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Rock in Rio’s Return to Portugal in 2014 Included GLP Gear for Main Stage Façade

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Rock in Rio’s Return to Portugal in 2014 Included GLP Gear for Main Stage FaçadeLISBON, Portugal — Rock in Rio may have gotten its start in Rio, with festivals staged there in 1985, 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2013, but the music festival has been able to successfully export its event overseas, with six events in Lisbon, Portugal (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014) and three in Madrid, Spain (2008, 2010 and 2012). A 2015 event is set for the U.S. (Las Vegas). Add a comment

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Marvel's Guardians Premiere Gets Visual Boost from Avolites Pixel Mapper

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Marvel's Guardians Premiere Gets Visual Boost from Avolites Pixel MapperLONDON – The London premiere of the Marvel superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy got a visual assist from Luke Edwards, who used his Avolites Tiger Touch II for effects that could be seen by the throngs drawn to the environs of the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square. The event featured stars including Vin Diesel (pictured here). They were interviewed on a specially created structure that included 20 x LED pixel tracks, amongst other fixtures.
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Lady Gaga Tour Stop in Tel Aviv Goes On as Planned

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TEL AVIV – Although big concerts planned for Tel Aviv this summer have been cancelled, starting with a July 17 Neil Young/Crazy Horse appearance that was canceled by police out of safety concerns, Lady Gaga’s artRave: the ArtPop Ball tour stop at the same outdoor Tel Aviv site, Hayarkon Park, went on as planned. Add a comment

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Elation Platinum BX and Platinum SBX Debut with Summer Youth Olympic Games in China

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Elation Professional’s new Platinum BX beam and hybrid Platinum SBX moving heads debuted with the opening ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China on Aug 16.NANJING, China — Elation Professional’s new Platinum BX beam and hybrid Platinum SBX moving heads debuted with the opening ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games held here on Aug 16. LD Sha Xiao Lan used 400 Platinum BX and SBX fixtures. Beijing Fengshang Shiji Culture Art Co., Ltd. served as production company for the event. Add a comment

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2014 Masada Opera Festival Lit with Martin Fixtures

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2014 Masada Opera Festival Rig Includes Martin GearMASADA, Israel — The fifth annual Masada Opera Festival, held at the foot of Mount Masada, featured Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata opera for an audience of thousands over the course of six days. Lighting director Bogumil Palewicz, who worked with stage director Michal Znaniecki and set designer Luigi Scoglio on the project, used Martin’s MAC Aura LED Wash, MAC Quantum Wash, MAC III Performance, MAC Viper Profile, MAC Viper Performance and MAC Viper Beam moving head fixtures to light the stage and MAC III AirFX fixtures for the surrounding area. The production company involved with the project was Israel’s Stage Design Israel.

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XL Video Launches New Global Website

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OOSTENDE, Belgium — XL Video launched a new multilingual, multi-country website. Created with digital agency Beachhead, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, the site has been developed over several months in line with XL’s group strategy. Add a comment

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Elation Launches Sniper Multi-Effect and Laser Simulator

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Elation Professional SniperLOS ANGELES — Elation Professional launched Sniper, a hybrid multi-effect lighting fixture and laser simulator.  Promising a “powerful, precise and ultra-narrow 3° beam,” the fixture includes a high-speed X/Y scan and Z rotation mirror system designed to enable the Sniper to spread laser-like effects including liquid sky, laser wave, and laser cone effects, all capable of high speed movement. Sniper also allows these effects to be projected and “scanned” into the crowd; laser regulations do not apply to the fixture, which is not, strictly speaking, a laser projector.

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Clay Paky Lights in U.K. CBeebies Show “Swashbuckle”

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UK childrens TV show Swashbuckle lit with Clay Paky fixturesMANCHESTER, U.K. - Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1200’s and Stage Zoom 1200’s are used at Dock 10 Studios in Salford, near Manchester, where the children's show Swashbuckle is currently being filmed. The show is aired on CBeebies, the BBC-owned channel for kids under 6, launched along with the network's CBBC, targeting kids aged 6-12, back in 2002.

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Al Nahar TV's "Minute To Win It" Rig Includes PR Lighting Fixtures

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Al Nahar TV's CAIRO - Filmed in front of a live audience, the set of the new game show franchise, Minute To Win It, features 48 of PR Lighting’s XR 200 Beam fixtures, 36 of the XLED 1037 and 24 of the XL 300 Beam. “They provided superior color mixing and the designer was also impressed with the light weight — as well as the fact that the fans ran virtually silently, which is essential for a TV production, " said Hamed Arafa, CEO of Hi-Lights Egypt.

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Kings of Leon Latvia Show Lit with Philips Vari-Lite Luminaire

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Kings of Leon Latvia Show Lit with Philips Vari-Lite LuminaireRIGA, Latvia - For a Kings Of Leon outdoor show here, LD Paul Normandale used 24 VL3500 Wash and seven VL3015LT Spot Luminaires in conjunction with a LED video wall. The event took place at the 20,000-capacity Mezaparks Stage here. Company NA provided the fixtures.

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