Tag Archives: Light Design

Immersive Multimedia Show Brings Roman Colosseum to Life

This summer the Canadian media arts company Graphis Emotions and the Italian company Electa Editore brought the legendary Colosseum in Rome to life with an immersive multimedia production. “Sangue e Arena: the Show” ran from May to October 2018 and will take place annually at the Colosseum in the future. Multimediale show takes visitors back…
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Winner of the SGM talent competition chosen

This year, the New Talents Award, initiated by the SGM, took place for the first time. During the grand finale in Cologne, the three finalists presented their lighting designs, which the developed themselves, to a live audience and the jury. The 16-year-old Vikar Porsson from Iceland was able to win out over his rivals Johannes…
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Young Talent Wanted at SGM New Talents Award

Presenting your own light show to a large audience? Now this is possible for young lighting designers at the 1st SGM New Talent Award. For the first time, the successful provider of professional lighting technology, SGM Germany, is looking for the most creative and best young talents in event lighting design. Winners selected by four-person…
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Swiss Light Distributor EMC opens Showroom

The Swiss Light distributor and general importor Electric Claudio Merlo (ECM) has successfully opened its new location for showroom and training. Around one hundred people experienced product presentations, talks, and an entertainment program at the “open house” premiere in September. Central location for light experts With the new showroom, the Swiss lighting scene receives a…
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LED Innovation: Martin Professional Supplies The Masonic

The Masonic

Once a masonic temple, The Masonic is now a venue that plays host to a variety of events including concerts, stand-up, and graduation parties. Built in 1958, the San Francisco landmark has recently undergone a makeover, giving the auditorium an impressive new look. The comprehensive refurbishment included a new concert stage, luxurious VIP boxes, and a capacity of 3,300, thanks to a flexible tiered floor space suitable that can be left open or have seating installed. The sound and lighting systems were also modernised - The Masonic can now boast a new stage lighting setup with more than 45 MAC Viper and MAC Aura lights from Martin Professional.

einstein & sons: “Lighting is passion!”

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Michael Kühbandner (l.) und Roland Greil

For several years, in the lighting design, lighting direction and programming industry, Michael Kühbandner and Roland Greil have felt right at home. They have been a part of turning various projects into reality, from the Eurovision Song Contest to the Echo and including accompanying the band "Die Ärzte" on tour. In 2013 they created the joint venture, einstein & sons. At the PLS 2014 they will be at Avolite's stand in Hall 11.0 and show their own demos for the interactivity of the Ai Server from Avolitesmedia. They tell us in an interview, what makes their job so special.

Video and lighting designer Matt Finke: “I love technology”

Matt FinkeBeing able to show emotions at the push of a button, that is Matt Finke’s profession. For more than twenty years, he has been giving business events, concerts and other events the right visual structure. Video and lighting are his profession. The following words prove it, “To be able to see first hand how your own concept moves people is thrilling and wonderful!”

Finke works for such companies as Audi and SAP as well as for the artists Mando Diao and Katie Melua. How does he do it? Finke doesn’t know, “I haven’t bribed anyone,” he laughs. At Prolight + Sound 2013, the Marburger resident was honoured with the Opus Award for his creative work. The prize means a lot to him, “The nominations are done secretly; you don’t know anything is going on. That’s why I was very surprised and felt extremely honoured.”