lighting industry.  From television studios to corporate trade launches, theatrical performances and live touring productions, the Mythos is up there at the top of the list for the fixture of choice.

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Colour Sound Experiment Supplies Lighting for Wild Life Festival

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Rudimental at Wild Life Festival (c) Mike BurnellU.K. - Leading UK lighting rental company Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting – including over 300 moving lights - to the four principal stages at brand new UK festival Wild Life, together with their brand new high definition proprietary 7 mm LED screen for one stage.

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Chauvet Professional Lights 27 Heads of State At Seventh Summit of the Americas

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LD Humberto Barrera selected a lighting rig that included over 100 COLORado and Ovation fixtures from Chauvet ProfessionalPANAMA CITY, Panama – Chauvet Professional COLORado fixtures were commissioned to for the lighting array at the seventh Summit of the Americas.

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Brilliant Stages Take That Live Tour 2015

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Take That perform on Brilliant Stages’ multilevel mainstage. (c) Kris GoodmanEUROPE - The current Take That Live 2015 tour, promoting the band’s seventh studio album, III, is the sixth major tour for which Brilliant Stages has constructed bespoke staging for the eternal boy band since the company first built a stage set for the band in 1994.

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XL Video Creates Live Mapped Projection for Shangri-La Heaven at Glastonbury 2015

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Shangri La Glastonbury (c) Nick DiacreGLASTONBURY, U.K. - Following a successful event at last year’s festival, XL Video, working with Technical Producer, Nick Diacre, has once again produced a significant achievement in 180? live mapping for Shangri-La’s Heaven Stage at the Glastonbury festival 2015.

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