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Franz Ferdinand Tours with Video Support from PRG Nocturne

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Franz Ferdinand is touring with visual support from PRG NocturneLONDON — Franz Ferdinand (the band) has been touring in support of their album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, since early March. Mark O'Herlihy and PRG Nocturne have been supporting the shows in London and Europe, complementing LD Cormac Jackson’s visual design and also providing thoughts, words and deeds (and working video gear) to support production manager Bob O’Brien’s efforts. Add a comment

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Toronto International Film Festival Partners with Christie Digital

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Christie’s 4K projection technology is also installed at TIFF Bell Lightbox.TIFF Bell Lightbox photo by Charles Leonio/Wire Image courtesy ChristieTORONTO — Christie, which served as projection partner for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival last September, noted that nearly all films are now screened digitally, with an increasing percentage seen in ultra-high res 4K format. Christie has been a festival partner for 14 years now. Information on the company’s 2014 sponsorship will be available starting in July. Pictured here is TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features Christie’s 4K projection technology.

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Saddleback Church Uses Absen LED Video Walls for Easter Services

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Saddleback Church called CCI Solutions with an Easter challenge. With as many as 35,000 converging at the campus here for holiday services, the church needed LED walls in two of the tents erected for overflow crowdsLAKE FOREST, CA — Saddleback Church called CCI Solutions with an Easter challenge. With as many as 35,000 converging at the campus here for holiday services, the church needed LED walls in two of the tents erected for overflow crowds. CGI Solutions turned to Absen to obtain the required 3.9mm LED video gear with a three-week turnaround. The result: a 9.84 by 16.4 foot video wall for Tent 2 and 6.56 by 11.48 foot video wall for Tent 3.

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Durham Cathedral Hosts Projected AniMotion Show

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Durham Cathedral Hosts Projected AniMotion Show. Photo by Douglas RobertsonDURHAM, U.K. — Artist Maria Rud and projection specialist Ross Ashton brought their AniMotion concept, a blend of digital art and live music, to Durham Cathedral here. It accompanied a performance by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, flautist David Heath and music producer and DJ Dolphin Boy.

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Spider-Man Movie Premiere Gets XL Video Support

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Spider-Man Movie Premiere Gets XL Video SupportLONDON — Leicester Square was chosen as the venue for the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – the latest installment of the Marvel Comics franchise from Columbia Pictures. XL Video provided MC-7 LED panels for the star-studded event.

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New Oakley Store Gets Visual Assist from Moment Factory

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??New Oakley Store Gets Visual Assist from Moment FactoryNEW YORK — For its new flagship store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, which opened May 1, Oakley offers customers a visual feast for the eyes — 27 LCD screens arranged in rows of three that are incorporated in fragmented forms suspended across the length of the ceiling. Moment Factory provided a key visual assist.

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Projection Studio Brings Colchester Castle History to Light

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Projection artist and digital art specialist Ross Ashton of London-based The Projection Studio created three new son et lumière shows for Colchester CastleCOLCHESTER, U.K. — Projection artist and digital art specialist Ross Ashton of London-based The Projection Studio created three new son et lumière shows for Colchester Castle, making use of a large-format projection on one of the Castle’s internal walls. The visuals were paired with soundtracks created by sound artist Karen Monid. The physical installation was completed by Sysco AV.

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Christie Projectors Play a Role in India’s Political Campaigns

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Christie projectors were used on a mobile stage. Photo courtesy of Musion Das Hologram.NEW DELHI, India — Christie visual technology was chosen in a bid to help bring the candidates (or, actually, a projected likeness of the candidates) closer to potential voters across India in the run-up to elections for a new parliament, which were held in nine phases from April 7 to May 12, 2014. The winners were due to be announced May 16.

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James Blunt Tours with Big Curved Screen from XL Video

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XL Video is supplying a 9 by 9.5 meter (WxH) curved Pixled F-15 LED screen for James Blunt’s Moon Landing world tourSAN FRANCISCO — XL Video is supplying a 9 by 9.5 meter (WxH) curved Pixled F-15 LED screen for James Blunt’s Moon Landing world tour along with cameras and PPU, projection and crew. The gear was specified by production designer Paul Normandale, who has been working with LD Glen Johnson and XL Video to support the artist’s visuals since 2005. This fourth world tour is by far the largest to date in terms of production.

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Rig for 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Included 32 Barco Projectors

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was staged at B&W Halls here, with semi-finals on May 6 and May 8 and finals on May 10. The event included a cube-shaped central stage, with visual support from 32 Barco projectors and three Encore presentation switchers provided by Mediatec Solutions.

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