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City Church In New Orleans Installs PVP S7 Video Wall Panels from Chauvet

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Chauvet PVP 57 video wall panels are used at City Church in New OrleansNEW ORLEANS - Jestin Quiett, technical director of City Church, based here, credited the new video wall that serves as a backdrop for church services for a wide variety of looks and effects. Ray Ziegler of RZI Lighting New Orleans provided the PVP S7 LED panels from Chauvet Professional that make up the 6 by 30 foot (HxW) video wall.

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Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) Program Launches in Orlando

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Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) Program Launches in OrlandoORLANDO, FL — From March 5-7, Absen’s Orlando showroom was turned into a classroom as 26 technicians from 17 rental and staging companies participated in the inaugural Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) Training Program, the first program of its kind in the U.S. sponsored by a Chinese LED manufacturer. A second ACE training program will take place later this year.

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Casting Crowns Tour Extends Upward Reach of PixelFlex LED Display

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Casting Crowns Tour Extends Upward Reach of PixelFlex LED DisplayNASHVILLE — Casting Crowns production manager Carter Hassebroek and LD Chris Lighthall worked with Peter Streiff at a PixelFlex rental partner Elite Multimedia Productions (EMP) on a 24 by 32 foot (WxH) 20mm LED curtain display for the Christian band’s Thrive tour.  The six-by-four panel display (WxH) uses custom rigging hardware to extend the panels’ upward reach.

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WorldStage Supports 3G Press Event for Mercedes-Benz

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DETROIT — When Mercedes-Benz took the stage for its press event at the 2014 North American International Auto Show at COBO Center here in January, it deployed what is believed to be the country’s first 3G HD-SDI fly pack, now available from WorldStage. Add a comment

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Cavs Honor Zydrunas Ilgauskas with Full Court Projections

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Quince Imaging worked with the Cavs’ QTV team and Think Media on the project.CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Cavaliers honored the career of former player Zydrunas “The Z” Ilgauskas, retiring his #11 during a March 8, 2014 ceremony at the Quicken Loans Arena here. Quince Imaging worked with the Cavs’ QTV team and Think Media. The project involved mapped projections and a 3600x1878 pixel space using 16 HD projectors. The creative team used Pandoras Box v5.5 and the latest version of Warper. Fans could live-tweet comments to two 16-by-28-foot projection screens hanging high atop the arena.

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Ellie Goulding UK Arena Tour Gets XL Video Support

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Ellie Goulding UK Arena Tour Gets XL Video SupportLONDON - For a recent tour of U.K. arenas, LDs Cate Carter and Pablo Beckett of Bryte Design expanded their video-centered set design to include some of XL Video's newer LED products - the Radiant MC-18 Hybrid, Radiant MC-7T, Radiant MC-18T and Pixled F-12 screens. XL Video also supplied cameras, a Catalyst media server for playback and PPU and crew for the tour, which brought Goulding’s ongoing Halcyon Days trek from the earlier theatre-sized production to a larger version for arena-sized venues. 

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Stonehenge Center Takes Visitors Back in Time with AV Assist from Electrosonic

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WILTSHIRE, U.K. - An installation at Stonehenge's visitor center got an AV assist from Electrosonic to help newcomers experience the ancient stone formation. One of the main highlights is the ‘Standing in the Stones’ exhibit, a 360-degree virtual experience. Installed by Electrosonic, the exhibit lets visitors stand in a virtual Stonehenge as it is today and in the past. The three-minute film, based on state-of-the-art laser scan images of the stone circle, transports viewers back in time, experiencing the summer and winter solstices of long ago.

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Royal Opera House Ballet Uses Hippotizer Rackoon to Pair Performers with Pixels

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For Tetractys: The Art of Fugue at London's Royal Opera House in February, Tauba Auerbach worked with programmer Florian Baeumler and a Hippotizer Rackoon

LONDON - For Wayne McGregor's Tetractys: The Art of Fugue, a ballet for 12 dancers set to Bach that was performed at London's Royal Opera House in February, set and costume designer Tauba Auerbach worked with programmer Florian Baeumler and the venue's newly-acquired Hippotizer Rackoon for an assist with the visual design, which paired live performers with geometric graphics.

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U.K. TV Show Lines Ski Jump with Ai-Controlled LEDs

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LONDON - For The Jump, a show broadcast on U.K.'s Channel 4 that invites celebrities to give ski jumping, bobsledding and other Olympic winter sports a try, lighting director Roger Williams and set designer Patrick Watson used 400 meters of IntelliFLEX LED systems, controlled by Avolites Media's Ai Server Infinity EX Series. The show was presented by Alex Brooker and Davina McCall (pictured here).
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Moment Factory Creates Immersive Visuals for Oakley Marketing Event

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Moment Factory Creates Immersive Visuals for Oakley Marketing EventLOS ANGELES - Oakley commissioned Moment Factory to design and produce a multimedia environment for the launch of its new "Disruptive By Design" marketing campaign. Working with several different spaces in Studio Red in Los Angeles, Moment Factory created unique visuals that included a room featuring 270-degree projection screens for a speech given by Oakley CEO Colin Baden. Add a comment

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