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Christie Projectors At The Heart Of Brazilian Holiday Spectacular In Sao Paulo

SaoChristie projectors played a key role in Brazil’s spectacular Luzes de Sao Paulo (Lights of Sao Paulo) from December 12-28, as important buildings in the city were turned into big screens displaying HD multimedia images of urban and Christmas themes. Inspired by the monumental festival of lights, which attracts some four million tourists annually to Lyons, France, the Luzes de Sao Paulo marked the first show of its kind in the Americas. more

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Stage Research Video 101 Manager Captures Live Feeds

Stage Research, with a major hand in the content-delivery-for-stage arena, has surpassed itself yet again.

Already a major step-saver for the theatrical, concert, corporate event and exhibit sectors, Stage Research’s Video 101 Manager can now do more than play video directly from SFX software. It has just been upgraded to let the producer/stage technician route live video as an input. more

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AC/DC Gets Charged Up With grandMA On Its Black Ice World Tour

acdcRock legends AC/DC are electrifying sell-out crowds on their first tour in eight years, and grandMA is plugged into the excitement. The band’s long-awaited Black Ice World Tour comes on the heels of its “Black Ice? album for Columbia Records and takes as its theme the first track, Rock ’n’ Roll Train, with the stage featuring five curved trusses reminiscent of a railroad station’s roof beams. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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UVLD Lights Hyundai Press Event At Los Angeles Auto Show

HyundaiUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) partnered with Martin Brinkerhoff Associates (MBA) to light the world-premier announcement of Hyundai’s Green initiatives for the automotive press at the Los Angeles Auto. The manufacturers’ complete product line was then shown to the public November 21-30.

The environmentally friendly theme took center stage with cascading silk emulating water and giant leaf cut-outs evoking autumn -all of which flowed out the projection screens by cast of ten dancers who performed three production numbers. The individual product reveals were visually narrated by high-energy video modules designed and executed by MBA. more

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Electrosonic and the NFL’s New England Patriots score a New Fan Venue And Hall Of Fame

PatriotsFans of the NFL’s New England Patriots are cheering the new Hall at Patriot Place, a unique sports and educational experience showcasing the history of the football franchise and housing its Hall of Fame. The venue, adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, features a dazzling array of interactive and immersive multimedia exhibits and artifacts whose audio and control systems were engineered, installed and supplied by Electrosonic. more

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Metallica Ride The Lightning, Ride Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights To The End Of The Line

MetallicaNothing else matters! Wherever they may roam, Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights carry the banner of performance pride, and the glowering Metallica 2008-2009 Tour is the latest notch-post to wave.

The show theme, echoing the coffin motif of the the 25-year-career heavy metal wizards’ latest release, Death Magnetic, boasts 8 2-ton lighting structures, courtesy of lighting designer John Broderick. “There are 56 Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights on these giant aluminum coffin structures,” he says. more

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Christie Illuminates The Visual Landscape Of Downtown Cambridge, Ontario Elevating Unsilent Night To New Heights

unsilentChristie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, will light up the City of Cambridge for the one-of-a-kind, global event, Unsilent Night. Celebrated in at least 35 cities around the world, Unsilent Night will be a first for the province of Ontario and by far, the most unique to ever take place anywhere. Christie will partner with University of Waterloo Architecture Cambridge students to create a complete multi-media immersion of the senses, elevating the city’s visual landscape to new heights. Unsilent Night will feature still and interactive images, videos and light installations that are sure to put everyone in the holiday mood and enhance the musical experience that makes Unsilent Night a celebrated, world class event. more

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Stage Research SFX 6.1.6 Gets Going Around The Globe

6.1.6Stage Research, theatrical audio/lighting company, proudly unfolds its latest SFX 6 music-and-sound playback software version for worldwide distribution. more

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grandMA Goes Festive For Washington’s National Christmas Tree Lighting

whitehouseFor the 85th year, the National Christmas Tree lighting kicked off holiday festivities in Washington, D.C. This time lighting designer Stefan DeWilde deployed a grandMA to control the lighting for the ceremony, which is broadcast coast-to-coast and is believed to be the biggest annually-televised Christmas show. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Electrosonic’s AV Expertise Showcased In Four Amusements/Attractions Granted TEA THEA Awards In ’08

Electrosonic, a major player in system design and integration for audio, video and show control systems for the themed attraction arena, takes great pride in its involvement with four TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) 15th Annual Thea Award-winning projects.

Announced at the IAAPA Expo (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions), these coveted awards are bestowed upon projects of design and execution excellence in the exhibit, attraction, experience and themed entertainment markets.

With much credit going to Electrosonic’s notable A/V prowess, the Thea awards went to The Simpsons Ride, Newseum, Jungala Busch Gardens, and Tree of Prosperity at theWynn Casino Macau. more

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