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The Week in Light & Sound

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Sgt. Pepper Promotion - The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50 years ago this week – and it remains widely regarded as the best rock and roll album concept of all time. To mark the anniversary, the city of Liverpool is to host a huge cultural celebration, called Sgt. Pepper at 50: Heading for Home from Thursday 25 May to Friday 16 June. The council has invested £750,000 of National Lottery funding through its Ambition for Excellence scheme to fund the celebration. The events include:
When I’m 64 - A mass sing-along - broadcast live on radio - of 64 choirs from across the city and of all ages. With an inter-generational theme, the event will focus on what age really means to anyone who is between 14 and 64.
Lucy in The Sky with Diamonds - A light festival on an Olympic scale, with music and fireworks, in the beautiful surroundings of Camp Hill.
With a Little Help From My Friends - Two public art commissions that examine the nature of friendship and self-sacrifice.
Commenting on the festival, Alison Clark, the Arts Council’s national director for combined arts and director north, said, "Our Ambition for Excellence fund uses National Lottery investment to support the creation of work for major national moments. The events to celebrate Sgt. Pepper at 50 on the scale and of the

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VDC Trading appoints US distributor

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

USA - VDC Trading, the company behind Van Damme cable, has announced a distribution agreement with Fingerprint Audio, a USA-based distributor of pro audio equipment for North and South America since 2009. The agreement sees Fingerprint Audio take on VDC’s entire range of Van Damme audio, fibre, data and video cables, including bulk, manufactured and packaged cables and act as distributor covering the entire USA market with immediate effect.
Commenting on the agreement, Niall Holden, CEO of VDC Trading, said, “Fingerprint are an excellent distribution partner for our Van Damme cable range in the USA. With their expertise in audio and MI, they are well positioned to extend our reach and penetration across the US national market. We are delighted to be working with the team.”
Josh Thomas, general manager of Fingerprint Audio, added, “Van Damme cable is known the world over as a leading, quality cable that provides unrivalled robustness and premium performance. Those values match perfectly with what Fingerprint Audio seeks in its brands, and we are proud to help bring Van Damme’s offerings to a new audience.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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GrandMA2 Light and a Pint at PLASA for Liteup

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

UK - Founded in 2006 by Central School of Speech & Drama graduates Kris Box and Marc Callaghan, Liteup Events is a company specialising in both live music and corporate events. The team at Liteup pride themselves on the quality of their customer service and being able to provide a comprehensive range of services including event production, technical support, equipment hire and concept design.
So, when Box and Callaghan discovered that they urgently needed a new lighting console for a client’s upcoming tour, they took the opportunity to visit the Ambersphere Solutions stand at PLASA where they discussed their requirements with Thor André of technical sales.
“When we went to PLASA, we knew that we wanted to invest in MA control, explains Box. “Whilst there we received a call that really gave us the green light to go ahead with an order. Having the opportunity to talk to Thor there and then made the whole process of securing the grandMA2 Light about as straightforward as it could be.”
Box goes on to describe his reasoning for investing in the desk: “We have always made our purchasing decisions based on what the current industry trends are, as well as taking into consideration what lighting designers actually want to use. For these reasons the grandMA2 Light was the ideal choice for us as it is a popular desk for lighting designers working

 
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Green Hippo appoints DWR Distribution in SA

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

South Africa - Green Hippo, manufacturers of the Hippotizer Media Server range, have appointed DWR Distribution as South African distributor.
Hippotizer Media Servers have been on some of the most highly recognized events worldwide, including Eurovision, The Academy Awards and the Super Bowl half-time shows. Theatre spectaculars such as Love Never Dies in the West End and American Idiot on Broadway utilise the system due to its flexibility during production periods and concert tours for artists such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Madonna have proven its reliability out on the road.
This May, in conjunction with Green Hippo, DWR Distribution will be heading out for the South African Hippotizer roadshow, visiting Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. This roadshow will showcase the latest developments from Hippotizer V4, including SHAPE 3D Mapping and their creative partnerships with Notch.
“We are really excited about this partnership with DWR, we believe their dedication to customer service and scope for the South African video market presents exciting opportunities for all,” said Phil Blue, technical sales manager, Green Hippo.
“We are looking forward to a great future with the product, and will be committed to supporting clients who already have Green Hippo products,” commented Duncan Riley of DWR.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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APG strengthens presence in Asia

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

China - With an already successful presence in Asia thanks to a joint venture and historic distributors, French loudspeaker manufacturer APG took advantage of the recent Prolight+Sound Guangzhou trade show to announce new partnerships around APG North East Asia, the company’s joint venture in Hong Kong.
The first expansion is evidenced in China where APG welcomed TRAudio, who will share responsibilities with APG’s historical Chinese partner BVCam. “This partnership with TRAudio will focus on the entertainment sector, while BVCAM will keep doing the amazing job they have done for years in every other markets,” explains Raymond Wong, managing director of APG North East Asia. “Being based in Guangzhou since 2011, TRAudio is ideally positioned to help us grow the brand in the entertainment market and in particular in the club scene, while giving the APG brand a more comprehensive coverage in China.”
TR Audio's owner Huang Zhao enthused, “We are very happy to have the opportunity to work with APG, a brand with decades of experience in loudspeaker manufacture. We are looking forward to presenting their products to our network of clients in the entertainment market and creating new opportunities for APG.”
At the same time, APG has announced expansion in Korea. Effective immediately, system integrator, Soundplace Inc. will act as APG’s sole di

 
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Robe confirms Colombian distributor

Monday, 27 March 2017

Colombia - Czech moving light manufacturer Robe has announced AV Com as its new Colombian distributor.
Based in Bogota the vibrant capital of Colombia, AV Com is well known in the world of professional broadcasting, video and installations, and “ideally placed to move Robe forward in this key LATAM country,” says Guillermo Traverso, Robe’s regional sales manager for Latin America.
AV Com was founded in 1999 and is headed by Camilo Aranguren who has been in the show and entertainment industry all his working life since the age of 19. AV Com has a reputation as a top-level supplier to leading rental companies and installation projects. They already have several premium audio and video brands in their portfolio, including L-Acoustics, Avid, Sennheiser, Focal and Grass Valley and had been looking for some time for the right moving light brand to add.
“I have been watching Robe with interest for around the last four years” reveals Camilo, “I think the products are a perfect fit for our entertainment lighting division and for our customers in the various sectors.”
He thinks that Robe’s current product range will be ideal for the rental and staging, theatre and corporate event markets plus others.
There is intense competition in Colombia from cheaper Asian products, but Camilo is confident that the time is right and the market robus

 
 
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Korean PA company completes A&H full-house

Friday, 24 March 2017

Korea - Renowned Korean rental company, Blessway, now has models from the entire Allen & Heath digital mixer line up in its hire stock, following the recent investment in a dLive S Class system.
Located in Daejeon, one of the country’s major cities, Blessway has purchased a dLive S7000 Surface and DM48 MixRack fitted with a Waves V3 card. The company now covers the whole spectrum of Allen & Heath mixers from the compact Qu to the flagship dLive.
“Our first digital purchase was the GLD-80,” explains Blessway’s CEO, Jongyul Lee. “I liked A&H's unique warm sound, quality FX, and fully customisable fader strips. We invested in a Qu-16 to use at small events, and to coincide with the acquisition of a new PA system to cover larger venues, we bought dLive.
“I think dLive's most powerful strength is its ability to grow through firmware updates, and its immensely powerful FPGA processing core in support. dLive is the ultimate digital mixer with remarkable design aesthetics,” concludes Jongyul Lee.
(Jim Evans)

 
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Alcons LR28 sets the standard for Trondheim Lyd

Friday, 24 March 2017

Europe - Pre-launched in 2015, Alcons Audio’s LR28 larger format pro-ribbon line array is an attractive solution for audio rental companies who service festivals throughout the summer season. The first to invest in the system was Trondheim Lyd AS and, after two summers of using it, the company could not be happier.
“In 2015 we needed a new system, because one of our customers wanted to start using a new outside amphitheatre,” says Hege Strand-Nustad, Trondheim Lyd CEO. “We also needed a system that had a longer throw than the others available. Our technicians went out and listened to several products, but when they heard the Alcons LR28 they came back and said ‘We can stop looking, this is the one’.”
With fully-predictable linear response behaviour, perfect intelligibility and identical tonal balance at any volume, the Alcons pro-ribbon technology in the LR28 delivers a super-fast impulse response, with up to 90% less distortion, and a flat frequency response beyond 20kHz. A true HF peak power handling of 3000W and RMS-to-peak ratio of 1:15 means it excels in intelligibility and throw, with maximum dynamic headroom reserve.
The mid-frequency features four high-efficiency 6.5” transducers in a slot-loaded configuration, with the low frequency section comprising reflex-loaded, custom 14” woofers with reinforced cones and large voice-coil

 
 
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Chauvet celebrates new facility In Mexico

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Mexico - Chauvet Mexico has opened a new office, warehouse, service centre and showroom facility in response to “rapidly increasing demand for its products among dealers and rental houses”.
Speaking at the ceremony, Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet, thanked Carlos Zamora de Martino, general manager of Chauvet Mexico, and the entire Chauvet team. “The hard work, enthusiasm and talent that so many people have devoted to Chauvet Mexico has been remarkable,” he said. “We know that the tremendous results that we have achieved in Mexico the past year could not have been possible without contributions from so many people, and we deeply appreciate their efforts.”
Over 100 assembled guests representing dealers and production houses joined Albert and Berenice Chauvet at the grand premiere festivities, which featured a buffet dinner, speeches and DJ entertainment.
Another highlight of the evening were two light shows: one from Chauvet Professional, designed by well-known LD “Chucho” Guevara, and the other from Chauvet DJ, designed in house. After each show, guests were invited to interact with the designers and have individual fixtures that were used in the show run independently.
“The shows were not only entertaining, they were a great learning experience,” said Berenice Chauvet, vice-president of Chauvet. “Most importantly, this event

 
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Eventech chooses DiGiCo S21

Thursday, 23 March 2017

South Africa - Eventech has taken delivery of a DiGiCo S21 live mixing console. "The rental market companies and technical riders demanded it," said Wynand Veldsman from Eventech, a rental company based in Centurion. "We are thrilled as the unit is fast, flexible, offers ease of use, compact and has versatility with the D-Rack. Gone are the days of having a big, bulky console. The processing is amazing – it just never runs out."
The DiGiCo S21 was supplied with back-up and support by South African distributor, DWR Distribution. "The best part of selling DiGiCo consoles is seeing the pure delight from the audio engineers who receive them," said Kyle Robson of DWR. “The S21 is our best seller, and while it initially took DiGiCo about three years to develop the console, it was well worth the wait. Thank you to Eventech for your support and we hope this unit will work hard for you."
DiGiCo initially wanted to design an entry-level console that retained all the features and values DiGiCo is known for in terms of quality, ergonomics and style, and one that they could be truly proud of at a price point that allowed even more audio engineers to join the DiGiCo family. "It's like DiGiCo have taken all the main fundamental features of the SD Range and used it in the S Range," says Kyle Robson.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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PL+S: KV2 celebrates 15-year milestone

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Germany - As KV2 Audio prepares for its annual pilgrimage to the 2017 Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt (Booth J20 Hall 3.1), this year brings with it another milestone in the company’s history.
In 2002, KV2 began its journey in a small cottage tucked away in the forests of Southern Bohemia near the Czech town of Milevsko. In January of 2003, the ES System was released at the Anaheim NAMM show and the rest as they say is history.
As the company celebrates its 15th birthday, its growth reflects the success it has enjoyed. Now housed in a 9,000sq.m state of the art, custom-built factory in Milevsko, KV2 manufactures everything in house except transducers which are still brought from Italy. It is a far cry from the initial beginnings, when everything was sourced from third party manufacturers and reflects the company’s commitment to achieving the best possible quality and control over the products they build.
At the end of the day though, nothing has changed in respect to the company’s ongoing quest for the best possible sound quality. “We have never compromised our design principles to follow market trends” says company founder and chief engineer, George Krampera Snr.
“George may have been seen as a rebel for many years as he bucked the industry trends in digital technology and line array systems, but it would appear his philosophies ha

 
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Plugfest 2017: PLASA Technical Resources in action

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

UK - The European RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest for 2017 will take place Wednesday 26 through Friday 28 April, in the UK, at Gatwick Manor, London Road at Lowfield Heath, just south of Gatwick Airport.
The Developers Conference provides a European forum for manufacturers, designers, consultants and prospective users; and aims to ensure that the adoption of standards achieves the desired levels of interoperability and reliability. Conference sessions will cover the understanding, implementation and use of the published E1.20, E1.37-1 and E137-2 RDM standards.
Other projects in the current ESTA Technical Standards Program such as “E1.33 : RDMnet” and the E1.37-5 and E137-4 extensions will also feature. Updates on Art-Net and RDM will also feature.
The Plugfest is a hands-on opportunity for product developers to try out their hardware and code implementations with products from a variety of other manufacturers, with support from their industry peers in an environment that encourages co-operation and improved understanding of the standards, and with the aim of achieving high levels of interoperability.
Typically, engineers participate in these events with the ability to code and debug aspects of their implementations on site, sometimes retreating to their hotel rooms to craft improvements before returning to the Plugfest to cont

 
 
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Chauvet acquires ChamSys

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

USA - Chauvet & Sons LLC has announced the completion of the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd, the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its Chauvet Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to join forces with ChamSys,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet & Sons LLC. “ChamSys has a well-deserved reputation for innovation, quality and value, the same principles that are at the heart of our own Chauvet brands. Together ChamSys and Chauvet are now in a position to better cover and serve worldwide markets.”
ChamSys will continue to operate as an independent business unit from its facility in Southampton, UK. ChamSys founders Chris Kennedy and George McDuff will remain as managing directors of the company and, together with sales director Tony Cameron, will continue to lead its current staff of software and hardware engineers, operations, sales and support teams.
The ChamSys industry standard MagicQ series of lighting control products will continue to be sold by the company’s current network of distributors, except in the USA, where Chauvet will sell and support ChamSys products from its Sunrise, Florida, headquarters. The Chauvet Professional sales team will assume respon

 

The Week in Light & Sound

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Diversity Programme - Improving diversity and protecting local authority funding are at the forefront of UK Theatre’s business plan for the next four years. The plan from the membership organisation, which sets out its objectives for 2017-2021, describes its aim to improve the diversity of theatre and the performing arts as “a significant priority”. The organisation commits to working with Tonic Theatre, Equity and other stakeholders to publish a planning tool for the casting process in order to improve diversity on stage.
It will also establish a ‘board bank’ of professionals from black, Asian and minority ethnic, disabled and low socio-economic backgrounds to assist organisations in addressing the diversity of their boards. Another focus in the business plan is addressing the increase in live-to-digital theatre. The industry body promises to negotiate a standard agreement for digital rights, pay scales and royalty fees, in collaboration with Equity.
Roll Over Beethoven - Tributes have poured in from all quarters for Chuck Berry and his contribution to rock music. Mick Jagger, The Jacksons and Bruce Springsteen were among those to mark the Johnny B. Goode singer's passing.
Sir Mick Jagger: "I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years

 
 
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De Oosterpoort upgrades Martin Audio line array

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Netherlands - Martin Audio has extended its long relationship with De Oosterpoort concert hall in the northern Dutch university city of Groningen, by upgrading the W8LC compact line array, that had served it so well for 14 years, with a new MLA Compact.
The installation was again carried out by Ampco Flashlight Sales (AFS), and the man responsible for commissioning the earlier Martin Audio compact line array, Oosterpoort technical manager, Pieter Stove, was again responsible for the upgrade.
Known for its vibrant cultural and musical nightlife, Groningen is also the city where one of the largest European music festivals is held every year, called Eurosonic Noorderslag. During this festival the venue hosts up to 3,500 visitors of which 1,850 are packed into the large room.
And it was with this event in mind that Pieter Stove decided it was time for the old PA system to be retired and replaced.
The hall itself is supremely versatile. Built in the 1970s as an amphitheatre, the acoustics of de Oosterpoort’s main theatre were designed very much with natural classical orchestras in mind. Due to its clever adjustable panels it not only serves as a classical venue, home to resident orchestra Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO), but is well known for rock and pop. It also hosts pure theatre and conferences.
With modern day requirements in mind a m

 
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SONAB appoints Audiologic as UK distributor

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


UK - Audiologic has secured the exclusive UK distribution for Swedish-based manufacturer SONAB which manufactures System 9, a premium wireless sound system, principally designed for use in the retail, office and hospitality sectors.
Using the power available from existing track lighting systems, SONAB System 9 delivers an easy-to-set-up, highly flexible system that connects via a transmitter to any available sound source to deliver a high-quality audio experience. Changing speaker positions within a room or even moving the system to an entirely new location is as easy as clipping and unclipping speakers from the track.
SONAB is firmly established in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, where the company's products can be found in a host of applications from prestige car showrooms and hotels to department stores and art galleries. This partnership with Audiologic will bring SONAB to the wider attention of the UK market, where it is certain to meet an enthusiastic reception.
Paul Simpson, hospitality and retail business manager at Audiologic, comments, "At Audiologic we continually strive to identify brands that will add another dimension to our portfolio, in order to help our customers provide the widest possible range of options. SONAB's ingenious wireless concept, discreet appearance, excellent sound and simplicity of operation is a unique and very

 
 
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PLASA Focus Leeds returns with a top seminar schedule for 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

UK - PLASA Focus Leeds is back with a stellar line-up of seminar sessions and speakers for this year’s event on 9-10 May at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The free to attend exhibition is a leading platform for the entertainment industry, offering an opportunity to discover the very latest technology including products from recent international launches.
Speakers this year include James Simpson, lighting visualiser at the Royal Opera House, who will be discussing the latest technologies in use at the Royal Opera House, with a look at how some recent projects have been technically achieved. Simpson will also be talking for the first time about an exciting new R&D project being developed at the ROH which uses Augmented Reality technology to create new opportunities for design teams to visualise their ideas – the talk will include a live demonstration.
The future of audio technology is also high on the agenda; d&b audiotechnik’s Oran Burns will be exploring this topic in a session titled ‘What’s Next for Pro Audio.’ LSi audio journalist Phil Ward will host a panel session to discuss ‘Is Point Source Fighting Back?’ an exploration of the varied applications of point source over line array.
The hugely popular Riggers’ Forum will return to Leeds, led once again by Harry Box and Chris Higgs, known for their thought provoking sem

 
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CPL Technical Sales is launched

Monday, 20 March 2017

UK - Technical production and rental specialist Central Presentations Limited (CPL) has launched a new division – CPL Technical Sales - to focus on the sales of selected product lines, all of which CPL carries in its rental inventory.
CPL Technical Sales will be based at CPL’s facility in West Midlands, UK, headed by Sam Thomas. The aim is to cross-rent only to other professional AV / rental companies and organisations, in the process supporting the selected brands through CPL’s extensive working knowledge of them, providing fully comprehensive backup.
So far, the list includes Analog Way, Avolites, Connex, Denon Professional, DPA Microphones, ETC, Extron, Fiberfox, Interspace Industries, Kramer, Lightware, Marantz, Panasonic Business, Sennheiser, Shure and Unicol. More will be added as CPL Technical Sales develops its business.
CPL Technical Sales will also be in a position to support these manufacturers and brands by making kit available to end-clients in specific scenarios, e.g. like bridging any fluctuations in pre-purchase delivery / production schedules with rentals … enabling clients who have bought kit to have immediate access to it if needed, and ensuring that CPL’s stock always contains the latest products.
CPL’s Matthew Boyse (Max) explains: “This underlines our commitment to these brands. We already extensively evaluate a

 
 
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Earpro to distribute Visual Productions in Iberia

Monday, 20 March 2017

Spain / Portugal - Earpro has been appointed Visual Productions’ distributor for Spain and Portugal. The agreement was concluded during ISE earlier this year.
Earpro, established in 1988 is a distribution company specialising in leading technology namely for the systems integration, retail, audio-visual, rental, installation, broadcast and commercial lighting markets in Spain and Portugal. Earpro has continued to develop and adapt their strategy to stay ahead in their field.
Recognising the need to supply the latest technology for utilisation within their customers markets they saw a gap in their distribution product range for a high-end standalone / solid-state lighting controller. A gap that is perfectly filled by the Visual Productions lighting control range.
Visual Productions is a Netherlands based lighting control manufacturer. They specialise in intuitive cross-platform software and solid-state hardware, which excels in supporting a large suite of protocols for systems integration. The products are designed for specific use in the architectural, fixed installation, theme-park, cruise ship, retail, entertainment venues, museum, club and hotel markets.
The account manager responsible for Iberia, Maarten Donath comments: “I was thrilled by Earpro’s skilled team - they made an extremely professional impression and are supporting all majo

 

Pan Acoustics appoints distributor for China

Monday, 20 March 2017


Germany / China - EZPro International Technology Limited has been appointed as the Hong Kong, China and Macau distributor for Pan Acoustics, the advanced steerable audio specialist from Wolfenbüttel in Germany.
Alan Ho, senior VP business development of EZPro explained their choice of Pan Beam, “With many column speakers available in the market over more than 15 years, many companies have engineered their own solutions as part of an existing range of products in an attempt to tap into the growing market.
“We have been looking at the various solutions available in the market and all had their strengths and weaknesses - heavy, big, difficult to set up - so we were looking for a company that was specialised in steerable products but also offering a slim line of passive speakers, that had leading technology and the feature set that the market needed.
“We ultimately wanted outstanding performance combined with simple, intuitive system setup, so that the installer doesn't need to be a programming expert to get great results. In Pan Acoustics we found exactly this”, continued Ho, “but we also found an open-minded communication, needed based on our own culture which is not always easy. The sales staff of Pan Acoustics gave us a good feeling and the will to guide us into further success for our company with their comprehensive range of products

 
 
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ETC LDI Student Sponsorship applications open

Friday, 17 March 2017

USA - For nearly two decades, ETC’s LDI Student Sponsorship has given students a unique way to gain experience, make connections and launch a career, and to attend the LDI tradeshow with all expenses paid. Applications for this year’s Sponsorship are now available at www.etcconnect.com/LDISponsorship, and due by 9 June 2017.
ETC’s LDI Student Sponsorship includes a round trip airfare to the LDI tradeshow, which will be 17-19 November this year, along with hotel accommodation, all meals, a full conference pass, a student reception to meet people in the industry, and exclusive ETC swag. Students in their final year of undergraduate study, graduate students, and students from outside of North America who are studying at equivalent university levels at the time of the LDI show, and who are studying lighting design, theatre technology, stage machinery, or closely related fields, are eligible to apply.
One of the most beneficial aspects of ETC’s LDI Sponsorship is the mentorship portion. ETC matches each student with a professional who is well-established in the industry and works in a field that interests the student. The mentors provide guidance, advice and inspiration as the students finish their schooling and move into the working world. They can help with everything from giving input on designing a show, to introducing the students to important connect

 
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Backup charity raises awareness at special event

Friday, 17 March 2017

UK – Supporters and trustees of Backup - The Technical Entertainment Charity - gathered in London on Monday evening to help raise the profile of the charity’s new name and logo in entertainment industry. Around 80 guests attended the event, which included live entertainment from Jay Johnson.
Backup exists to provide financial support to technical professionals working in live events, theatre, TV and film, helping them to get back on their feet when their lives are disrupted by illness or injury to themselves or to family members. Previously known as Behind The Scenes UK, the charity changed its name to Backup in 2016.
Backup’s chairman, John Simpson, welcomed guests to The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden, which generously sponsored the event. He reiterated the purpose of the charity by highlighting some of its achievements to date. “We have helped a number of technicians and their families when they have suffered falls from sets and studio rigging, been involved in horrific vehicle accidents, suffered rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, mental breakdowns and other circumstances that have prevented them from earning a living for a period of time.”
Among those being helped by the charity is Mark Pritchard, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma while touring with Level 42, and has just undergone a fourth round of c

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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