Projection Mapping Stonehenge

Featured on CNN, Motion Mapping created an incredible projection display on Stonehenge as legendary Paul Oakenfold became the first DJ to perform live at the monument with Carl Cox performing back to back to record his new album Live at Stonehenge.

Motion Mapping had the huge responsibility of transforming Stonehenge artistically like never before. With just a small team, we had only half an hour after Stonehenge closed to the public before guests arrived. In that small window, we needed to get our equipment on site and set-up.

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Alt-J’s Surround Sound Show in NYC

On 15 June 2018, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, was the venue of choice on for an L-ISA immersive audio system to be utilised with British rock trio, alt-J. The concert was a live environment surround sound first, as Kel Murray exclusively reports.

Polecam Covers TPi Awards 2018

The live events production industry came together for the Total Production International (TPi) Awards 2018, held at Battersea Evolution, London which was presented by actor and comedian Russell Kane. 

The biggest industry night of the year attracted over 1,400 guests from all avenues of the live music and entertainment technology business, who together celebrated the technical and creative achievements of live productions and events over the preceding 12 months.

After the success of last years event and the introduction of a Polecam system flown by Owner-Operator Steve Giles, the Polecam team were again approached by Rhodri Shaw (Director) from Transition Video was the Project Manager and wished to add that extra dimension to the event.

Polecam and Steve Giles were keen to be involved again and provided a Polecam Professional Pack (PPP) with Narrow head reaching out to 8m which was fitted with the AJA RovoCam offering 12x zoom – resulting in stunning sweeping shots.

In addition, Polecam also provided its Autopod, the low profile powered telescopic elevation unit for use on the stage; fitted with the Panasonic PTZ, the units unobtrusive positioning gave great “local” shots of the awards presentation throughout the evening.

Powersoft & Outline Goes Live at Rockin’ 1000

Rockin’1000 That’s Live 2018, located in Florence’s Artemio Franchi stadium, played a gig with Hole’s Courtney Love as a special guest, and technical audio support from Italian companies Powersoft (for the amplifiers) and Outline (for the PA system).

Rockin’1000 originally assembled in July 2015 in Cesena (Italy), with the very ambitious idea of gathering one thousand musicians playing simultaneously to create the biggest Rock show ever, crowdfund enough money and get legendary band Foo Fighters to come and play a gig in Cesena.

The success was such that the video hit millions of views worldwide, and on November 3rd, Foo Fighters gave a unique and exclusive 3 hours show to the Thousand, crowd-funders and volunteers who got involved in the July 2018 performance.

Organised by Fabio Zaffagnini and under the direction of Marco Sabiu, the show has since become a yearly event: on the 24th July 2016, The Thousand played an 18-song concert in Cesena’s Orogel Stadium in front of an audience of 15,000 people.

FlyPatt Stage Automation Performs Truss Ballet

FlyPatt Stage Automation performs a truss ballet. The company’s equipment is available for short or long term rental.

TPi Awards Returns

On Monday 26 February 2018, the live event production industry’s leading publication, Total Production International hosted the TPi Awards for 17th time.

Muse Performs in Rome with Polecam

Frontman Matt Bellamy sings directly into the camera, showing the unique angles Polecam can deliver to any concert.

Resist Trump with SumOfUs

Bluman Associates were bought on board by SumOfUs to create content and guerrilla projections to protest the recent UK visit by The President of the United States, Donald Trump. Projection sites included Marble Arch and Houses of Parliament.

Check out the behind the scenes video of the team supporting the protest.

EM Acoustics Factory Tour

British loudspeaker manufacturer, EM Acoustics, has significantly expanded its manufacturing facility in Surrey, UK. Part of the expansion includes the investment in new hi-tech machinery to enable much more of the manufacturing process to be performed in house.

Martin JEM Glaciator Dynamic – Low-Fog Machine

Harman Professional Solutions and UK distributor Sound Technology launch the new Martin by Harman JEM Glaciator Dynamic low-fog system.

MA Lighting Launches grandMA3 at PL + S 2018

In this video MA’s Chris West is introducing the new MA Lighting grandMA3 series at Prolight + Sound 2018…

LEDBLADE Tutorial – Install & Patch

Are you a LD, VJ, creative designer or a rental company? Order or try it now!

Chauvet Showcases STRIKE P38

STRIKE P38 is a compact, punchy and outdoor-ready blinder and strobe powered by a 90 W warm white LED source. An emulated “amber shift” warms the color temperature of the light as it dims to perfectly mimic incandescent lights. The unit’s IP-rated fan keeps it cool enough for use as a wash, while IP-rated direct power and DMX connections eliminate undesirable whips. Control it with adjustable PWM and RDM for added flexibility.

Production Futures Returns

Are you a freelancer or student looking to take the next step into the world of live event production? Well, look no further…

Hosted at Production Park, one of the UK’s largest pre-production facilities, co-convened by TPi Magazine, the definitive publication and awards for the live event industry. Production Futures brings together experts from across the industry to Wakefield, to share their knowledge and expertise.

Talks, demos, workshops, and exhibitors will grace the rehearsal space – offering an insight into the dynamic and exciting live production industry and the career opportunities on offer. Whether your interests lie in lighting, rigging, audio, video, tour management or event production; Production Futures promises to be an unmissable event – and it’s free!

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Green Hippo Projection Mapping Masterclass

In February 2018, Green Hippo hosted its 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass at Down Hall Hotel and Spa, Essex, with participants from all corners of the globe taking part.

CODA Audio Sounds Out The Script

Mielcarek Event Delivers for Poland’s Festival of Dance

Mielcarek Event utilised wysiwyg software at Poland’s biggest dance festival. With the likes of Robe and Claypaky fixtures driven by a Jands console, you can see the results below.

TPi Awards 2018 Opening Show

Owen Yelland recently had the opportunity to work as a part of the TPi Awards 2018 lighting team, as a systems technician for Robe. Lighting design was designed by LD Nathan Wan and Assistant LD Jordan Tinniswood.