The demands that a large musical variety show can place on a lighting rig are great so when Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, sought to replace their aging lighting rig they turned to the versatility and reliability of Elation Platinum Spot 15R Pro and Platinum Wash ZFX Pro luminaires to provide the dynamic color and effect needed to support the high-energy 2-hour spectacle.
Quil Ceda Creek Casino, located on the Tulalip Indian Reservation north of Seattle, had one overriding requirement for Agility AVL (http://agilityavl.com) for the lighting and video package in their new Qzone entertainment venue – make it high tech. And that they did, installing a state-of-the-art Elation Professional EZ4 LED video screen along with Elation Platinum Spot LED II moving heads and EPAR Series LED fixtures....More
American Spanish-language television network Telemundo’s latest music competition, "Buscando Mi Ritmo," is being lit by lighting designer Gaston Fazio of HD House (www.thehdhouse.com), who speced an Elation Professional lighting package of Platinum Spot LED Pro moving heads and Cuepix Panel matrix blinders for the six-episode series....More
Marked Events – producer of BPM & PRO at the Birmingham NEC - has announced that the brand new Awards by ALMR – the association of licensed multiple retailers - will launch this September alongside the brand new PRO show....More
New York, NY- The historic Beacon Theatre recently upgraded its lighting with a package of brand new products from 4Wall New York. Long renowned for its audio experience, the theatre chose Martin MAC Auras, Philips Showline SL Bar 620s, and an MA Lighting grandMA2 Console as the pieces that would enhance the visual experience of patrons for years to come.
Discovery Park of America has opened in Union City, Tennessee, offering visitors a world-class entertainment and educational experience with more than 70,000-square feet of exhibits on nature, science, technology, history and art....More
In recent years the high school dance has been transformed from a DJ with a few blinky lights to a full blow concert experience and in the Chicago area much of the credit can be given to event production company BOOM Entertainment and their vast inventory of Elation lighting gear. BOOM’s “High School Invasion Tour” for example, now in its 14th season, turns Homecoming, Winter and Prom dances into a concert-grade atmosphere....More
When the Hamilton County (Ohio) Emergency Management Agency (EMA) had a complete technical renovation last year it acquired a Vista Phoenix system for use with its street camera system.
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Hamilton County EMA runs a regional operations center for 12 counties in three states: eight in Ohio, three in Kentucky and one in Indiana....More
Not to be mistaken for a swimwear company, Bikini Berlin is a culturally protected Grade II listed building in the German capital, whose recent revitalization included the installation of over 1000 energy-efficient LED luminaires from Elation Professional....More
San Antonio's new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will open in September with a complement of Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures dedicated to both the H-E-B Performance Hall and the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater....More
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, D.C. has upgraded its Brooke-Mondale Auditorium with a Vista Systems Spyder image processor supporting a Christie MicroTiles videowall.
The Brooke-Mondale Auditorium holds about 300 people for webcasts, large training sessions, town halls and meetings with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan....More
With so much competition to contend with, wedding and event DJ’s are finding it increasingly important to set themselves apart by providing that something extra to make an occasion especially memorable. Many DJ’s and event companies are turning to the more tailored, personalized qualities that dynamic lighting offers to step up their game and distance themselves from their competitors....More
Superhero and comic book lovers of all sorts met June 5-8 at Phoenix Comicon, a comic book and multigenre entertainment convention held annually in Phoenix, Arizona. Event production company Endless Entertainment used a bevy of Elation equipment to light the general session room, hotel ballrooms and other rooms for parties, interactive events, contests and after-hours events.
KVLA Television in Huntington Beach, California, a unique TV station that broadcasts to the large Vietnamese speaking community in Southern California, has recently added two new studios and is using LED strip lighting from Elation Professional to color the sets....More
The Summer Concert Series has launched on NBC's "The Today Show" and Clay Paky's A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights are being deployed on the live music segments, which air at least once a week on the iconic morning show....More
While more than 5 million fans lined the roads of Yorkshire for the opening weekend of the 2014 Tour de France, relatively few got close to the action itself. For those who could not, help was at hand in the form of large LED screens powered by LEDView image-scaling technology from Calibre UK.
The key screens were supplied by two companies – Lightmedia and Big TV – both of which specified Calibre's LEDView530 as their large-display image scaler of choice for the Grand Depart....More
When San Antonio's Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opens in September, its H-E-B Performance Hall and Alvarez Family Studio Theater will boast Robert Juliat Cyrano and Buxie followspots, respectively.
The new Tobin Center rises behind the façade of the former San Antonio Municipal Auditorium along the famed River Walk downtown....More
Christie’s coffee-table style manuscript, The Book of Transformations, celebrates how artists and technicians are using Christie’s award-winning projectors and complementary enabling technologies to visually reimagine familiar structures and iconic landmarks.
Jeff Siegel, the venue’s technical director and systems integrator for Barbizon, and Rob Owens, production manager and sound designer, took us on a tour of the lighting, sound, and technical systems of The Space.
At the 2014 Broadway Projection Master Classes in the session "Focus On Broadway II," video designer Ben Pearcy of 59 Productions (War Horse) discusses 59 Productions’ work on this season’s productions of Big Fish, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, and Les Miserables....More
2014 Tony nominee Peter Hylenski—whose prior Tony Award nominations were for Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, and Rock Of Ages—discusses his sound design for three current Broadway musicals: Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, and After Midnight (for which he received this year's Tony nomination)....More