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UEP Adds SGM Gear to Inventory

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Steve Butcher, with some of his new SGM acquisitionsLEIGHTON BUZZARD, U.K. — Universal Event Productions (UEP) founder Steve Butcher bolstered his company’s rental inventory recently with SGM’s SP-6 SixPack pixel blinders, XC-5 RGB color strobes and P-5 wash lights. SGM UK sourced the gear. Add a comment

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Avicii Shows in U.K., Europe Get XL Video Support

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Avicii’s recent U.K. and European shows relied on LED, projection and control from XL VideoLONDON — Avicii’s recent U.K. and European shows relied on LED, projection and control from XL Video. Also supporting the shows: tour director Curly Jobson, production manager Robin Scott and visuals produced by Harry Bird from This Is Comix. (Bird also serves as live show director.)

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Frank Turner Tours with Avolites Sapphire Touch

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Frank Turner LD Shaun Moore Tours with Avolites Sapphire TouchLONDON — For folk-punk singer Frank Turner's European tour, LD Shaun Moore, who has used various Avolites desks since 2002, is controlling the lighting rig with a Sapphire Touch.

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Secret Garden Music Festival Stage Roof Collapses, Band Escapes Injury

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SYDNEY — A March 1 performance by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at the Secret Garden Music Festival here was cut short when a roof element fell to the stage. Reports cited damage from heavy rains that had hit the area prior to the performance as the probable cause. The performance area, one of the festival’s main stages, was shut down.

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Clay Paky Fixtures Create A ‘Temple Of Light’ For Turkvision Song Contest 2013

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The power of over 200 Clay Paky fixtures was employed to light the first-ever Turkvision Song Contest 2013 in an impressive lighting display that has been dubbed the ‘temple of light.' To create a powerful and punchy colour scheme Klein and his team utilized the Clay Paky fixtures in a layered effect, building up the shows texture and intense of colour through the various beam outputs achievable with the Clay Paky fixtures. “We had to use light as a structure,” explained LD Eran Klein, “The show is a multi-national televised event and we wanted to find an abstract way to symbolise togetherness so we created the on-stage ‘temple of light’.”

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Clay Paky Brights on 4U Rage Festival

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In South Africa, school's out and it's time to party for the next two weeks. The 4U Rage Festival marks the end of the school year, and an estimated 80,000 kids will visit the resort town of Balito to celebrate. Hirezone supplied the lighting for the main dance floor at the Sound Factory in Balito which included two 6m Prolyte H30v Circles and Clay Paky Sharpies. “This was an opportunity to play with a massive rig on consecutive nights to packed houses and some of the best music on offer,” said LD Bradley Bruchhausen. “The ClayPaky Sharpies are awesome fixtures - they make any stage look epic."

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HSL Passes Grammar Test

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The first full production tour by trip hop trio London Grammar featured a new GoldPix 77 LED surface. This is a 500 X 500 mm panel populated with 7 x 7 warm white LEDs with very narrow beam optics, which is incredibly light, robustly built and ideal for touring and making a high visual impact. The tour's stylish and off-beat visual design was created by Steve Bewley, who rose to the challenge of producing a scalable and flexible rig that would look good wherever they played.

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Immersive Forest of Light for Closing Ceremony of Sochi Winter Games

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The closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics wrapped up the most expensive games yet with a dynamic forest of light, which was created and built by set and stage designer, TAIT Technologies, and programmed by creative UK collective, Immersive. The design by Danielle Finzi Pasca was comprised of a custom LED product which was flown from a complex flying system rigged above the field of play. "At Immersive, we strive to work at the forefront of project design alongside clients that not only have the vision to see the idea but also the technical know-how to deliver them," said project manager Mark Calvert.


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Robe Welcomes Chinese New Year in London

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As Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off around the world, Robe Lighting was involved in some of the highest profiles shows around the world including the massive celebrations in London’s Trafalgar Square. The event featured an afternoon of onstage entertainment culminating in a massive son et lumière extravaganza finale show to welcome the Year of the Horse. Three straight trusses were dead-hung below the roof of the 15 metre wide Star Events Alpha Stage to provide all the onstage lighting positions, to which were added eight each of Robe’s ROBIN Pointes, ROBIN MMX Spots and ROBIN LEDWash 600s and 16 x ROBIN LEDBeam 100s. For general washes, they added in some 2K fresnels.

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LD Marcos Olivio Uses SGM's P-5 for Brazil TV Show

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RIO de JANEIRO - For Clip Vem Aí, a Brazilian TV show on Rede Globo, LD Marcos Olivio and Spectrun Design e Iluminação used SGM's P-5 LED wash light to light a large cyclorama screen as a background in a manner that appealed to the camera lens as well as the human eye

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