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Russian Company's Annual Event Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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NL International’s Annual Event in Moscow Lit with Clay Paky GearMOSCOW — For NL International’s 13th Anniversary Event at Crocus City Hall here, Novosibirsk-based production company Elkruff included Clay Paky fixtures in the rig, including 30 Alpha Wash 1500s, 26 Alpha Wash 1200s, 64 Sharpys, 16 Alpha Spot HPE 1500s, 10  Alpha Beam 700s and 20 Alpha Beam 300s. Add a comment

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Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus Tours Rely on Mojo Barriers

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ABRIDGE, Essex, U.K. — If you’re a hugely popular artist, you’re going to need crowd control gear wherever you perform. Through its U.K. office here, Mojo Barriers is supplying stage barriers for summer crowds drawn to the U.K. and European performances for Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus.

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Egypt's CBC Relies on Riedel MediorNet for Flexible HD Signal Transport

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CAIRO - Egyptian TV channel Capital Broadcast Center upgraded its Cairo facilities with the installation of a MediorNet real-time media network from Riedel Communications. Riedel MediorNet frames enable flexible transport of 10 HD video signals between two CBC buildings within the Egyptian Media Production City. Going forward, CBC can connect additional sites and increase the signal load by adding additional MediorNet frames to the network.

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Swedish Bridges Lit with CueCore Control Solution

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STOCKHOLM - Visual Productions' CueCores were utilized to control the lighting on the Kista Trafikplats E4/E18 project where two bridges have been built at the largest interchange in Stockholm. CueCore was selected because it offers a solid-state solution that integrates a schedular. Two CueCores were used – one for each bridge – with a total of 400 LED channels per bridge.

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Veronica Maggio Arena Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky B-EYE Fixtures

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Veronica Maggio Arena Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky B-EYE FixturesNORRKÖPING, Sweden — LD Henrik Lundin is using Clay Paky B-EYE K20s to light Swedish vocalist Veronica Maggio’s first-ever Scandinavian arena tour. In addition to the B-EYE, Lundin specified 18 Alpha 1500 Profiles and 24 x Sharpys to keep the lighting rig and large LED screen in balance.  Lagom & Gott Ljud AB provided the fixtures.

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Blackmagic Design Used by Crew Supporting FA Cup Parade Coverage in London

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NORTH LONDON, U.K. -  Arsenal Media Group delivered a live production of the FA Cup trophy parade with a workflow built around Blackmagic Design's ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub 4K. The live event was visable outside the Emirates Stadium on a 100-square-meter mobile LED screen, and online by 200,000 worldwide.

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Avolites Ai Media Server To Power South Africa's First Choreographed 3D Video-Mapping Experience

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South Africa - The Avolites Ai Media Server EX series was used to power a choreographed 3D video-mapping experience for Nissan. "Our scenic team designed a 24m wide 3D stage set that required the Ai Media Server to power three 14K HD Christie Projectors, which covered the area," explains Dillon Jearey. "The biggest challenge for us was that the deadline between content load-in and show production was incredibly tight. Thankfully, the Ai proved itself to be extremely versatile and reliable, handling the fast-tracked programming schedule with speed and ease."

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Dutch Dance Event, Qapital, Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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AMSTERDAM - Inspired by the architecture of Paris’ Eiffel Tower, show designer Mark Rietveld sought to build a giant industrial DJ set for the Qapital dance event. Rietveld used 68 x Clay Paky Sharpys to create fierce light architecture that mirrored the show’s giant structural set. “The brief for the lighting design was to accentuate the structure and give it as many dimensions as possible,” explains Rietveld. “The Sharpys had a specific role in the design, they were there to extend the wings of the stage in the ceiling and to add some punch and power to the center of the set, shooting light down into the crowds.”

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The Voice van Vlaanderan (The Voice of Flanders) Lit with Robe Gear

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BELGIUM - For the live finals of the Voice van Vlaanderen (The Voice of Flanders), Show Designer Ignace D’Haese's lihting rig incorporated 30 x Pointes, 21 x LEDWash 1200s, 22 x LEDWash 800s, 12 x LEDWash 600s and 15 x LEDWash 300s from Robe. The design was based on giving the show an epic ‘live arena’ aesthetic while also being flexible and adaptable to deal with the myriad of different musical genres performed throughout the 10 weeks. While the show naturally had to look great on TV, it also had to look spectacular for the 3000 Voice fans who packed into the stadium each week to cheer on their favorites.

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X-Factor in the Czech & Slovak Republics Lit with Robe Fixtures

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CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAK REPUBLIC - For the final of the Czech and Slovak edition of the X-Factor, LDs Michal Schmidt and Tomáš Lecký used 56 x Robe ROBIN Pointes, 22 x ColorSpot 700E ATs and 20 x ColorSpot 1200E ATs. “The Pointe is absolutely the TOP moving light product at the moment – I could not conceive of doing a high profile music show like this without them,” Schmidt said.

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