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Articles Tagged Lighting

  • Thursday, May 23, 2013
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    Richard Cadena 05/23/13 02:34 PM,
    We eat light, drink it in through our skins. With a little more exposure to light, you feel part of things physically. I like feeling the power of light and space physically because then you can order it materially. Seeing is a very sensuous act; there’s a sweet deliciousness to feeling yourself see something. — James Turrell, artist known for his use of light in art Designing with automated lighting is really not much different than designing with conventional fixtures.… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionLighting

  • Monday, May 20, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/20/13 09:19 AM,
    Since its release at LDI 2012, High End Systems’ Hog 4 console range has taken the lighting world by storm, quickly becoming one of the more successful lighting control platforms introduced. The Hog 4 console range includes the flagship Hog 4 desk, the Full Boar 4, the Road Hog 4, the Nano Hog 4 and Hog4 PC. Customer demand for the Hog 4 was illustrated at the recent Pro Light + Sound trade show in Frankfurt, where High End Systems… View this story
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  • Thursday, May 09, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/09/13 11:09 AM,
    Looking for more user-friendly LED video panels or lighting design software?  Faster and smaller RGBW LED moving heads?  Or extreme ACL beam effects that are even more extreme? Then stop by Elation Professional’s display at PLASA Focus: Orlando, held here at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, May 15-16. Elation will be showing exciting new products that address these and other hot lighting/video trends at its PLASA Focus Booth #520: EZ6 LED Video Panel – Adding the professional look of an LED… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/07/13 01:45 PM,
    Popular British indie band Bloc Party celebrated the release of their new album, “Four”, by performing a one-off show at Earls Court in London. The band’s biggest show to date, the performance hinged on proper video support for the 19,000 capacity venue. Video Director Matt Askem and XL Video rose to the occasion with a stunning visual package that perfectly complemented LD Rob Sinclair’s lighting. XL Video supplied two Catalyst Media Servers, a Hog 4 console from High End Systems… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingProduction SoftwareVideoConcert

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    PSW Staff 05/07/13 12:12 PM,
    In late 2012, popular French singer Michel Sardou began a four-month “Les Grands Moments” tour across France, revisiting his biggest hits in a truly energetic show. Lighting designer Jacques Rouveyrollis used just one type of spotlight on stage throughout the tour -  the MAC Viper Profile from Martin Professional – a somewhat bold choice given it was the lighting fixture’s French début. Fortunately it more than delivered on all its promises.  A total of 93 MAC Viper Profiles, supplied by… View this story
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  • Monday, April 29, 2013
    PSW Staff 04/29/13 11:54 AM,
    Lighthouse of Holland has made available for download a demo version of Martin Professional’s ShowDesigner (MSD) lighting and set design software package. The demo version can be used without the need for a Martin One-Key and is available at here. The MSD demo version contains a ready-to-use scene that matches Martin’s M-PC training show file. After a simple registration, the user gets a license immediately. Connection to the MSD demo version can be made via a Martin M-PC or LightJockey… View this story
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  • Thursday, April 25, 2013
    PSW Staff 04/25/13 11:40 AM,
    Held March 12-18 in Austin, the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference has in recent years grown to encompass film and interactive media, but for many who travel to Texas, it’s all about the music. With over 2,000 acts from 49 countries performing on over 100 stages, the capital city truly lives up to its’ moniker, ‘Live Music Capital Of The World’. And although SXSW’s focus remains on emerging talent, established artists now line up to play intimate showcases… View this story
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    PSW Staff 04/25/13 11:12 AM,
    When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was preparing for its latest world tour, lighting director Al Crawford wanted to get the best and most advanced lighting control system on the market. So he chose the award-winning ETC Eos to replace the dance company’s older Obsession II console, also from ETC. Alvin Ailey Dance was among the first to use an Eos, which recently won a PLASA Award for Innovation, completing a triple crown of honors (it garnered similar awards… View this story
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    PSW Staff 04/25/13 11:03 AM,
    Associate Designer for the Times of India Film Awards, Robert Sondergaard of Electric Aura, encouraged Lighting Designer Atul Sonpal to go with the 1000 W Martin MAC Viper Profile instead of an originally speced 1500 W fixture, a decision that Atul and Robert proved happy with. “Given my previous experience with the Vipers on the 2012 Grey Cup, I encouraged him to try out the Vipers instead,” Robert Sondergaard stated. “I was very impressed with their speed and output and… View this story
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  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    PSW Staff 04/24/13 11:22 AM,
    A new luminaire in Martin Professional’s award-winning MAC Viper Family of moving heads, the MAC Viper AirFX, is now shipping. Both flexible and efficient, the MAC Viper AirFX is a new concept that combines hard-edge, mid-air effects and a beautiful wash field in one luminaire. It features the same compact form, impressive speed, superior light quality and beautiful colors as the other members of the MAC Viper Family. Capable of projecting a dense, hard-edge beam with stunning mid-air aerial effects,… View this story
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