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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!


Claire Beeson
Editor
claire.beeson@plasa.org

Dinosaurs in the Wild

The 21st century steps back 67 million years for a new immersive, live action spectacle. Kate Lyon reports from the Birmingham NEC . . .

On Tour : ELO

Steve Moles reports from Hull’s KCOM Stadium on two unique stadium outings for ELO and finds a crew hot-footing it from one major tour to another . . .

 

Preview : PLASA 2017

As the PLASA Show prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary this September at London Olympia, we round-up expected highlights from the show floor . . .

 

Regulars

Phil Ward talks to Andy Dockerty, managing director of sound, light and visual solutions provider Adlib . . .

Acoustic Works, Phil Ward speaks volumes

Safety Factors

The Shend Interrogates Carla Potter

DMX Isolation

Keeping the Gig, by Richard Cadena

LSi talks to rising star Ashley Ball

Theatre : Tree of Codes

Rob Halliday reports on a unique creative collaboration to produce a show that was equal parts art installation, dance show and high-energy music event . . .

On Tour : Phil Collins

Against all odds, Phil Collins hit the road for a mini tour this summer, with an elegant show proving the artist is still very much alive! Claire Beeson reports from Cologne . . .

Review : Mediatech

Africa's leading exhibition for entertainment, broadcast and media technologies returned to Johannesburg’s Ticketpro Dome this summer. Claire Beeson reports . . .

TF : A&H dLive

Sound engineer Simon Allen puts the C3500 and CDM48 through “one of the most demanding test conditions they’re ever likely to face” . . .

 

TF : QLab 4

QLab 4 combines audio, video and lighting control in package. Rob Halliday takes a closer look . . .

Festival : BST, Hyde Park

Hyde Park’s British Summertime Festival finds its pro audio feet. LSi reports . . .

Profile : Le Maitre @40

Kate Lyon reports on 40 years of special effects and pyrotechnics . . .

 

In The Air Tonight . . .

How Sennheiser and Autograph have helped shape the path of wireless microphone technology over the years . . .

Profile : Sky Music

Phil Ward encounters Sky Corporation, the Balkans entertainment powerhouse and a line array pioneer . . .

Profile : PSI

LSi gets to know lighting, rigging and visuals company, Production Services Ireland . . .

NEXT ISSUE: Show Review: PLASA Show, London • Event: The Frankfurt Motor Show • Theatre: The National Theatre at 40 • Venue: Little Angel Theatre • Touring: d&b with Kraftwerk • Company Profiles: Lee Filters and SFL Group

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Claire Beeson
Editor
claire.beeson@plasa.org

Daisy Bennett
Circulation and administration
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Greg Morley
Sales Manager
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Ross Skilbeck
Media Sales Executive
ross.skilbeck@plasa.org

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