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Harford Sound Calls on Chauvet Professional to Enhance Arena Vibe for Glamour Kitty

04/03/2021 - Production News

USA – As far as improvised livestream studios go, the 750 square foot performance space that owner Evan Kirkendall and GM Steve Wozniak created inside Harford Sound’s warehouse is pretty big. It’s also beefy, with a rig that includes over 75 Chauvet Professional fixtures and a massive 18’ by 10’ video wall made with F4IP panels.

Unusual Rigging welcomes Chancellor’s Budget amid fears of future skills shortage

04/03/2021 - Business News

UK – Unusual Rigging welcomes the outcome of the Budget and what it means for theatres and other art venues. The Chancellor’s pledge to give an extra £410 million to the arts is intended to help the sector recover as lockdown eases. The funds are earmarked for theatres, museums, galleries and live music venues. But, says Tom Harper (pictured), managing director at Unusual, for the funds to be used most effectively, the industry should be regarded as an ecosystem, echoing the National Theatre’s Rufus Norris’s idea that the funds should be pumped into productions and not venues.

ASG Entertainments and Chauvet Professional Turn Historic Red Fox Green

03/03/2021 - Production News

UK – Set in a thickly wooded area and set off by beautifully manicured gardens, the brick and sandstone building on Liverpool Road evokes vivid images of the late 19-the century British country manor that it once was, before becoming home to an award-winning restaurant.

Le VIP’s diverse music repertoire reinforced with L-Acoustics

03/03/2021 - Project News

France – Once known as ‘Little Breton California’, the vibrant town of Saint-Nazaire is well worth a visit. It has a host of surprises in store, one of which is VIP, or ‘Le VIP’, as locals refer to it. Featuring a 550-seat concert hall, three rehearsal studios and a resource centre, this is a welcoming haven for artists of all levels and music genres. This year, French audio, lighting and video company, Melpomen has installed L-Acoustics A Series in Le VIP to address the venue’s complex architectural design and deliver homogenous sound across the entire auditorium.

Yamaha Equips Flexible Swiss Training Facility

03/03/2021 - Project News

Switzerland – In January 2021, a new training and conference facility for Mercury Training Group SA opened in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The versatile space is designed to be used as one large room or divided into two or three smaller ones, so a flexible and reliable audio system was needed. Yamaha provided the chosen solution.

Strand standardises on DIN rail for Vision.Net

03/03/2021 - Equipment News

Strand, the original name in theatrical lighting and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced that it is standardising its portfolio of industry-leading Vision.Net architectural lighting components to use 35mm DIN rail for mounting.

Czech Radio freshens up for 2021 with DiGiCo Quantum338

03/03/2021 - Project News

Czech Republic – Nearly a century old, Czech Radio (Český rozhlas (ČRo)) is the largest public radio broadcaster in the Czech Republic and Europe’s second oldest radio broadcaster after the BBC. Established in 1923, Czech Radio offers four national services, 14 regional channels, numerous channels covering classical and jazz music, sports, children’s and youth radio services and external multi-language broadcasts. With previous positive experiences of using DiGiCo SD12 consoles, Czech Radio’s team decided to expand their fleet of broadcast transmission vehicles, with a DiGiCo Quantum338 firmly establishing itself as the heart of the new OB van for the station’s key location in Prague.

Still washing the old-fashioned way? March 4th Elation Coffee Break explores new generation of wash lights

03/03/2021 - Event News

The all-important wash light has evolved into a dynamic, multi-featured LED wash fixture that is vastly superior to wash luminaires found even just a few years ago. Join Elation’s Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif on this week’s Elation Coffee Break as they take a closer look at three premium LED automated wash fixtures that have given lighting designers all new creative wash possibilities: the Artiste Rembrandt, Artiste Van Gogh and Fuze Wash FR.

Robe France Launches Robe Awards 2021 Event

02/03/2021 - Event News

France – Robe Lighting France delivered its first Robe Awards event, a new design, programming and operating competition which saw ten finalists whittled down from over 160 initial entrants to battle it out in person at Les Studios de la Montjoie in the La Plaine St Denis area near Paris where they utilised a full Robe lighting rig.

KISS 2020 Goodbye New Year’s Eve Concert from Dubai Features Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius Unicos for Architectural and Stage Lighting

02/03/2021 - Production News

UAE – On New Year’s Eve there was no doubt that everyone was ready to bid farewell to a very bad year. But one legendary rock band was prepared to KISS 2020 Goodbye in spectacular fashion with a live Pay-Per-View concert from Atlantis the Palm in Dubai.

3LR Lighting Appoints Christina Nowak

02/03/2021 - People News

UK – 3LR, UK and Ireland representative for leading international manufacturers of architectural, film, entertainment and broadcast lighting and control, has appointed Christina Nowak as film and studio liaison. Marketing graduate Christina has accrued wide experience of business development in the film technology and production sector, working with leading brands including Red Digital Cinema, Ncam Technologies and G-Technology. Her work has seen her become a trusted figure across the industry, with a strong network of contacts, including acclaimed industry creatives, influencers, industry partners and societies.

Lewis & Clark Library – Helena Equips with Martin Audio

02/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Lewis & Clark Library located in Helena, Montana, has commissioned a new public address paging system, opting for an elegant Martin Audio solution designed and installed by locally based AV integration company, Montana Pro Audio.

Hippotizer Nevis+ embraced as ‘vital solution’ for smaller productions

02/03/2021 - Equipment News

Hippotizer’s Nevis+ media server is proving to be an essential tool for smaller productions around the world, offering the features and power of its ‘bigger brother’ stablemates but in a more compact and affordable package.

Graham Hill Joins Elation as Business Development Manager

02/03/2021 - People News

Europe – Elation Professional’s European headquarters has announced that from 1st March long time lighting professional Graham Hill will be serving as the company’s new business development manager.