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Mobile Technik named Promocube distributor

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

UK - Mobile Technik, specialist in event trailers and pop-up structures, has been appointed as the sole UK distributor for the German-made mobile event space, Promocube. The Promocube is a versatile mobile event space that “heralds a dramatic new design”, opening to create an innovative 36m² pop-up environment. From high-end VIP hospitality suites, experiential brand zones, TV studios and broadcast hubs to pop-up retail units for UK touring roadshows, this new temporary event space helps to create environments to meet a range of budgets and creative briefs.
The Promocube is designed for both indoor and outdoor use with an open structure for an airy feel, or with easy-to-assemble Plexiglass panels providing a weather resistant, temperature controlled, enclosed environment. This space is fully customisable to suit any requirement from wrapping the whole structure with branding to installing internal screen displays and event furniture.
Manufactured in Germany, each structure is transported on a flat-bed trailer and simply installed on site by hydraulics lifting the Promocube off the trailer and easily into place.
Mobile Technik’s Billy Smart comments: “This is a revolutionary new product to the UK events market as a temporary structure with the look and feel of a sleek permanent building. The team were impressed with how quick and easy the Promo

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Market Theatre invests in Robin DL4S

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

South Africa - The Market Theatre have invested in 8 Robin DL4S Profiles for their busy venue in Newtown Johannesburg.
The theatre was looking at an LED solution to save on costs and maintenance, a common factor these days. DWR Distribution was awarded the tender to supply the DL4S fixtures which will be used in the main theatre.
Nomvula Molepo, head of lighting at the Market Theatre, comments, “While we are yet to hang the fixtures on the lighting grid, I know that once they have been programmed they will work wonders and bring magic to our stage.”
“The gobo set and the framing shutters makes this an extremely versatile fixture for theatre,” said Kevin Stannett of DWR Distribution. “Because of the RGBW chip you get extremely rich and high-intensity colours. We are finding that this particular fixture is receiving positive feedback from theatres worldwide and it’s a privilege to now supply them to the Market Theatre.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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Glantre and ASM - an uplifting partnership

Tuesday, 21 February 2017


UK - Glantre Engineering has become ASM’s UK, Republic of Ireland, & Middle East approved distribution partner. Glantre announced the partnership with ASM having recently installed 29 HCWA Junior Hoists and control in a provincial theatre in Leamington Spa, UK.
Germany-based ASM is a manufacturer of hoists and controls for use in performance productions. All hoists are BGV-C1 and control is SIL 3. The ASM range of hoists includes point-hoists, stage and scenery hoists, chain hoists and control. These systems offer silent operation, and flexibility for load and speed to fit all types of venues and budgets.
Maurycy Sowka, CEO at ASM, added: “Partnering with ASM was a natural choice for Glantre and we are certain that our partnership will be of great mutual benefit. Glantre offers a complete service under one roof, for a convenient and efficient service to all customers. We offer stage engineering, audio-visual, lighting, audio and broadcast solutions and now with ASM, performance hoist systems.”
(Jim Evans)

 
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PLASA Focus Leeds show returns in May

Monday, 20 February 2017

UK - The popular PLASA Focus Leeds exhibition will return from 9 to 10 May to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. Free registration is now open for the show, which offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover the very latest technology for live events, installation, broadcast and AV, including the first UK opportunity to preview products from recent international launches.
Over 175 of the industry’s leading international brands will showcase their state of the art technology at the show, from lighting products from show sponsor Chauvet (stand P-20), to audio solutions from d&b audiotechnik (stand N-A24), Nexo (stand N-B02) and Sennheiser (stand R-B18), to rigging services from UK Rigging (stand R-C19), there promises to be something for everyone.
For those interested in developing their professional development, PLASA’s industry leading seminar programme will return to Leeds, with sessions focussed on topics affecting the audio, lighting, video and rigging sectors. The two-day programme will include a mixture of presentations, technical demonstrations and panel discussions, designed to help build industry knowledge and develop practical skills.
PLASA Focus Leeds is the only show in the North of England which delivers this combination of world-class brands and expert-led seminar sessions, coupled with the opportunity to develop business conne

 
 
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DiGiCo SD9s cross Europe with Bear’s Den

Monday, 20 February 2017

Europe - The SD9 is one of DiGiCo’s most compact, lightweight consoles, but with 96 channels and a full range of features, it is the perfect choice for Scott Humphries, Front of House engineer and production manager, and Rory Mulligan, monitor engineer, for British folk rock band Bear’s Den.
Supplied by SSE Audio, the two SD9s have spent five weeks touring with the band around Europe, starting in Scandinavia and taking in Germany, France, the UK, The Netherlands and finishing in Belgium. The choice of console was Scott’s, and both he and Rory couldn’t be more pleased with them.
“Scott suggested a complete DiGiCo system from the outset,” Rory explains. “I was all for that. I hadn’t worked with DiGiCo consoles for any meaningful length of time before, so I saw it as a good opportunity to learn. I knew they sounded great, which would be a big plus for our IEMs, and I love a good tactile surface, having started my career on analogue consoles.”
“I was very eager to switch over to a DiGiCo system as soon as touring consoles at both FOH and Monitors were viable,” adds Scott. “I wanted to put together a package that was small and trailer worthy, but could also manage a large amount of I/O as the channel list grew which, with Bear’s Den, is more often than not. Having SD9s with Stealth Core 2 was a perfect choice for this and the sheer

 
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Blumano expands and restructures

Monday, 20 February 2017

UK - UK-based international entertainment industry engineering design and safety specialists and consultants Blumano is expanding and restructuring its operation. The move brings the service of systems control in-house, with software and hardware expert Lluis Diaz-Guerra and his company Copinya into the Blumano organisation. It also coincides with a general Blumano rebranding and the launch of a streamlined new interactive website, www.blumano.com.
Blumano Ltd was founded in 2014 by production industry professionals Cristiano Giavedoni and Amedeo Guizzi to provide a range of specialist services, expertise and consultancy related to lifting, moving and load-bearing equipment for stages, set and scenic elements and other objects and areas of entertainment industry production. The diverse scope of their work reaches into all sectors, from concert touring to corporate and industrial events, encompassing theatre and television productions, festivals, large sporting fixtures and other special events.
The company has performed “phenomenally well” in its first two-and-a-half year period, working on a wide variety of projects across Europe, the US and Asia, with the turnover for ‘services’ alone exceeding all expectations. Blumano’s team explains that this prompted them to look to the future and see how to consolidate and move forward.
Blumano was alre

 
 
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Robe celebrates Singapore Chingay spectacle

Friday, 17 February 2017

Singapore - Over 400 Robe moving lights boosted the magic and spectacle of the 45th Singapore Chingay Parade to celebrate Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster.
Javier Tan’s colourful high-impact lighting design matched the glamour, glitz and exuberance of the high profile public event, featuring an ebullient cast of 8000, creatively directed by Fan Dong Kai and staged at the F1 Pit Building in the city centre.
The glittering show was organized by the People’s Association (PA). It celebrated the diversity and multi-cultural nature of the nation’s population and was watched live by President, Dr. Tony Tan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, plus assorted political, dignitaries and VIPs together with approximately 200,000 excited members of the public over two nights. It was also recorded for broadcast.
Javier is one of the region’s top lighting designers and a big Robe advocate. He has lit Chingay before on the same site in 2013, so he knew in the early planning stages that the most powerful lightsources available were needed, so he chose Robe’s BMFLs.
To help wash the parade route and the six massive grandstands which accommodated 30,000 spectators, he specified 216 x BMFL Blades, 56 x BMFL WashBeams and 112 x Robe ColorStrobes.
Additional wash lighting was provided by 56 x Robe LEDWash 600s, with all the event’s lighting and

 
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Brittannia Row Productions Training announces 2017 courses

Friday, 17 February 2017

UK - Britannia Row Productions Training is running its core 12-week Live Sound Technology Course (LSTC) from early April. The 2017 course will be primarily delivered from South Thames College in Wandsworth, with some sessions being held at Britannia Row’s main headquarters in Twickenham and others on-site at Britannia Row shows. The tutors delivering the course will, as usual, be Britannia Row staff and freelance engineers and technicians.
Britannia Row Productions Training’s managing director Mike Lowe said: ‘We have missed running the popular LSTC. Last year we ran six 16-week part-time courses, held on Saturdays and Sundays at Twickenham, as well as bespoke courses tailored to the specific needs of companies in the industry who send their employees to us for training but just did not have the physical space to run the LSTC. Unfortunately, we were unable to run the 12-week full-time Live Sound Technology Course in 2016 due to lack of appropriate accommodation.
“We have come to an arrangement with South Thames College, our partners for our 3-year BSc Hons Degree Course in Live Sound Production, to predominantly use their Wandsworth Campus to run LSTC this spring. The facilities at Wandsworth Campus include a dedicated training room for the course, lecture theatres, a theatre, a sports hall and several recording studios and rehearsal spaces. The col

 
 
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Alcons Gets Aplauz for new Polish distributor

Friday, 17 February 2017

Poland - Alcons has appointed Aplauz Sp. Ltd as its distributor for general products in Poland. Located in Łomianki, near Warsaw, Aplauz was established in 2003 and has grown to become one of Poland’s most renowned suppliers of professional audio solutions.
“We became aware of Alcons five or six years ago,” says Aplauz president and managing director Grzegorz Fotek. “We have watched as they have risen to the top of the industry, as people recognise that their pro-ribbon technology delivers the very best possible sound. Alcons is now one of the world’s leading audio manufacturers and everyone we speak to who listens to their technology is always very impressed.”
Last year, Aplauz and Alcons collaborated on a project that included a shoot-out between a large number of the leading loudspeaker brands, which really put Alcons on the map in the Polish market. This was followed by an event in Łódź which was the first official presentation of Alcons in Poland. It included a presentation by Alcons co-founder Tom Back on the background to the company’s pro-ribbon technology, with demonstrations of a nine cabinet per side LR18 system with BQ211 subs. The company’s VR series point source systems and QR series line-source solutions were also demonstrated.
“It generated a lot of positive comments,” says Tom. “All of the attendees were unani

 
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Illuminating Capability Brown with SGM

Friday, 17 February 2017

UK - Using ground-breaking LED technology from SGM, an interactive light commission entitled IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown’s Landscape, was created by light artist Laurent Louyer from Creatmosphere.
In November 2016, various celebratory events took place in 120 different parks and sites all across the UK. This was to mark the 300th anniversary of renowned British Landscape Architect, Capability Brown, an historically important figure known as “England’s greatest gardener”. Many of his more than 170 park designs still exist today. Amongst these is Compton Verney, which also houses an independent national art gallery.

Compton Verney celebrated Capability’s legacy and brought it to life through a light ‘spectacular’. Compton Verney’s curator, Penelope Sexton, had the idea to create an event outside on the grounds using light as a medium. She got in touch with Laurent Louyer and asked him to carry out the job. Louyer said about the assignment:

“I had the simple brief to ‘respond to the Capability Brown’s landscape’. So basically, I had creative carte blanche - which is a dream come true as an artist. I found the trees, water and architectural elements to be the crucial cornerstones of the garden, so I put them in focus. My aim was to get people to play and engage, but also to educate them about the lan

 
 
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White Light gets a bite of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Friday, 17 February 2017

UK - The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43m copies worldwide. Now, the timeless classic is making its way off the page and onto the stage in a critically-acclaimed production which brings together Carle’s legendary stories through the use of puppetry. Currently embarking on a tour across the UK, White Light has been called upon to provide the lighting equipment.
Produced by MEI Theatrical Ltd, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been adapted by Jonathan Rockefeller and consists of four classic Carle stories: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Ros Spiers-King, dream manager at MEI, comments, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a brilliant show that manages to encapsulate the magic of Carle’s novels and bring this alive from the page. Many of our young audience have heard the books being read but have never seen what these would like look animated; which is exactly what the show provides.”
The books are re-imagined through the use of more than 75 puppets and a hard-working cast of four. Ros adds, “As this is a children’s show, it is extremely busy with lots happening at a very rapid rate. Alongside the cast and props, we rely heav

 
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Tritonal painting with dreams with Chauvet

Friday, 17 February 2017

USA -. Austin, Texas duo Tritonal can lay down thundering dance tracks with the best of them, but then with the figurative snap of the fingers, they can just as easily slide into more melodic, feathery and peaceful piano-driven songs. Keeping pace with Tritonal’s winding musical journey at a stop on the group’s aptly named Painting With Dreams Tour is a multi-faceted lightshow created by Brett Angstadt of Round Peg Productions that features a collection of LED fixtures from Chauvet Professional.
Tritonal’s lighting designer Aaron Kovelman of The Hauss Collective brought Angstadt on board to handle lighting for the tour. When the tour stopped at the legendary Echo Stage, the largest dedicated concert venue in Washington DC, Angstadt used Nexus panels to fill out the look of the stage.
“Our standard floor package had video fronts on the truss towers, but at Echo Stage they had these big house video towers,” he said. “So instead of leaving our truss towers blank, I added the Nexus panels to them, which allowed me to create some very cool pixel mapped looks. Pixel mapping was important to this show, because it added a level of variety and depth that the music deserved,” said Angstadt. “I used the pixel mapping functions on my Avolites console for the Nexus panels and for dimmer effects on the STRKE 4s.”
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Toni Sheree wins Sensaphonics system

Friday, 17 February 2017

USA - Sensaphonics has presented Toni Sheree of Los Angeles with a new 3D-U AARO in-ear monitor system valued at $1500. As a purchaser of Musicians Earplugs during the NAMM show, she was entered in the end-of-show drawing, and her entry came up as the winner.
Sheree is vocalist for the LA-based electro-funk duo, Toni & Ash, and can’t wait to get her hands on the new 3D-U AARO. “I was so excited to hear from Sensaphonics that I won,” she exclaimed. “We just released a record, OK Cool, and I can't wait to use my new in-ears in our show. Ambient sound in an in-ear is going to be amazing! Thank you, Sensaphonics.”
The 3D-U AARO is billed as the world’s first universal-fit Active Ambient IEM system. Sensaphonics performed a constant stream of live demos during the NAMM show, showing how 3D AARO provides full access to ambient sound on stage through it embedded binaural microphone system – with both earphones securely in place.
“Sensaphonics had a fantastic NAMM Show, with lots of interest and orders for the new 3D-U AARO,” said Sensaphonics president, Dr. Michael Santucci. “We’re thrilled that our end-of-show giveaway went to a performing artist like Toni Sheree, who will reap the benefits of Active Ambient technology both on stage and in the studio.”
(Jim Evans)

 
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Fulcrum Acoustic reinforces Hershey Centre

Friday, 17 February 2017

Canada - The Hershey Centre is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Home to the Ontario Hockey League's Mississauga Steelheads and the NBA Development League's Raptors 905, the facility also hosts a wide variety of events, ranging from live music and internationally-televised figure skating championships to boxing and indoor rodeos.
In response to guest feedback on its nearly two-decade old distributed sound system and concerns that it might fail during an event, an extensive upgrade brought "major-league" sound to the Hershey Centre.
Design specialist Dave Clark crafted a sound system based on Fulcrum Acoustic CX1265 12 inch coaxial speaker clusters. Sixteen double CX1265 clusters hang above the playing surface perimeter to cover the arena's upper and lower bowl, with additional clusters deployed into each of the low-roofed end zones to avoid obstructing scoreboard sightlines.
Two "blue line" clusters of four stacked Fulcrum Sub115 15 inch subwoofers ringed with four CX1265s provide steered low frequency support and playing surface coverage. Four compact GX1226 12 inch coaxial speakers can also be raised into the hallow scoreboard for world-class figure skating competitions in which musical timing and imaging are crucial, as well as for other centre stage events such as concerts and boxing.

 
 
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Bandit backs One OK Rock on US tour

Friday, 17 February 2017

USA - Japanese alt-rock back One OK Rock recently wrapped a January run in North America promoting their new album Ambitions with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites and designed by Jesse Henke.
The band, comprised of Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama and Tomoya Kanki are known for their stellar vocals, energetic performances and diehard fans who turn out in incredible numbers.
With a blank slate to design with (except for direction regarding incorporating logo scrims) Henke created a dynamic floor package with six towers across the stage with six T pipe down riggers flown from existing house trusses.
“I wanted the relatively small amount of gear to look big, so I spread it out evenly across the stage vertically and horizontally,” explained Henke. “I went with horizontal lines of fixtures at multiple levels.”
Bandit Lites supplied Martin MAC Auras, used for key light and general wash, Elation ACL 360 Bars, utilized for effects and movements, along with ShowLine Nitros for punch, in addition to accenting certain hits, strobe effects and to augment the stage wash.
Henke shared the only challenge was arranging the 50+ fixtures into half a trailer each evening, saying, “The load in and everything about the show was fairly straightforward. I did pre-viz at home, programmed a lot of the show beforehand, and

 
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Nottingham’s Rock City gets Chauvet makeover

Thursday, 16 February 2017

UK - Since opening its doors in 1980, Nottingham’s 2,500-capacity Rock City has showcased some of biggest names in alternative music. Last year, the iconic club won its 10th consecutive Kerrang! Award as Venue of the Year. Coincidentally, the club decided to upgrade its lighting system. To accomplish this, its lighting technician Mark Merry specified an array of Chauvet Professional fixtures, including 24 PVP S5 LED panels, 12 Rogue RH1 Hybrid moving heads, and eight COLORdash Batten-Quad 6 LED strips.
“The decision to install the selection of Chauvet fixtures was an extremely pragmatic one,” explained Merry. “As we required a completely new visual package for both live performances for touring bands and regular weekly club nights, we needed a versatile selection of high performing fixtures which could adapt to a whole manner of different musical environments. The fixtures we selected fit the bill for both functions.”
Forming a central focal point for live performances and club nights, the array of PVP S5 panels fixed to standing upright truss provide visiting bands and LDs with the opportunity to stream graphics or video feed behind the bands. “The PVP panels have incredibly sharp resolution,” commented Merry. “Even for the dedicated fans at the front of the stage, visuals are pin sharp, thanks to the low pixel pitch.”
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NRAG endorses Stop the Drop campaign

Thursday, 16 February 2017

UK - The National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG), the pan industry body concerned with promoting rigging safety in events, has announced its endorsement of the cross-association campaign to raise awareness of the risks involved when working at height, and promote safe practice.
Mark Surtees, managing director of Outback Rigging and chair of NRAG, explained the group’s decision to support the initiative, “Our members, representing almost every sector of the British events industry, are keenly aware of the risks when working at height and wholeheartedly support the aims of the Stop the Drop campaign.
“We recognise that a greater understanding of the issues surrounding working at height, amongst all stakeholders within the fast-paced events industry, will help to strengthen and deepen the safety culture already in evidence and improve safety through direct behaviour change and raised awareness.”
Launched in 2016 by the Association of Event Venues (AEV), the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), the Stop the Drop campaign is aimed at all stakeholders involved in the events industry, including the many riggers that work on exhibitions and events.
(Jim Evans)

 

Barco presents new-style 2016 Annual Report

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Belgium - Barco has presented a strong set of results for 2016, with high single-digit sales growth and EBITDA margin accretion. At the same time, the company published its 2016 Annual Report online. Titled Focused to perform, the report summarizes the 2016 results and zooms in on Barco’s activities and its sustainability plan. The fresh design (new branding) and innovative concept (four booklets + online report) clearly reflect Barco’s direction for the future.
2016 was a year of important organizational changes at Barco: the company welcomed a new CEO, new CFO and new Chief HR Officer, and its headquarters moved to an iconic new building in Kortrijk.
In the midst of all these changes, Barco achieved solid growth, both in sales and in EBITDA margin. In his opening letter to the report, CEO Jan De Witte thanks Eric Van Zele, former CEO, for bringing Barco back to growth. He also describes the opportunities that he has spotted to take Barco to the next level. A focus on performance will be key in the future, hence the title of the 2016 report. In the coming years, Barco will keep up its innovation efforts while sharpening its focus on execution, says the report.
The course that De Witte and his team have determined for the coming years is clearly reflected in the 2016 Annual Report. In the past few months, Barco evolved its brand identity to b

 
 
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Community flies high in Adelaide adventure

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Australia - Horder Communication Solutions has recently completed the installation of a Community loudspeaker system for the Mega Adventure Aerial Park in Adelaide, South Australia.
With operations in Singapore and Australia, Mega Adventure was founded by explorer and adventurer Alex Blyth, with the aim of becoming a global leader in bringing adventure experiences to urban communities. The Mega Adventure Aerial Park in Adelaide is the first of its kind in the world and was designed and built by Mega Adventure’s sister company, Touch Cloud Global.
Following the successful provision of sound systems for its other adventure parks, Mega Adventure again commissioned the services of John Horder of Horder Communication Solutions to provide a high quality, cost-effective sound solution for the aerial adventure park.
Requiring a system to cover the 25m high open structure with maximum control of overspill, Horder approached Hills Audio Visual to assist with a design using Community R Series loudspeakers. The brief specified that the system must provide very high quality music and speech uniformly throughout all levels of the structure, with no spill to the north and south where a residential holiday park and a leisure resort are situated, and limited spill towards the golf course to the east. Only the western border had no restrictions as this faced sand hil

 
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CAST wysiwyg tours with Wilco

Thursday, 16 February 2017

USA - CAST wysiwyg has been touring with one of the most talked about Indie bands, Wilco, whose music has been described as somewhere between experimental rock and alternative country. The band has gained kudos for the 2016 album, Schmilco, and for consistently putting on distinctive shows. The tour has just returned from Europe and is continuing now through America.
Lighting designer Jeremy Roth previsualized their set list using wysiwyg Perform. The set design, conceived by Jeff Tweedy and fabricated by Valerie Light of Infinite Scenic with textiles provided by Matt Biringer of Rose Brand, executed with tour manager Eric Frankhouser allowed Roth’s lighting and scenic design to highlight the mood that the team wished to convey.
Roth describes the set: “The concept came from Jeff [Tweedy] visiting a Masonic temple in Santa Fe that has a set of scenic flats depicting an autumnal forest scene. He was inspired by the use of diminishing perspective, cut-outs, and colour to create a sense of depth and warmth. He brought the concept to me while we were on tour in Europe and we started to figure out how to turn a scenic concept from a 100+ year old temple into a tourable production design.
“With this project and most of my other projects, wysiwyg is an invaluable tool for designing and sharing concepts, renders and assessing the feasibility and

 
 
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Afrikaans is Groot for Robe

Thursday, 16 February 2017

South Africa - Part one of the 2016-17 multi-artist musical spectacular Afrikaans is Groot, produced by Coleske Artists was staged at Moreleta Park Church in Pretoria, South Africa, featuring some of the best Afrikaans performers in the country. The show will play at Cape Town’s Grandwest Arena in March 2017.
It featured a lighting co-design by Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier and Chris Bolton of Keystone Productions. Nearly 160 Robe moving lights – including the new Spiiders and Spikies - were included on the rig.
The 12 new Spiiders came straight from customs clearance at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg to the venue, together with 12 Robe Squares, all part of a larger new Robe investment by rental company, MGG.
MGG was the full production technical supplier for the event which ran for 11 sold-out shows at Moreleta.
Chris & Josh were first asked to design the 2015 edition as a visual team which yielded amazing results and took production values up several notches, so they were asked back this year by Coleske, and again worked closely with MGG general manager, Denzil Smith.
Robe BMFL Blades were chosen as the main profile fixture, 12 on the advanced truss for key lighting and specials with the rest upstage on the mother grid, together with six BMFL WashBeams which were upstage inside one of the circular trusses.
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ISE 2017: A catalyst for growth and innovation

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Netherlands - Integrated Systems Europe 2017 saw 1,192 of the world’s leading AV equipment vendors and service suppliers showcase the latest technology for the digital signage, unified communications, audio, smart building, residential and education sectors.
On the show floor, the atmosphere was decidedly upbeat. Exhibitors, including 202 making their ISE debuts, were seen increasingly to present their products and solutions in ‘real world’ scenarios, designed to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of end users visiting the show.
Registered visitor attendees to ISE 2017 were at an all-time high at 73,413. This represents an 11.7% increase over the 2016 edition. Attendees came from 150 different countries, reflecting the show’s global reach and influence, while almost 600 registered attendees were from the press and media.
Integrated Systems Events managing director Mike Blackman commented on the event’s continued success: “We listen to the industry and we listen to our exhibitors. We invest in the show and, importantly, we have the people in place to produce the type of exhibition that they tell us they need. It’s a real collaborative effort and I’d like to thank everyone that’s been involved.”
The exhibition began and ended with two inspirational keynote addresses. These came from award winning architect Ole Scheeren

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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