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GLP welcomes PLASA audience with a blinding display

22/09/2021 - Event News

UK – GLP proved at this year’s PLASA Show that it is sometimes unnecessary to take more than a minimal booth to create maximum impact.

Long-standing relationship between Christie and University of Waterloo delivers big results

22/09/2021 - Business News

Canada – Christie and the University of Waterloo’s Vision and Image Processing Lab are celebrating a new milestone: the development and productisation of the patented algorithm that drives the resolution enhancement of the new Christie M 4K25 RGB pure laser projector. This is the latest success between the renowned institution and Christie, which together recently wrapped up a third, two-year research project.

Allen & Heath SQ Consoles Deliver Double Duty – Livestream and Recording Mixes

22/09/2021 - Production News

USA – Co-founded by famed bassist Matt Garrison and co-founder Fortuna Sung, ShapeShifter Lab is a 4,200 square foot performance space in Brooklyn designed to serve as a hub for like-minded genre-bending musicians and artists. Developed as a unique outlet for the presentation of art and music events, ShapeShifter Lab has recently expanded its activities to new spaces and projects with the Allen & Heath SQ-5 and SQ-6 at the centre of the production.

POLAR Promotes Will Turney to Head of Integrated Solutions

22/09/2021 - People News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the AV Integration, MI and professional audio markets, has announced the promotion of current national sales manager for integrated solutions, Will Turney, to the post of head of integrated solutions. Will joined the POLAR team in 2017 as a business development manager after five years with Harman-owned AMX. A marketing and management graduate of Newcastle University, Will's career at POLAR been impressive, and his promotion to leading the Integrated Services Division is a reflection of his dynamism and detailed understanding of the AV industry.

The Astera After Sales Technical Support Team Expands

21/09/2021 - People News

Germany – Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera has announced the appointment of Thor-Andre who joins the after-sales technical support team based at the company’s HQ in Munich, Germany.

Robe LEDBeam 350s Play the TV Game

21/09/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – Lighting designer Bas van der Poel from design practice Light Image used Robe’s brand new LEDBeam 350 moving light fixtures for the recording of a new series of German game show “99 – Eine:r schlägt sie alle!” (99 – One Beats Them All!), which was recorded in the Netherlands at Amsterdam's fabulous circular Westergas venue, part of a former gasworks now sustainably reimagined as a popular event and cultural space.

Maverick Silens 2 Profile Wins PLASA 2021 Award for Innovation

21/09/2021 - Event News

UK – The Maverick Silens 2 Profile doesn’t attract attention to itself because of its sound; the 100% convection cooled LED PCB fixture operates in virtual silence. However, the versatile 560W luminaire did make waves recently when it was honoured with a 2021 PLASA Award For Innovation.

TiMax Tosca spatialisation entrances Puccini purists

21/09/2021 - Production News

Italy – Staged in the elegant courtyard of the Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza, the flagship performance of this year’s Notte d’Opera a Palazzo was a stirring representation of Puccini’s Tosca. The natural acoustics of the 16th century architecture were lifted powerfully yet naturally by the immersive prowess of TiMax spatial audio processing. Complementing TiMax’s sympathetic spatial amplification and to ensure complete audience immersion, impressive virtual scenography was video-mapped onto the imposing façade of the building.

Ayrton goes into the Wilderness with Camp LiteNordic

21/09/2021 - Event News

Norway – Nobody can deny that the last 18 months have been difficult and challenging, especially for this people-orientated industry. Limitations on work, movement and contacts have been hard on everyone. But as restrictions started to ease and the industry begins to open up, LiteNordic, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for Norway, Sweden and Denmark, came up with an ingenious way to reconnect with their customers and lighting designers in a safe, fun way after a near two-year hiatus.

Pro Audio Systems Appoints Chris Beardwell

21/09/2021 - People News

UK – Bradford-based Pro Audio Systems has announced the recruitment of Chris Beardwell to the post of video and lighting sales. For more than 30 years, Pro Audio Systems has supplied professional audio for sales, hire and installation, offering bespoke system design and comprehensive technical support to a wide variety of clients. In a response to consistent customer demand, the company recently began to expand its operations in the direction of the video and lighting sectors; Chris joins to oversee this development.

White Light sets the scene for Shakespearean classic under the stars at Kew Gardens

21/09/2021 - Production News

UK – As part of this summer’s Theatre on Kew programme, The Australian Shakespeare Company staged an open-air production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream within the uniquely botanical surroundings of Kew Gardens. As an approved supplier at the venue, with an industry-leading reputation for supplying theatre shows, White Light (WL) was chosen to provide all lighting and audio equipment for the project.

Meet The High Output X-Effects LED Projector

20/09/2021 - Equipment News

Rosco has announced an addition to the X-Effects LED family of projectors. Known for creating dynamic lighting effects, the X-Effects LED Projector has been a pivotal tool in a wide range of applications including art installations, film and television productions, and amusement park venues, just to name a few.

MLA Folds Back the Years at Rewind Festival

20/09/2021 - Production News

UK – Although this year Rewind Scotland had to be cancelled, the events at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield (Rewind North) and Temple Island Meadows, outside Henley (Rewind South) went ahead within a month of each other. The event is now back under the management of David Heartfield, whose leisure group Impresario Festivals had previously sold the brand to radio group Global back in 2017.

Mason Felps Gives Rock the South Bold Looks with Chauvet Professional

20/09/2021 - Production News

USA – Homecomings are made all the more moving by music, especially when you’re the one lighting the songs, and even more so when you’re returning to do what you love after a long, hard lockdown. Even rain can’t dampen such a moment. Just ask Mason Felps.