The San Francisco-based company look back at its colourful 5 decades in the industry, dating back to the 1960s counterculture movement.
Showcasing the Skywriter HPX M-5 5W laser fixture, X-Laser provide a quick visual overview of the most powerful features within the Mercury control interface.
Such features include 400+ pre-installed gobos, 9 prism shapes with variable spacing, fully customisable gradient effects, a 0.08° to 45° zoom range, and DMX512, RDM, and Art-Net control.
Acass Systems, Innovative, Creative Systems, specialises in designing and manufacturing custom staging, automation and video systems for all things live.
In 2017, Acass worked on tours and installations for artists, venues, and events including Adele, The Killers, Thomas Rhett, Cher, Katy Perry, Queen + Adam Lambert, G-Dragon, Panic! At the Disco, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Shanghai Auto Show, The United Centre, The Solheim Cup, and many more.
Kevin Twist, Production Manager on Thomas Rhett’s 2017 world tour, was full of praise for Acass: “The gear provided by Acass Systems exceeded the original design, was fully supported onsite, and delivered in a tour friendly package that made setup and load out very efficient.”
Creative Technology’s Jim Liddiard, who worked on Adele’s 2017 world tour, said: “The structure itself was custom made by Acass Systems whom we worked very closely with to create the bespoke metalwork and tile locks that allowed us to hold the radius of the screen without compromising the pixel spacing.”
Fireplay’s Steve Dixon, G-Dragon 2017 world tour director, said: “The entire team from Acass was ready to handle anything the production required. We had a significant list of needs and they delivered it all, along with a fresh perspective and true sense of collaboration.”
During its latest series Im Aufschwung (in upswing) the Bundesjugendballett was joined by an MA Lighting dot2 XL-F. Bundesjugendballett Technical Director, Hannes Hoehler, shows its work in the Ernst Deutsch theatre and talks about his experiences with the MA Lighting dot2.
Vectorworks has recently released Braceworks, an add-on for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer, wgicg provides design, production, and rigging professionals with an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary structures under load. This one-of-a-kind module ensures safety and compliance with engineering codes and standards, creating a completely integrated modeling, analysis, and documentation process in one interface. See video:
SolaFrame 750 is the newest and smallest framing fixture in High End Systems’ Sola Series family of automated tools. Featuring a compact footprint but a huge feature set, SolaFrame 750 is a perfect fit for smaller to medium-sized venues, and its 11,300 lumens can easily cut through the competition. With 6° – 50° zoom, rotating gobo wheel plus fully continuous animation and much, much more, SolaFrame 750 offers the widest array of effects currently available in a fixture of its size.
Litec has announced the MyT Folding Steroid Roof System received the 2017 Best New Truss gold star award from Projection, Lights & Staging News (PLSN) Magazine in the United States. The award was presented to Litec on 16 November 2017 at the LDI exhibition in Las Vegas.
Leading California production company Stage-Tech again dipped into its extensive inventory of Elation Professional lighting gear to deliver an impactful lighting package for the Hard and Pink stages at this year’s Hard Summer Music Festival and How The West Was Won, both held in the scenic grounds of the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino. Jeff Pardee and Dustin Mansell elaborate on how the array of lighting products from Elation Professional helped them create dynamic lighting sequences.
ADJ has expanded its AV Series of modular LED video panels with the introduction of the new AV4IP. Offering an IP-rated enclosure design, this high-resolution panel is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use due to its impressive brightness and colour contrast. Get a ‘first look’ at the ADJ AV4IP, IP outdoor rated video panels, introduced at InfoComm 2017.
Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, continue its ongoing activities surrounding the introduction of the AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, featuring making-of video and a series of rollout events around the globe.
A behind the scenes video of the Prajana Horn theatrical show that took place in Beijing’s prestigious concert venue, Wukesong Stadium. This was the largest show featuring Martin Audio, using 88 W8LC and 46 WS218X. The show was directed by famous Chinese actor/director Li Yugang and included the international Chinese star Dadawa and Ma Changsheng among others as well as many well-known musicians backing them up. The show mixed music and dance to create a modern art performance of traditional Tibetan cultural elements.
A roundup of all the action from the recent Jurlights demo day hosted on site at the Dance Valley festival in Spaarnwoude, The Netherlands, to premiere the Alcons Audio LR18 and LR28 line array systems.