Rigging and Staging News


Setsquare structures for Pink Floyd exhibition

Friday, 26 May 2017

UK - Production company LarMac Live called in Setsquare Staging to reproduce hero pieces and build infrastructure for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the biggest ever at the V&A.
Setsquare produced the scaled-up, walk through model of Pink Floyd’s 1965-era Bedford van which opens the show, a 9m high parallax view Battersea Power Station, representing the Animals album cover, a 7.5m model of The Wall, set opposite, and a series of beds reproduced from original Momentary Lapse of Reason LP artwork.
Created in the company’s own workshops, from 3D design through to finishing touches, Setsquare also oversaw the intricate installation process on site.
Ian Greenway, director at LarMac Live, comments: “There are more than 350 original artefacts at Their Mortal Remains and we needed scale model props to put them in a fitting context.
“Setsquare Staging is fully equipped to design and build infrastructure and it has a hugely talented team of people. That combination helped to bring another level to the exhibition experience.”
Matthew Clemitson, Setsquare Staging’s project director, says: “Pink Floyd is all about creativity and the pieces we produced had to reflect that. LarMac gave us the draughts and construction drawings and we got to work. The exhibition is a technical masterpiece, a fantastic insight to a band that changed the face of rock music. It’s a pleasure to be back at the V&A with a project as special as this one.”
Developed by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, working closely wit


Prolight Concepts launches stage decking range

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Europe - The Prolight Concepts Group has announced its new range of GT Stage Decking from Global Truss. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications this comprehensive range is perfect for fashion shows, conferences and hotels.
The range boasts professional features giving full flexibility for both easy setup and storage. The design of the GT Stage Deck makes it compatible with many other manufacturers.
The range is constructed of specially designed lightweight, waterproof, aluminium sections in which platforms can be joined together to create the desired arrangement. GT Stage Deck platforms feature a maximum load of 750kg/m² making them strong and durable.
The platforms can be supported by a range of 60mm square, 50mm round or 60mm height adjustable telescopic legs. Rubber feet and cross beams ensure stability whilst an anti-slip layer and other accessories including handrails and stair sets provide easy access and safety when using the system.
“This platform range is fully configurable and has a host of features that ensure stability, easy access and safety making them ideal for schools, universities, hotels, resorts and conference centres,” said Andrew Jeffrey, managing director of The Prolight Concepts Group. “The durable waterproof plywood construction with anti-slip layer ensures a long product life for years of use.”
(Jim Evans)


Blackout supports LSO in Trafalgar Square

Thursday, 25 May 2017

UK - Drapes and rigging specialist Blackout played an integral role in the London Symphony Orchestra’s annual open air concert in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 21May.
Thousands of people packed into the square in glorious sunshine to hear the LSO, conducted by Valery Gergiev, play three pieces by Rachmaninov. Once again sponsorship from BMW ensured the event was free to the public.
Blackout worked on the event for the fifth time, providing rigging and drapes, installing four truss structures next to the main stage to support two large screens and two PA towers, with two smaller structures at the back of the square in front of the National Gallery, used for relay screens.
A combination of Thomas 52 Supertruss and Prolyte Truss was used, with extra Blackout truss forming the main entranceway. Prolyte was also used for the on-stage lighting rig, and Blackout supplied protective drapes to keep the sun off the musicians’ instruments.
Blackout director Kevin Monks headed up the crew, who had a small-time window to work in, with the need to minimise the closure of the historic landmark to the public.
The first equipment arrived in Trafalgar Square on Friday 19 May, two days before the concert, and the 15-strong team worked fast to construct the support structures so the production load-in with lighting and video equipment could take place the following day.
Blackout’s crew then worked quickly and efficiently on Sunday evening to make sure the site was returned to normal in time for the new working week. Kevin Monks and his team then su


igus linear systems centre stage at ABTT

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - At this year’s ABTT, igus will be demonstrating its innovative linear slides and cable management systems that help theatre technicians manage cables and stage props more easily.
On the igus stand (Stand B30) there will be three main demonstrations; the first is the drylin W curved rail system. These rails offer an innovative way of mounting sound and lighting rigs, or displays and control panels – anything that needs to be adjusted regularly. As the aluminium rails can be modified by precision bending, the profile of the curve can be tailored to requirements.
The second highlight will be the e-spool cable management system, which enables users to guide many different cables in narrow spaces and allows them to save space thanks to its small footprint. The innovative e-spool is easy to install and flexible, providing no-break connections in any direction for travels up to 14m. For example, in theatres, e-spools are becoming the preferred technology for connecting between amplifiers and speakers, virtually eliminating the reliability and quality issues often associated with these types of applications.
In modern stage technology, a variety of cables – including power, audio and data – must be managed to move and operate lighting rigs or mobile stage elements, usually vertically. The ‘zig-zag’ module from igus provides a folding energy chain, with all the cables guided safely and neatly stowed away in a standardised box when the platform is in its lowered position.
(Jim Evans)


Arena Group at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK - Royal Windsor Horse Show organiser HPower Group called upon multiple Arena UK & Europe divisions to deliver 5,000m² of temporary structures complete with full interior fit-out, 3,689 seats throughout three Castle Arena tiered grandstands and event catering equipment.
Spurred on with the success of last year’s expansive additions to the equestrian show’s temporary infrastructure in honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, HPower Group once again entrusted Arena Seating and Arena Structures to deliver and maintain the same level of hospitality and finish this year.
At the south end of the Castle Arena, two Members Enclosure viewing areas were installed by Arena Structures utilising the curved Arcus roofs to offer 250m² of premium sightlines. Situated behind, a multi-deck temporary Members Restaurant, provided 600m² of contemporary dining and hospitality restaurants and lounges.
Throughout the Royal site, an additional 800m² of Arcus structures played host to the Windsor Enclosure Bistro, Reception Structure, and the Royal Entrance Structure. Peaked roofed Aluhall temporary structures were home to the Stirrup Cup Kitchen, the Riders Lounge and the Members Kitchen.
Arena Seating’s project director Bradley Merchant and his 25-strong team installed three temporary covered grandstands offering unrivalled spectator views of equestrian entertainment in the main Castle Arena.
Merchant explains: “It was key this year for HPower Group to keep building on the precedence set at last year’s royal celebrations, so it


Arena Group adds chief operating officer

Thursday, 18 May 2017

UK - Arena Group has appointed John Farrell to the senior management team as the new Group COO.
Reporting to Group CEO, Greg Lawless, John , who brings a tremendous business track record to the Group, most recently worked for Morrison Utility Services managing the acquisition and integration of a number of acquisitions projects throughout the UK.
Previously, John also worked as business director with both Amey plc and Enterprise plc, where he worked as a group asset director. His development of large scale integrated contracts saw him leading over 2,500 people delivering complex infrastructure services to blue chip clients.
Lawless says: “We are delighted to have secured the appointment of John as his breadth of business experience will further bolster a strong senior management team and enhance the Group’s international expansion capabilities in line with our ambitious growth and acquisition plans.”
(Jim Evans)


Milos video spotlight on LED support

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Europe - Milos has released its second video for their three-month spotlight on Milos LED Screen Support Structures (1 April – 30 June).
This video gives an overview of the complete range of Milos LED Screen Support Structures with their main technical specifications. Click here to watch the video

Milos was founded in 1994 and is currently one of the largest truss manufacturers in Europe.It has subsidiaries in the UK and US and became part of Area Four Industries group in 2012. Every three months, Milos releases a spotlight video highlighting specific products and best practices. 

See 'Areas of Expertise' in the May 2017 issue of LSi for more on Area Four Industries. 

(LSi Online)


Resolution X - Lifting with the professionals

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Australia - Resolution X, is one of the first companies in Australia that started working with ProLyft Aetos hoists range. They are fully convinced of the technical qualities of the product, however, the outstanding service programme made their choice an easy one.
Resolution X, covering Australia with hire bases in Melbourne and Sydney, strives to provide the best quality rental equipment backed by the best people and service. Based on that goal, they have become one of the largest providers of rental lighting and rigging equipment in Australia. They are leaders in bringing new and innovative equipment to market and can boast on a dedicated team that is enthusiastic about all challenges.
Tim Hall, managing director of Resolution X explains: “Resolution X have always prided themselves on implementing industry best practises, especially when it comes to safety. Therefore, adding chain hoists with a good double brake system to our hiring stock was a must. We chose the ProLyft Aetos series hoists because of their build quality, double brake system and local support network. The Aetos hoists stand up to the rigors of life in a busy production company but it was having a local dealer and support team that made the choice easy for us.”
Jason Swavley, account manager of Design Quintessence Melbourne and Tony Peaker, product manager are glad to support Resolution X as ProLyft Service Point for Australia. “That’s the general idea behind the network of ProLyft Service points. We not only supply our customers with stock and spare parts, we’re also the


Floorbox solution for Saracens

Thursday, 18 May 2017

UK - Floorbox, the new online temporary flooring hub, specified and supplied 650sq m of Rola-Trac’s iTrac pitch protection to Allianz Park stadium ahead of Jewish community event Yom HaShoah.
Home to European Rugby Champions Saracens, the £1m Allianz Park pitch combines hardcore, aggregate and carpet with rubber infill. Significant weights applied directly can cause the aggregate to bulge while the top layer, a fibre composite, has to stay upright to prevent it causing friction burns to players.
With a big LED screen and a heavy stage coming in for Yom HaShoah, the Remembrance Day for victims of the Holocaust, iTrac was the appropriate means to maintain the surface.
John Davy, founder/managing director of Floorbox, says: “We work with a range of manufacturers and the core value of Floorbox is its independence. So our advice, qualified by years of experience, is impartial and our goal is to help clients get the right product for the job and get the best out it.
“i-Trac is a quick and easy system to use. It’s equally effective on hard or soft ground, it’s incredibly strong and provides proper protection for Saracens’ state-of-the-art pitch.”
Stadium director, Richard Gregg, comments: “Allianz Park is a great stage for all sorts of events, inside and out. Looking after the playing surface is of paramount importance of course and I was delighted with the Floorbox solution ahead of Yom HaShoah. The i-Trac will serve us very well going forward too.”
Built to serve the community rather than simply Saracens, Allianz


PRG launches new technology on U2 tour

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

USA - Production Resource Group (PRG) reports that a new product innovation along with the application of an industry-first technology solution – SPACEFRAME and a 4K Broadcast Camera System – have been integrated into the design, production and operations for the U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017.
Both solutions demonstrate PRG’s dedication to innovating products that anticipate the needs of tour managers, designers and artists seeking to push boundaries and deliver a more immersive concert experience onsite or virtually.
“SPACEFRAME and the 4K Broadcast Camera System perfectly demonstrate how PRG excels at seeing an opportunity for innovation that will add operational, economic and creative value from a customer’s perspective, allowing artists to more freely tell their story,” said Steve Greenberg, PRG’s CEO of global music/TV/film.
SPACEFRAME is a touring frame design seamlessly integrating LED panels to provide operational efficiencies and the opportunity for creative expression. The carbon fibre touring frame is ultra-lightweight, collapsible and fully wind braced creating an intensive built-in structural strength. This allows for a free-form approach to stage designs enabling artists and designers to think outside the conventional LED box.
“The quality and resolution of LED products have vastly improved over the last decade, but the frames have basically stayed the same. At PRG Projects, we saw an opportunity to innovate the way in which LED walls were assembled and transported, to rethink the construction of the frame and how it


Triple E gets Butlins’ Centre Stage on track

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

UK - Triple E beat the odds and the clock to provide Illuminate Design with a custom-built, motorised track for the Centre Stage venue at Butlins, Skegness.
AV specialist Illuminate called in Triple E Ltd when an existing tab system failed just before the start of a new Centre Stage show.
To follow the shape of the stage, Triple E Ltd’s design had to incorporate a double S set of curves. Illuminate sent a sketch across late Thursday evening and MD David Edelstein quoted it immediately. On Friday, Triple E drew the design up, assembled the Erail system and the 25m TDRIVE six-curve track was collected just after lunch.
Robin Shephard-Blandy, Owner/Director at Illuminate Design, comments: “The deadline was particularly tight because there had been difficulties with other ideas for the replacement track. Triple E’s solution enabled us to carry out the installation over the weekend and be ready for doors on Monday.
“We have worked with Triple E a couple of times in the past, on complex projects such as lighting over and within tanks at the London Aquarium, so knew they were used to a challenge, and the response to the Butlins job was fantastic.”
David Edelstein, managing director at Triple E, says: “Illuminate could only work at Centre Stage between 10:00pm and 10:00am. At the client’s request they spent Friday night trying to get the original system operating properly before installing ours, which worked straight out of the box.”
(Jim Evans)


Penn Elcom launches AV bracket range

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

UK - Penn Elcom has launched a new range of wall mounting brackets … designed to house popular audio and video streaming devices in stylish, understated and practical enclosures.
The initial three products that have been manufactured by Penn Elcom in the UK are for Sonos Connect devices, Sonos Connect Amps and Sky Q Mini boxes, keeping pace with innovations at the forefront of facilitating trends in commercial and domestic entertainment consumption.
These are the first of a whole range of stylish and straightforward-to-fit products designed to look elegant and provide a neat solution for the distribution of streamed live entertainment around any building or space.
Currently the range covers two Sonos products, the standard Connect box and the Connect Amp which turn existing audio systems into wireless set ups; and the Sky Q Mini Box which allows Sky TV and video users to stream sources to additional devices.
The bracket design follows the profile of the devices which fit snugly inside for a cool, low-impact, minimalist appearance when attached to the wall.
As with all Penn products, the brackets are made from sturdy 1.2mm steel for durability, and are currently available in solar black and gloss white to suit the surroundings and the colour of the device. Custom colours are available on request.
For full flexibility, the brackets can either be fixed to the wall with screws for permanence or secured in place with industrial strength Velcro technology for a hole-free solution. Both methods are quick and easy.
For venues where


Mary Poppins flies over to Dubai with Unusual

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

UAE - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins tour continues. With sell out dates across the UK and in Zurich, the perfect nanny has just landed in the United Arab Emirates where the musical will play to a full house until 25 May.
Eighteen sea containers were loaded with set and stage equipment in order to bring the show to Dubai - except for the rigging and a truss frame for new front of house scenery, which has been supplied locally by Unusual Rigging and Engineering LLC.
Chris Boone, production manager on the show, explained: “The Dubai Opera House is a truly massive venue – bigger than anywhere else we’ve ever staged Mary Poppins. Because of this, we decided to have extra proscenium scenery – essentially creating a false proscenium - soI contacted Denis Bramhall at Unusual Rigging and Engineering LLC, who subsequently supplied all the rigging for the entire UAE run of the show.”
Chris had worked with Unusual Rigging in the UK for the previous two legs of the tour and was thrilled to have the opportunity to pull on the resources of the Dubai team for the final run.
“The cost savings for us are phenomenal. If you consider that to transport equipment from the UK to Dubai would mean around ten weeks at sea, being able to hire the exact same kit on home turf meant we were saving ourselves 10 weeks of rental costs. And while we have used a combination of production riggers from the UK and Dubai for load in, headed by Alex Taylor, when it comes to load out, the Dubai team will take complete control.
“To be


DWR Prolyte workshop stresses safety

Monday, 15 May 2017

South Africa - Ruud de Deugd visited Johannesburg to present the Prolyte Campus Workshop hosted by DWR Distribution from 14 to 17 March 2017. With his roots securely founded in the engineering office of Prolyte and trained as a mechanical engineer, Ruud has combined his expert engineering skills with the daily practice of rigging projects. For the second year running, he presented the hands-on Prolyte Campus Workshop in South Africa with the emphasis on safety which ended with a practical build-up session.
“There is a health and safety standard in South Africa as found in the South African Bureau of Standards titled SANS 10366 which is general and a guideline to Health and Safety at Events,” explained Ruud. “I believe this will evolve but at least it’s a good starting point. That said, the South African rental companies are not behind Europe in their knowledge and mindfulness of safety.”
Selling Prolyte trussing with an emphasis on safety has also been the main priority of Robert Izzett from DWR. “We are very glad that the industry take this up seriously, that they attend training and are committed to building the right way,” said Rob. “Lives are at stake and our aim is to ensure that our clients do things the right way. Thank you very much to both Ruud and to all the delegates who attended.”
The intimate course allowed delegates to interact, ask questions and interact. “My main aim is to create awareness,” commented Ruud. “DWR have a sign in the training room that says, ‘It’s all about training the people.’ That’s a


Light Source first with Verto Truss in Ireland

Monday, 15 May 2017

Ireland - Prolyte Group distributor A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has recently shipped Verto truss to Light Source, the first company in Ireland to receive this product.
The Verto truss is based on a new principle of truss connection, where the sections are joined by a rotating coupler system, meaning a simple flick of the wrist will connect and lock the truss sections together. Installation is fast, silent and safe.
Managing director, Billy Mahedy and his team are delighted to be the first users in Ireland of the versatile Verto truss system.
With a long history in the industry, Billy knows how to value a truss system on its merits. Based out of Sandyford, Dublin, Light Source brings a wealth of experience to the custom installation market. They design and install solutions specific to their customer’s needs, always looking to improve and expand on their technology and product offering.
Aaron Cripps, AC-ET’s regional sales representative for Eire said: “As a long-time Prolyte user, Verto was naturally the next step for Light Source. As soon as the product was launched, Billy was talking about how they could use it to make rigging quicker and easier for their crews. They are the first rental company with this system in Ireland but I’m sure that many more users are going to follow now that Billy has led the way.”
Light Source are confident that this easy to use, “no pin” truss system will benefit them in their everyday work, in both the corporate and entertainment sector. They also have a long-term plan to updat


PLASA Focus Leeds reveals exciting plans for 2018

Friday, 12 May 2017

UK - As the doors close on another year of PLASA Focus Leeds, enthusiasm from the industry proves that the show’s Focus formula remains a perfect fit. Providing the ideal platform for many UK debuts of new products, the show’s many networking opportunities and leading seminar programme combining expert-led sessions and hands-on training, make for a truly unmissable show.
Spread over two halls of the Royal Armouries, the showfloor was packed with hundreds of brands showcasing the latest audio, lighting, AV, broadcast, rigging and stage technology – including UK debuts from many of the industry’s major players.
New releases in audio included, Shure’s UK launch of the Axient Digital Wireless System; Martin Audio showed their Wavefront Precision Series - a new generation of multi-purpose line array; Bose introduced the ShowMatch DeltaQ Array loudspeaker for both rental and install; and Sound Technology, Harman UK distributor, showcased new products from Harman’s JBL Professional, Crown and Soundcraft, plus Harman’s Connected PA system.
New releases in lighting included, new additions to Chauvet’s professional moving range – the MK3 Wash and MK1 Spot; Robe’s new LEDBeam 150; the newly released VL6000 Beam from Philips Vari-Lite, designed specifically as the market leading mid-air effects fixture; and the latest lighting control software update from Avolites, Titan v10.1.
Johan Gunsing of Adam Hall Group comments: “For us, PLASA Focus Leeds allows us to meet existing and new customers and actually have time to talk. The


Triple E takes the stage at PLASA Focus

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

UK - Entertainment infrastructure specialist Triple E is set to unveil the latest model of its pop-up theatre at PLASA Focus in Leeds next week.
Triple E will build Project 33 as a performance platform at ABTT and the company’s stand at PLASA Focus is the opportunity to see its dramatic plans for the technology in the meantime.
Commissioned by the Pleasance Theatre Trust for a role at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer, Project 33 is a product of ModTruss, the award-winning, Meccano-style construction system designed in the US and exclusively distributed by Triple E this side of the Atlantic.
David Edelstein, managing director at Triple E, comments: “Project 33 demonstrates the remarkable flexibility of ModTruss. It’s an extremely strong, flat-packed solution capable of taking almost any shape and supporting attendant production weights, anywhere.
“ModTruss answers so many questions across the event map, we’re delighted to take a scale model of its first major UK incarnation to PLASA Focus.”
An eminently versatile solution for a range of profile events Stateside, Super Bowl 50, World’s Greatest, Fox Sports West and Cine Gear Expo among them, ModTruss has unlimited connection points, which allows the product weight to be reduced without sacrificing its strength.
(Jim Evans)


BroadWeigh provides something for The Weeknd

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Europe - The Weeknd embarked on the first phase of his Starboy Legend of the Fall world tour in February. The Canadian musician kicked off the 46 date tour in Sweden and will stop off in some of Europe's biggest cities. The tour supports his latest studio album Starboy which sees the singer collaborate with the likes of Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar.
The tour's production manager Robert DeCeglio brought rigging company THiNC Worldwide on board to handle the rigging elements of the tour. Head rigger Chris Wilson specified the BroadWeigh system which consists of 46 active BW-S325 load cells. He explained: “A significant portion of the Starboy tour system is suspended over the audience with a dynamic load. We knew very early that having the load cells and monitoring the loads daily was going to be very important to maintain the safety of the audience, band and crew. The tour currently has 120 conventional motors that rig to the venue roof.
“There is a 70,000lb super grid that supports an additional 55 Tait Nav Hoists, all of which move during the show. We use the BroadWeigh system every day to balance the super grid to ensure that the loads are distributed as they were designed to be. Being wireless, the BroadWeigh system is perfect - making this process very fast and efficient."
The total weight of the Starboy tour is just over 130,000 pounds (approx. 60 tonnes) and as such receives a lot of attention from the reviewing engineers. "One of the most common questions we receive from the engineers is 'How were the weights calculate


Thorborn appointed Mojo Barriers UK director

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

UK - Kevin Thorborn has been promoted director of Mojo Barriers UK, following his role as UK manager for the past 17 years.
Having started at Mojo Barriers in 2000 Kevin has managed the provision of stage and crowd safety barriers to over 1,000 festivals, from their local Medway Castle Concerts to Glastonbury Festival. His diverse experience spans venues from student unions to the O2 Arena, supplying concerts and European tours, which this year have included Bruno Mars, film premieres, award shows such as the Brit Awards, major public and sporting events and he has even supplied police forces in riot situations.
Mojo Barriers CEO Alex Borger states: “We are delighted at Kevin’s progression since joining Mojo, particularly over the past two years when he has delivered consistently impressive results and expanded the UK business. I am sure this promotion to UK director is the beginning of a very exciting future as we look to expand our offering to the UK market with Kevin at the helm.”
(Jim Evans)


VDC Trading brings new look to PLASA Focus Leeds

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

UK - VDC Trading will be showcasing a selection of the latest products from Van Damme Cable, including the Black Series reduced OD speaker cable and the Digi-Tour AES/DMX multicore, at PLASA Focus Leeds, held at The Royal Armouries from 9-10 May.
The Van Damme Black Series reduced OD 2- and 4-core 4mm cables are engineered to have the lowest possible overall diameter. They are commonly used with speaker multipins for amplifier break ins or speaker breakouts and help to keep truck weight down. The cables are double extruded; the first extrusion encloses the inner conductors and the second extrusion gives a smooth and round outer jacket.
Van Damme Digi-Tour multicores are mechanically and electrically based on the Van Damme Green Series range, but they feature a matt black outer jacket for on-stage use and discrete rigging. 110-Ohm characteristic impedance makes them ideal for both AES/EBU digital audio and DMX512 lighting control signals.
Also on show in Leeds is the Van Damme Tourlight HMA Assemblies. Already established in the broadcast and touring markets, the HMA connector’s expanded beam lens system offers greater resilience to dirt and contamination. Also ideal for the touring market are the Van Damme Tourlight OM3 multimode and OS1 single mode fibre cables. The Tourlight range has been accredited by Neutrik for use with its OpticalCON connector and can be supplied terminated to length in VDC’s state-of-the-art fibre laboratory, which has also been Class A COCA approved by Neutrik.


Sincopa Israel joins Team BlackTrax

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Israel - Sincopa lightvision is to represent BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system for large-scale theatrical, dance, music projects in Israel. The company will provide support to projects, technical advice, and consultancy.
Amos Bokobza, general manager at Sincopa comments: “We’ve been looking at tracking for a long time now as we need a system that can calibrate and track lights, performers, and stage elements as fast as possible. We’re so excited to be the first to bring BlackTrax to Israel. We’ve been using wysiwyg lighting design and previsualization software for projects for a number of years so it’s a natural progression to take on BlackTrax.
“With BlackTrax, Sincopa lightvision will turn our client’s ambitions into reality in the most mind blowing, amazing way possible.”
Sincopa’s recent projects included Justin Timberlake and the Rolling Stones in Tel Aviv’s giant Hayarkon Park.
Sincopa lightvision completed full BlackTrax training in March 2017 enabling them to deliver real-time motion tracking services immediately thereafter.
(Jim Evans)


Crewsaders to swim English Channel for Backup charity

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

UK - Between the 15th - 19th August 2017, four very brave employees from Crewsaders will attempt to swim the English Channel to raise funds for Backup.
Kieren Stephens, Matt Tector, Jon Selwyn and Will Nutbeen will swim in a relay with each one of them taking one hour long stints in the water. The 21 mile wide channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world, but the team will also have to contend with very cold water, shoals of jellyfish and diesel fumes from the pilot vessel that will accompany them.
The team have collectively worked in the events industry for close to 40 years, and decided that it was time to give something back to the industry they love. They are currently undergoing a rigorous training regime to build strength, endurance, long distance swimming techniques and tolerance to the cold.
To find out more and to sponsor the team, click here.
(LSi Online)


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