THE WHO, Rocking and Rolling, with NEXUS 4×4!

Have you seen the new tour that The Who is doing around the world? They are just as excellent as ever, never stopping, never quitting, and now they are rocking a huge rig that includes 50 of CHAUVET Professional’s NEXUS 4×4 pixel mapping LED wash panels on the US legs of the tour!

You have GOT to see these great photos…  Check it out!  Also, check out some audience view video of The Who rocking with the NEXUS 4x4s (and some more video of NEXUS and The Who HERE!) from our CHAUVET Professional Facebook page!

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For more on The Who’s 2015 Tour, check out Pollstar — dates and times, etcetera.  Great website for lighting industry people if you haven’t heard of it already!

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CHAUVET Professional at LLB Show in Norway

CHAUVET Professional distributor in Norway Rubicon displayed a wide variety of products at the recent LLB show. At the stand visitors checked out the Ovation line of fixtures for theater and stage, PVP S5 video panels, Rogue moving heads, wash lights from the COLORado line and more.

Check out some cool shots:

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CHAUVET Professional at Entech Connect with Australian Distributor

CHAUVET Professional Australian distributor Showtools International showcased a great selection of products at Entech Connect, organized July 23-24 in Melbourne. The stand was loaded with Nexus 4×4 lights, Nexus Aq 5×5, Nexus Aw 7×7 pixel-mapping panels, fixtures from the Ovation line for theater and stage, like Ovation C-640FC, Ovation E-190WW and more! Here is an awesome shot of the striking display Showtools did:

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CHAUVET Professional Trains Customers in Mexico

Our own Product Engineer for CHAUVET Professional Danilo Oliveira traveled to the offices of Chauvet Mexico in Lerma to provide training on ArKaos software to about 40 customers in order to learn more and do awesome things with products like Nexus 4×4, Nexus 2×2, Nexus 4×1, video panels PVP S5 and PVP S7,  EPIX Strip 2.0 or EPIX Bar 2.0 — all pixel-mapping products. Here is our engineer in action and a full house of customers paying attention to the professor:

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Video Designer Profile: Nate Selvidio

Pitbull-NateSix questions with Video Designer Nate Selvidio, co-owner of Impulse Creative Group and Video Director for Pitbull U.S. Tour. Selvidio and Production Designer Justin Geiger of Impulse Creative Group used 263 CHAUVET® Professional MVP™ Ta8 Curve and MVP™ 12 video panels for the tour’s 24 shows. Orlando-based Complete Production Resources production company supplied the gear.

1. How did you get into this field?
When I was in high school I started working in a TV station, next to studying lighting and video on my own. I also graduated from Full Sail University in Show Production and Touring, where I started I developing live-concert expertise. I have been a video designer for about three years and I enjoy what I do very much.

Pitbull-blog-1-a2. What do you think is the next thing in the lighting industry?
I think we will start seeing more moving LED units and automation with a lot of the LED panels. I also think video will be around and take away from the lighting.

3. What is your favorite fixture?
The CHAUVET® Professional MVP™ modular video panels were great on the Pitbull U.S. Tour. They were so bright we had to turn down the output. As for the consoles I use with the panels, I like playing with the Hippotizer and the GrandMa.

Pitbull-blog-2-a4. What has been a favorite design/project?
The Hollywood Bowl performance as part of the Pitbull U.S. Tour was amazing. Jennifer Lopez came and surprised everyone, then Chris Brown showed up, then Mark Anthony and Enrique Iglesias! The crowds were ecstatic.

Pitbull-blog-35. What was the biggest unforeseen obstacle that you’ve faced in one of your designs, and how did you overcome it?
In any show, a challenge is changing video content and re-editing. For any changes you have to meet with the artist, get the audio team involved, export the video content — it’s not as easy as changing a light.

6. Complete this sentence: A show without video is like… a roller coaster with no power.

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CHAUVET Professional Video Panels Massive on Tour with Pitbull

During his recent North American tour, rapper, songwriter and record producer Pitbull ignited the audience with his high-energy performance not only rapping live, but also incorporating his famous duets with renowned artists like Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Mark Anthony and Chris Brown, who entered the stage via recorded tracks on massive video displays. Video Director for the Pitbull U.S. Tour Nate Selvidio and Production Designer Justin Geiger of Impulse Creative Group used 263 CHAUVET® Professional MVP™ Ta8 Curve and MVP™ 12 video panels for the tour’s 24 shows. Orlando-based Complete Production Resources production company supplied the gear.

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