Survival Guide to Freelancing and generally being an ok technician

  A couple of years ago Belinda Saville, a Project Manager and Technical Events Coordinator from Durban, put together a lighthearted yet useful Survival Guide for freelancers (see below). Belinda is known for her generous heart and she is often involved in helping people within the industry especially when they are faced with a crisis. […]

Streamstudio by Ultra Events

  Cape Town based Ultra Events has launched Streamstudio, a creative space for creative content, to complement their existing service as a technical and rental supply company. With easy access to the N2, N1 and the Southern Suburbs, Streamstudio is conveniently situated in Observatory.   With over 25 years’ experience in the event industry, Costa […]

Meet the Festival Studio by Sound HQ Solutions

Making a decision to swim rather than sink, Sound HQ Solutions along with Production Manager Sharif Baker, who is also the Chairman of TPSA and spokesperson for #LightSAred, have survived the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa with fewer bumps and bruises than many other companies during this tough time. They recently launched their brand new […]

grandMA3 Basic Training

  Join Jannie de Jager as he presents grandMA3 Basic Training on 3 & 4 November at the DWR Distribution, Johannesburg, from 9am to 5pm. The two-day practical training course will cover topics of interest such as setting up of the MA3 series of consoles as well as basic programming and lighting show functions. Delegates […]

Re-Opening Guidelines

The Event Safety Council, a sub-committee of the SA Events Council, has drafted the Re-Opening Guidelines for the Events Industry in South Africa. The guidelines are based on current South African legislation covering the National State of Disaster as well as global best practices. They provide COVID-19 specific processes and protocols that should be followed […]

A tribute to the good times at Solid Studios

Many new friendships and partnerships have been forged during these tough Covid-19 times, such as the feel-good story of Capetonians Alex Van Dyk from SOLID Group and Alan Muller who created Solid Studios that ran from April to the start of October this year. When the South African lockdown was first implemented, Alex and Alan […]

Claypaky Fixtures Support The LD Talent Club’s Warehouse Competition for Young Lighting Designers in Germany

  September  – The LD Talent Club – The Warehouse Competition held its 2020 contest finale in September at the historic Zeche Zollern in Dortmund, Germany where Claypaky fixtures were among more than 500 lighting instruments featured in show projects and on site illuminating architecture and landscapes. Eighty-eight young lighting designers from Germany participated in […]

iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles “Hearts” DiGiCo

  Major broadcaster purchases new Quantum338 and SD12 consoles from ATK Audiotek and immediately puts them into service on tenth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival   BURBANK, California – October 2020 – The tenth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival, a two-day virtual streaming, radio and TV broadcast event in late September, featured a lineup of international chart-topping artists […]

Signature Lighting Design for Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

       Lighting designer Dav Bettenhausen of design firm Lankford Fendler + Associates redesigns the exterior lighting experience for one of the world’s most recognizable concert halls   Home to the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Kansas City Symphony, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a cultural cornerstone delivering […]

New Theater Zuidplein Invests in Robe LED Fixtures

  The brand-new Theater Zuidplein in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has over 200 Robe LED fixtures – including T1 Profiles, Spiiders, LEDBeam 150s and ParFect 150s – installed as part of an all-LED lighting rig. It is among the first cultural centres worldwide to have no dimmers! Theater Zuidplein was designed by architects De Zwarte Hond […]