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Set Designer Patrick Rizzotti to Visit USITT's PLASA Booth on Oct. 6

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Patrick Rizzotti LONDON - Patrick Rizzotti will give a presentation on his set designs at USITT's PLASA booth at London's ExCeL Center, Stand R42, on Oct. 6. Rizzotti won USITT's 2014 Scene Design Award, which is sponsored by Rose Brand. USITT Executive Director David Grindle and several USITT officers and staff also will be at the show promoting USITT programs and the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Rizzotti was among 11 Young Designers & Technicians honored at USITT 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas, last March.

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French Monastery Lit with Elation TVL 3000 White Light LED Fixtures

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French Monastery Lit with Elation TVL 3000 White Light LED FixturesNORMANDY, France - The Abbey of Saint Wandrille here sought to improve the church’s indoor lighting with more state-of-the-art illumination, but as silence plays a central role in the Benedictine tradition, absolute silence was a must. Thirty-five Elation TVL 3000 fixtures are mounted on a series of oak beams along the nave of the church, each fixture drawing a low 72W of power and using silent convection cooling technology to eliminate fan noise.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Production Rigs Include Robe Fixtures

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Production Rigs Include Robe Fixtures. Photo by Louise SticklandEDINBURGH , Scotland – Robe moving lights were used throughout the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Pleasance, a collection of performance spaces featuring numerous productions each day, relied upon a total of 46 of Robe's fixtures, including a mix of Pointes, 600E Spots, MMX Spots, MMX WashBeams, MMX Blades and LEDWash 600s. The 750-seat Pleasance Grand was used to stage the elaborate production ofThis is Brazil. That show's rig included 10 LEDWash 600s, six MMX Blades and six MMX WashBeams.

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James Blunt “Moon Landing” Tour Rig Includes Martin Fixtures

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James Blunt “Moon Landing” Tour Rig Includes Martin FixturesAARHUS, Denmark — James Blunt, alongside his Production Designer Paul Normandale and Lighting Director Glen Johnson, are on the road for another tour with Harman’s Martin Professional lighting fixtures, including 41 MAC Auras, 32 MAC Viper Profiles, six MAC Viper AirFXs and two AF1 Fans. Add a comment

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Events Related to Scottish Independence Referendum Lit with SGM P-5 Fixtures

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The Street at Pacific Quay on Referendum Night, illuminated with SGM P-5sGLASGOW, Scotland -- Two TV rental specialists — one operating in London and one in Glasgow — pooled their respective SGM inventories recently during the recent Scottish Independence Referendum. With most of the broadcast activity centered on Glasgow, Tony Kennedy’s Teknique Systems, having purchased 12 SGM P-5 Washlights from SGM UK, joined forces with Richard Martin Lighting (RML) to provide lighting infrastructure in two very different venues. Add a comment

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Beyoncé/Jay Z "On the Run" HBO Special Includes Solaris LED Mozarts

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Beyoncé/Jay Z PARIS — In only their second use at a major concert event, 110 Solaris LED Mozart fixtures ringed the balcony rail of the Stade de France in Paris for the Beyoncé Jay Z On the Run HBO Concert Special.  The Mozarts were chosen to enhance the TV shoot featuring the tour’s closing dates, and stood out brightly amidst over 80,000 fans.

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LumenRadio and ACME Announce CRMXchip Partnership

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ACME, one of the largest enterprises known worldwide for is specialization in the field of lighting, will now include CRMXchip as a standard feature for their existing and future professional product line.GOTHENBURG, Sweden — LumenRadio announced that ACME joined the group of manufacturers incorporating the company’s CRMXchip in its products earlier this month. ACME, one of the largest enterprises known worldwide for is specialization in the field of lighting, will now include CRMXchip as a standard feature for their existing and future professional product line.

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coolux To Host Real-Time Tracking Event Nov. 7

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COLOGNE, Germany – coolux will host an event focusing on real-time tracking applications for  users of its Pandoras Box family of products at the company’s facility at Richard-Byrd-Str. 19, 50829; Cologne, Germany on Nov. 7. The event promises to have a relaxed networking atmosphere along with the presentations and will take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Add a comment

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dbn Lighting Adds SGM P-5 Wash Lights to Inventory

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 dbn Lighting P-5s are rigged to the roof of the Glasgow Science Centre in preparation for a major event.MANCHESTER, U.K. -- dbn Lighting recently added 24 of SGM’s new P-5 low profile LED wash lights to its existing stock of SGM’s Palco 3 and Genio LED fixtures. Pictured here, dbn Lighting P-5s are rigged to the roof of the Glasgow Science Centre in preparation for a major event. Add a comment

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White Light Provides National Theatre of Scotland with New Lighting Gear

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GLASGOW, Scotland – For the National Theatre of Scotland, based here, White Light provided new lighting and control gear including Martin MAC Vipers, Auras and a new ETC Gio console for current and future productions. The 2014 season includes performances of The Tin Forest and The James Plays.

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