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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 08:40

The West Art Festival in Amsterdam

 

Last month The West Art Festival was held in Amsterdam for hundreds of enthusiastic guests. The charming festival featured performances by poets, bands, singer-songwriters and more.

The festival took place at Noorderhof, a beautiful area near Sloterplas, participation was free of charge. Arnaka, an audio technology company based in Heemstede, was chosen to provide light and sound for this special festival.

 

 

In order to achieve the perfect informal appearance for the festival, lighting designer Arjen Aalbers decided to use Compulite's Animator to control the LED fixtures on set: "We had a lot of fun running this show as we always do…

The old desk still works for me!"

The result was simple and effective, giving audiences a wonderfully cozy experience.   

 

Special thanks to Arjen Aalbers for sharing.

 

A new performing arts center opened in the city of Daocheng, located in the west of Sichuan Province, China.

Daocheng is known for its charming surrounding countryside and mountainous backdrop and the center is its newest project.

The center completed its development in April 2017 and has recently opened its doors to the public featuring very exciting performances.  

 

 

While planning the lighting system, the Daocheng Yading Performing Arts Center team understood the need for a reliable control system.

After careful consideration they decided to use 2pcs of Compulite's Vector Blue to control 493 channels and 142 spots.

 

Lampenmakers is a new play presented at the Parktheater in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The play tells the story of Philips, one of the largest electronics companies in the world, how it was established in Eindhoven in 1891 and how it was eventually transferred to Amsterdam. The fascinating true story is told in a humorous and witty way, with live music and exciting scenes.

 

 

The show was programmed on a Vector Orange and the console is used to control 30 led fixtures, 6 city colors as well as a lot of conventional lighting equipment.

 

Lighting design: Jean Lou Caglar

Theater group: Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Special thanks to Emile Van Gils

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:34

The ArtClub Disco Musical Theater in Italy

 

The ArtClub Disco Musical Theater is an exciting alternative disco nightclub located in Desenzano del Garda in Italy. The club features exotic dancers who perform for adult audiences, accompanied by various musical genres, including disco, house and pop. 

ArtClub Disco also features live music.

 

The lighting crew uses Vector Ultra Violet to control the lighting equipment, as well as Vector PC for Backup.

 

Special thanks to Luca Chittò.

 

 

On September 16th the Survivor Israel final was broadcast live on Reshet's channel 2, using Danor Theatre & Studio Systems lighting equipment. Danor is Compulite's official distributor in Israel. 

 

 

Survivor is a reality television show. The format is produced in many countries throughout the world every year. The show contains competitors who are marooned in a wild and isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete against each other for rewards and immunity from elimination. The competitors are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by fellow competitors until only one remains and receives the title of "Survivor".

Inbar Pinievsky Basson was announced winner of Survivor Israel 2017, to the excitement of the large studio audience and viewers at home.

To control the sophisticated lighting equipment, including 270 fixtures for this special event, the lighting team used Compulite's Vector Red, Vector Blue, Spark4D and e-Port 41.

 

Lighting Design: Ofer Jacobi

Simulation, Programming and Lighting Effects: Ronen Ben-Harosh

 

The Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center (XICEC) is located at the Southeastern coast of Xiamen, a famous city and a major resort in the Fujian Province. Xiamen is well known for its amiable climate and beautiful scenery. 

The XICEC is the main venue for China's International Fairs, Investments and Trade. The center covers an area of 197,000 square meters and offers several ballrooms, meeting rooms and conference halls to conduct various kinds of interactive activities. The center also includes a vast flexible outdoor space. 

Ever since it was established, the center has hosted hundreds of international and national fairs.

 

 

The 9th BRICS Annual Summit was also held at the XICEC this year. BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The annual summit serves as an international relations conference and is attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states.

 

To make the most of the outstanding setting and ensure perfect lighting for this grand center and for the BRICS Summit, the lighting team decided to use the following Compulite products:

Vector Red consoles

Vector Ultra violet consoles

Compudim2 dimmers

4 Eports

 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 07:20

Compulite closed for Jewish holidays

 

MasterChef Finland is a Finnish competitive cooking reality show with amateur cooks as contestants. The competition is judged by three culinary experts who put the contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds.

The MasterChef format has been produced in over 50 countries across the globe and has gained great popularity. In the United States, for example, the program is running its 8th season and has already reached more than 45 million viewers.

 

 

MasterChef Finland aired in 2011 and was put on hiatus in 2014, however the show is finally returning with a new season, this time with the Junior MasterChef version in which children compete against each other.

The contestants will be judged by Sara La Fountain, Tomi Björck and Henri Alén.

 

Junior MasterChef Finland will air on channel Nelonen in September. 

Aikuisten MasterChef, the version with adult contestants, will air next Spring.

The lighting crew for MasterChef decided to use Vector Blue and Vector Green to control:  

Lights:etc source four jr 76pic.
Par 64 42 pic.
F 650w 22 pic.
F 1 kw 5 pic.
Floor 150w 5 pic.
Led stripes 60m. (RGB)

 

Lighting Designer: Jussi Kallioinen

Lighting Operators: Tero Jokiniemi, Nadja Räikkä.

 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:51

The Crow Only Knows Where The Children Go

 

"Somewhere, when you grow up, you become an adult. You shake off your youth and leave it behind like a snake's skin, and once you leave you'll never get there again. 

But what happens to your childhood? Where does all that youth go? Only the crows know."

 

 

The Crow Only Knows Where The Children Go is a new horror musical by Alexandra Broeder, presented by the Theaterfestival Boulevard  in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. 

The performance takes place in a secret location and only those who buy tickets receive the address.

 

The enchanting show is performed by a cast of 16 children but is intended for adult audiences only.  It explores the relationship between childhood and adulthood. 

The show follows the childish souls of those who are now grown. They gather in a mystical place called Kinderberg, there the young souls live forever, taking all sorts of shapes; cowboys, clowns, fairies, Indians and crows. 

In the dark forest full of bare trees, they play games, sing songs and share their memories.

 

The lighting for this unique show had to be eerie, in order to give the audience a hair-raising experience. To achieve this complex effect, the lighting crew decided to use Vector Orange to control their many fixtures and beams.      

 

Lighting design : Theun Mosk

Theater group: Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Special thanks to Stan Bannier

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:16

Gardaland's "Night is Magic" Summer

 

Gardaland is an amusement park located in North-Eastern Italy. During the 2017 summer season piazza Valle dei Re, aka the heart of the park, has transformed into an enormous dance floor every night, offering great music to visitors.

The project is entitled "Night is Magic".  

 

During these spectacular musical nights, Gardaland mainly features performances by local DJs.

"Night is Magic" also featured Los Locos, the internationally known band, who performed in July with some of Latin America's greatest hits, as well as singers and dancers from the Italian channel 5 talent show Amici.

Emi Skilla, the known Italian rapper will be performing there in August and so will many other talented performers.

 

Needing sophisticated lighting technology, the crew decided to use Vector Green to control 25 7r beams, 25 q7s and 5 programmed ledwalls from "New Light Insight and Media Star Services", all using the Resolume Arena system.

 

Lighting Design: Marco Mondini along with Jerry Roberto Romani