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2014 Glastonbury Festival Gets Support from Fineline Lighting

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2014 Glastonbury Festival Gets Support from Fineline Lighting

SOMERSET, UK - Bristol-based lighting and visuals rental company, Fineline Lighting supplied lighting and rigging including ground support systems to five stages at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. This included the Acoustic, Cabaret, Circus, Astrolabe Stages and HMS WOW at the festival, staged here June 25-29.

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Shanghai International Lighting Fair Set to Debut Sept. 3-5

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SHANGHAI - The Shanghai International Lighting Fair debuts this fall from 3 – 5 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the event is expected to host over 100 exhibitors. China’s central and eastern region is quickly becoming one of the fastest areas for the development of state-of-the-art properties and infrastructure projects as government planning focuses on reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Riedel Provides Communications Solutions for Red Bull Air Race

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Riedel Provides Communications Solutions for Red Bull Air RaceWUPPERTAL, Germany - For the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which ran annually from 2003 to 2010 before returning in 2014 with races held in Abu Dhabi (Feb. 28), Rovinj, Croatia (April 12) and Putrajaya, Malaysia (May 18), relied upon a signal distribution system built by Riedel engineers for video, audio, communications, and data. The MediorNet real-time media network includes seven MediorNet Compact frames and three MediorNet Modular frames. Technicians interface audio signals via MADI and Riedel's RockNet digital audio network solution in combination with MediorNet to integrate the event's main mixing console, located in the OB van that provided the big-screen mix for the live audience. Riedel also supplied the wireless video links and HD cameras for the racing planes' onboard cameras, thus enabling pictures to be delivered from the pilots' perspectives. The 2014 series makes several more stops before finishing in China in November.

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Cyc FX8s Are A Model Fixture on Germany’s Next Top Model

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Getting the right mix of lighting for both TV and live elements was crucial for the final of Germany’s 2014 Next Top Model so LD Manuel Da Costa turned to Robe’s ROBIN CycFX 8 fixtures. He used 44 x CycFX 8s in total, mostly rigged to the side stage wings and used to wash parts of the catwalk as general illumination and also to create some bold and distinctive effects.

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Brilliant Stages Delivers Skatepark for One Direction Tour

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For One Direction's latest stadium tour, Brilliant Stages delivered a series of staging elements designed around a central theme of a skatepark. The 3-dimensional diamond-shaped ‘skate park’ features multiple performer levels that spread across the 54m wide x 21m deep main stage. The set incorporates pairs of ego- and band-risers, perimeter ramps and screamers arranged either side of a steep central slope, which rakes upstage at a 19° angle to a height of 4.5m, and is fronted by a 34m long skate thrust to the B-stage.

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Philips Selecon PLprofile1 LED Luminaires Provide 'Magical Light' For Immersive Installation

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PERTH, Australia - LD Flynn Talbot utilised the intense colour of three Philips Selecon PLprofile1 LED luminaires to add another dimension to his latest stunning light installation 'Primary'. "It was integral for this project that the triangles to appear to glow," says Talbot. "This meant I needed a luminaire with the ability to shape the beam to precisely the edge of each triangle as any spill light would detract from the effect. The PLprofile1 luminaires delivered a perfectly defined beam, even at their widest beam angle of 44º, which was ideal for lighting the large structure from a relatively short throw distance."

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Lionel Richie Performs in Dubai with Clay Paky Fixtures

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Lionel Richie Performs in Dubai with Clay Paky FixturesDUBAI, UAE - LD Debbi Fowler used an arsenal of Clay Paky lighting fixtures to illuminate Lionel Richie’s performance at the open-air Media City Amphitheatre here. Dubai based Eclipse provided the Clay Paky fixtures, which included Alpha Spot HPE 1500, Alpha Profile 1500, Sharpy and Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures.

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'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' Staged in Argentina with D.T.S. Fixtures

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For a production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Lola Membrives de Calle Corrientes’ Theatre in Buenos Aires, the lighting system included more than 50 D.T.S. moving lights.BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — For a production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Lola Membrives de Calle Corrientes’ Theatre here,  the lighting system included more than 50 D.T.S. moving lights. The setup included 36 XR3000 SPOT CMY fixtures and 16 x XR1200 WASH hung on five horizontal trusses and set at both sides of the stage. Add a comment

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Prodigy Concert in Tel Aviv Lit with Robe Gear

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Prodigy Concert in Tel Aviv Lit with Robe Gear. Photo by Erez Hadar.TEL AVIV, Israel – For a Prodigy concert at Trade Fairs Centre here, LD Andy Hurst used more than 120 Robe fixtures including 32 Pointes, 76 LEDBeam 100s and 16 LEDWash 600s supplied by Argaman Systems. The gear mostly came from Argaman’s stock, but Danor Rental provided some of the fixtures.

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Marteria Tour Rig Included Clay Paky Fixtures

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Marteria Tour Rig Included Clay Paky FixturesMUNICH – For a recent tour featuring electronic/rap artist Marteria, LD Tjorre Hasubski used 42 fixtures from Clay Paky in the lighting rig, including 22 Alpha Spot QWO 800s and 20 Clay Paky Sharpys. They were controlled by a full-size grandMA2 and grandMA2 light console along with one VPU basic MK2 and two 12 x 2.3 kVA digital dimmers, all from MA Lighting.

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