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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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RADA Plays Make Use of Philips Selecon LED PL Fixtures

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LONDON – London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) staged Harold Pinter's Betrayal and Cole Porter's High Society at the end of 2013 using Philips Selecon's PL range of LED fixtures. The productions were lit by lighting design students Amy Mae (Betrayal) and Matt Leventhall (High Society.)

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Robe Lights Sertanejo Sensation Lucas Ferreira’s Debut DVD

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SAO PAULO - LD Leonardo Oliveira used 50 x Robe Robin Pointes and 40 LEDWash 600s for a major show featuring Brazilian sertanejo rhythm singer Lucas Ferreira. The event was staged in industrial warehouse space and recorded for DVD.

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Eclipse Presentations Adds Hilton London Wembley To List of Serviced Venues

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LONDON - Located near Wembley Stadium, the Hilton London Wembley hotel has partnered with Eclipse Presentations to supply all of the hotel's lighting, sound and AV needs. Eclipse will be responsible for a Grand Ballroom which can accommodate events up to 600 people as well as 10 executive meeting rooms. The company has been the preferred technical services provider at Wembley Stadium for the last seven years, so having an operation at the hotel brings a real continuity to the operation.

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Pacha Club Lights Up for 20-Year Celebration with Chauvet Professional Nexus 4x4 LED Fixtures

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Pacha Club Lights Up for 20-Year Celebration with Chauvet Professional Nexus 4x4 LED FixturesBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Adding up to considerably more lighting firepower than 20 candles on a cake, Pacha Club used 48 Nexus 4x4 LED fixtures from Chauvet Professional to light up the club’s exterior.  The building lit up like a beacon for the 3,500 visitors joining the club’s milestone celebration. Add a comment

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Relies on Hog4 Control

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HES' HOG4 in Action at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.SOCHI, Russia — The 18-part opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics here was lit by more than 1,100 lighting instruments, all controlled by High End Systems' Hog 4 lighting platform. LD Al Gurdon and programmer Ross Williams contributed to the visual design of the massive show.

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