Danish ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Dazzles with Hippotizer Karst+

Denmark – Denmark’s annual music competition to find its Eurovision entry reached its big finale in March at Copenhagen’s 16,000-capacity Royal Arena. Known as the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, hopefuls battled it out against a striking stage design made up of 450sq.m of LED screen, shaped into ever-expanding triangular shapes. These were fed perfectly mapped visuals […]

Premiere: Lux Partum controlled interactively via the internet with the help of MA Lighting

When Chris Moylan created Lux Partum, it was his intention to create something special to be enjoyed by everyone affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The idea behind the project was to realize an interactive light installation in the Motorwerk Berlin that, for the period of ten days, could be controlled by visitors to the website […]

Arthur takes the throne! Robert Juliat releases new 800W LED followspot

      Robert Juliat is excited to announce the launch of Arthur, its new 800W LED Long Throw followspot capable of matching the lumen output of a 2500W HMI RJ Aramis followspot and delivering up to 29,000 lumens. This eagerly-anticipated move marks the arrival of the LED followspot the industry has been waiting for […]

ESPRITES for Family Feud

  The first South Africa and Ghana editions of the hit TV game show Family Feud brought to SA and produced by Rapid Blue were recorded in December & January at the Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg, with lighting designed by Joshua Cutts and supplied by Blond Productions … including 12 x Robe ESPRITE LED […]

dB Audio Namibia Keep Staff Safe During Lockdown

  With more than a third of the world’s population on lockdown as countries implement measures to slow the spread of Covid-19, priorities are being thrown into sharp focus. In Windhoek, Namibia, technical production and rental company dB Audio’s first concern was to ensure that its staff would be safe and well during the lockdown […]

Carolyn Steyn helps Feed our Crew in South Africa

  Carolyn Steyn, South African philanthropist, actress, founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day and Classic FM1027 radio host personality, has donated R100,000 to the Feed Our Crew initiative established to help theatre and entertainment crew and freelancers who most need assistance. As an accomplished actress, Carolyn was concerned about the welfare of the […]

SOS support for Feed our Crew initiative

  The SOS Charity Fund was established in December 2016, and right from the start was met with generous support from the entertainment industry. The charity is now pleased to donate R50,000 to Feed our Crew, a non-governmental organization (NGO) who are providing temporary support through food vouchers to the technical and casual event crews […]

Anolis Lit Landmarks Turn Blue around UK to Support NHS & Essential Workers

Various landmark installations that have been lit with Anolis lighting fixtures have been turning blue on Thursday evenings for the ‘Clap For Carers’ initiative in support of the National Health Service (NHS) and other essential workers engaged on the front lines in battling the Coronavirus Pandemic. This includes Rhyl Promenade in North Wales where several […]

Astera Defines Social Distancing for Delivered Live Shows

  Astera AX1 Pixel Tubes are doing their bit – both as energising effects luminaires and as practical lights – marking out the social distancing spaces – onstage at Delivered Live, a brand-new performance-based web streaming concept for music and comedy. The show is broadcast weekly from The Studio at Harry The Hirer Productions’ HQ […]

Encore SFX invests in MDG for BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer

  When forming special effects company, Encore SFX, George Baker and Anthony Earles, both of whom have many years’ experience in senior roles in the SFX business, decided to invest in the highest quality special effect products available, and knew exactly which company and products they wanted to partner with. “We needed great products from […]