Our cover star this month is the mighty Alamosaurus - a dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Period. Don’t panic: LSi isn’t morphing in to a palaeontology publication, rather we’re highlighting the production elements at work for Dinosaurs in the Wild, a new live action experience from the producers of the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs.
Here, an expert mix of 3D video content, interactive set pieces and immersive production design transports audiences back to a time where dinosaurs walked the earth. Our cover shows what visitors can expect to see through the (LED video screen) windows of Timebase 67.
We’ve got two On Tour features for you this month, with Steve Moles boarding ELO’s mighty spaceship at Hull’s KCOM Stadium, whilst I catch up with the crew behind Phil Collins’ recent Not Dead Yet tour as it visits Cologne’s LanXess Arena. Both big name touring stars; both with vastly different productions . . .
We also bring you a focus on two trade shows: the biennial Mediatech Africa and London’s PLASA Show. On the tech front, Simon Allen reviews Allen & Heath’s dLive C Class console and Rob Halliday gets to grips with Figure 53’s QLab 4 playback software. Kate Lyon profiles British special effects and pyrotechnics manufacturer Le Maitre as it celebrates 40 years in business; whilst Louise Stickland gets to know the team behind Production Services Ireland (PSI). We also take a look at a unique creative collaboration in the form of dance-meets-art-meets-theatre production, Tree of Codes.
Enjoy - and I hope to see many of you at the PLASA Show!