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Fineline Lights Warwick Castle’s 1100th Anniversary

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WARWICK, UK – Fineline supplied lighting, LED side screens and an IMAG camera package for Warwick Castle’s 1100th Anniversary Summer Proms Spectacular - a music, fireworks and pyro extravaganza to celebrate the founding of the castle.

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Scorpions Lit by GLP Impression X4 XLs for "MTV Unplugged" in Greece

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ATHENS, Greece - Rainer Becker, long-serving LD for legendary German rock band the Scorpions, is the first adopter of GLP's new impression X4 XL moving head for the MTV Unplugged series. Six of the fixtures were positioned along the front edge of the subwoofers, with Becker declaring, “I prefer big effects. They have so much power that if you set the zoom to zero they will hurt people’s eyes so you have to fire them over the heads of the audience.”

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Tomorrowland Dance Festival Lighting System Includes ELC Lighting's "Buddy" Nodes

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BOOM, Belgium – The latest product from ELC Lighting, the Buddy, made its debut at the Tomorrowland electronic music festival. Luc Buytaert at AVL Lighting said “Everything about the Buddy makes it a perfect device for an event like Tomorrowland. Freelancers and technicians all want one in their tool box because you can use it for everything. It’s perfect for testing the rig without having the console, testing the outputs of the console, expanding the outputs of a console or using it as a small controller with the free ChamSys MagicQ software."

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Clay Paky Lights German Talent Show

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German talent show Keep Your Light Shining uses dramatic lighting to emphasize the importance of each singer's brief chance to impress the viewing audience. With only 15-20 seconds to sing in the spotlight, they have to do their best to have an impact before the light moves onto the next performer. To keep up with the fast-paced action, LD Jerry Appelt chose Clay Paky fixtures including 54 Alpha Spot HPE 1500, 24 Alpha Spot QWO 800, 12 Alpha Profile 800, 36 Alpha Beams, 88 Sharpys and 48 A.leda B-EYE fixtures.

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Clay Paky Sharpys Used at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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MADRID, Spain – Lighting designer Edu Valverde used Clay Paky Sharpys for a show celebrating Spanish jewellery brand Aristocrazy at this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid. The designer positioned the Sharpys in straight lines down either side of the catwalk entrance, highlighting the stark geometry of the door and also in further parallel lines down either side of the catwalk.

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Portugal's "The Voice" Uses Nexus 4x4 Pixel Mapping for Extra Flash

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LISBON, Portugal – Marco Silva, LD and programmer for A Voz de Portugal, the Portuguese version of The Voice, used 28 Chauvet Nexus 4 x 4 panels to create a front stage façade, which he had pixel mapped by João Canoso of FX - Road Lights. Working with an Mbox Studio media server, Canoso created a design that coordinated with the 6 mm LED upstage video wall. On the live segments of the show, Silva complements the 28 Nexus 4x4 panels with 48 COLORdash Batten-Hex 8 linear wash fixtures and 48 COLORado 1-Quad Tour RGBW LED par-style fixtures.

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Robert Juliat Lancelot Lights Lanxess Arena, Cologne

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COLOGNE, Germany – The Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany has acquired four Robert Juliat Lancelot followspots. “We chose the RJ Lancelot products because we were not completely satisfied with the American manufacturer we worked with before and therefore preferred to use a European product,” says Lanxess Arena’s technical manager, Martin Rebiszewski.

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Robe Lights Top Gear Live European Tour

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LD Steve Sinclair used nearly 200 Robe moving lights to light the Europen tour of Top Gear Live. The Robe fixtures were 38 x LEDWash 600s, 12 x LEDWash 800s, 40 x LEDWash 1200s and 36 x MMX WashBeams all from Robe’s ROBIN series, together with 36 ColorSpot 1200E ATs and 16 x ColorWash 1200E ATs. The main aesthetic challenges include lighting lightning fast moving vehicles and illuminating a large – 27 metres wide by 53 metres deep - stage area keeping it edgy, exciting and theatrical – and also providing the drivers with enough light to perform safely!

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SGM G-Spot Used at NorthSide Festival in Denmark

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AARHUS , Denmark  – The Danish NorthSide Festival, which drew 35,000 visitors, made use of four SGM G-Spot moving heads for beam effects atop 6-meter-high containers placed in the shape of a horseshoe between the festival's Blue Stage and Green Stage.

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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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