UK - Star Events turns 40 today, 26 August 2016, with its commitment to invention, safety and best practice the key to all the candles on the birthday cake. Founded by Roger Barrett and Maddy Sheals as touring sound ... More >>
UK - Robe's new Spikie fixtures - small, super-fast LED WashBeams - made their UK debut on a lighting rig designed by Paul Griffiths of Firebird Events for a UK sales conference staged in the Champagne Suite at the ... More >>
UK - Elation Professional has announced that as of 15 August longtime lighting professional David Martin has joined the company as key account manager serving the southern UK. David is a familiar face to many in the ... More >>
USA - Several years ago, J.R. Clancy inspected the rigging at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, Texas, and found it was near the end of its useful life after 48 years. The Miller's older rigging equipment was ... More >>
The Netherlands - Cadac is once more an official IBC sponsor, providing all of the audio networking and control for the IBC Big Screen Experience at the convention. This year's proprietary MegaCOMMS audio network ... More >>
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"We try to identify which shows are easier to put in, so we can alter our practises by scheduling
a lighter show to follow something that put a lot of demands on the staff. This kept man hours down and minimised expenditure on overtime."
Tim Mackrill, technical manager of the Palace Theatre, Redditch, talks with Julie Harper about arts funding cuts (Arts Fundamentals)
This month: On a Clair Day
"There are other synergies. In South America, for example, some countries can purchase a system made by Clair Brothers and also rent something similar from Clair Global if there's a shortfall . . .""
This month: Andy Coates
"I'll always remember Jim Tinsley saying to me "Don't run away little Andy Coates as I'll find you.""
This month: From Road Safety to Rigging
"The Klippan seat belts were fitted in Volvo Amazons and 544s from 1959 and so successful was the webbing product that the co-owner of Klippan, Erik Ehnimb, founded the SpanSet company in Malmö in 1966 . . ."
This month: Put Your Gels Away
". . . the L7-C Fresnel is a fully tunable white light that allows you to match the colour at any location. In a matter of moments I can dial to any one of those colour temperatures with a minor tweak of the knob on the side of the light. It's that simple."
This month: Elliot Herman talks to Anne Valentino, controls product manager for ETC
"One of my favourite parts of my work is seeing it in use in theatre. It's a pretty big thrill to walk into a production that takes full advantage of the multi-console operation and the features that have vastly matured in the past 10 years . . ."