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Ultima Studios Gear Up For African Reality Shows With PR Lighting

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TV production company Ultima Studios is responsible for producing it's own original content including two reality shows, MTN Project Fame West Africa and a franchise of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. As a premium media production organization they rely on their own production inventory to service their studio work — and this includes nearly 50 discharge and LED moving heads from PR Lighting.


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Neil Young Concert Canceled Amid Middle East Strife, Rocket Fears

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TEL AVIV — A concert featuring Neil Young and Crazy Horse that was expected to draw more than 30,000 to Hayarkon Park here July 17 was canceled on July 13 by Israeli authorities. Police cited safety risks from a possible rocket attack from the Gaza Strip as the reason for the cancellation. Add a comment

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Temple Media Boosts Tall Ships With PR Lighting Products

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PR Lighting and Temple Media teamed up to provide all staging and technical infrastructure for the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta Constanta 2014. The lighting design incorporated PR Lighting's XR 200 Beam and XLED 1037 wash lights. “The artists’ production teams were delighted by our choice of lights — particularly the XR 200 Beams,” said Dan Chiorcioiu. “In fact they told us these beams were so bright and powerful that they could be seen way out at sea, like a light from a lighthouse.”

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Clay Paky B-EYE Creates Spectacular Looks for Postgirobygget

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LD Petter Nilssen used 12 Clay Paky B-EYE K20s on his vibrant lighting design for Norwegian pop-stars Postgirobygget.

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Painting With Light Illuminates the Spektakel Musical

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MECHELEN, BelgiumPainting With Light provided the lighting for Spektakel Musical, which commemorates the death and destruction of the First World War which started a century ago in 1914. Virtual wing space with light curtains were created to conceal mobile scenery trucks offstage. The same concept is used to mask off different depths along the performance space as the location of the action shifts up and down the hall. There is a left and right vertical light curtain and four horizontal ones made up from a total of 465 Vari*Lite V*L5s and 28 bars of four ACLs.

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The Prodigy at Sonisphere Lit with HSL-supplied Gear

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STEVENAGE, U.K. - Lighting rental company HSL supplied an extensive lighting package – including 140 new Philips Nitro LED strobes along with 60 Robe LEDBeam 100s – for the Prodigy at Sonisphere 2014, which was held in Knebworth Park here this year. The lighting rig, which includes  complements the "aircraft hangar" look created by show designer Andy Hurst. He also deployed that look for the band's New Years Eve show at London's O2 Arena earlier this year.

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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Breaks Attendance Record

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GUANGZHOU – The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition increased its attendance by 11% compared to last year with the final count being 129,885 from 132 countries and regions. Energy efficiency and the application of intelligent lighting were the show’s core theme.

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World Cup Viewing Party in Germany Lit with Elation Fixtures

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NUREMBERG, Germany – Some 20,000 soccer fans celebrated Germany's victory over Argentina in the World Cup final at an open-air viewing party near Nuremberg Airport here July 13. Event technology supplier sld mediatec, based here, provided LD Sebastian Gross with Elation Platinum Beam 5R Extreme and Platinum Spot 35 Pro moving heads, Rayzor Q7 LED moving heads, Design Beam 1200C and Design Spot 575 moving heads, ELED Tri Par 56 LED par lights and white light TVL 3000-II DWs.

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Eclipse Supplies Full Production for 2014 Catey Awards

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LONDON - Eclipse Presentations supplied full technical production for the 2014 Catey Awards, recognizing the hospitality industry. The set design was based around an edge-blended video projection, which included mapped images onto two large scenic replicas of the iconic Catey Award statue flanking both sides of the stage.

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As Arcade Fire Reflektor Tour Ends, LD Chris Bushell Credits Avo Gear

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Arcade Fire's Reflektor tourLONDON - Faced with delivering a complex show design capable of fitting into every kind of venue, LD Chris Bushell turned to Avolites' Sapphire Touch console for Arcade Fire's Reflektor tour. He explains, "I needed a console that would allow me to recreate my design as quickly and efficiently as possible in each space. Luckily the Avolites Sapphire Touch not only manages to do what all other desks do, but it's also packaged in a much easier to access and more intuitive platform, which means I can focus on the creative side of my job rather than the number crunching aspect."

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