Czech Distributor AudioMaster recently organized a series of seminars aimed at training customers on various CHAUVET® Professional fixtures, such as Nexus™ 4×4 pixel-mapping wash lights, Legend™ 412 moving yokes, WELL™ 2.0, Q-Spot™ 360-LED and Q-Spot™ 460-LED lights and more. Here a couple of photos from the training:
The popular Troubadour Club in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, entertains crowds with talented performers and quality lighting provided by Chauvet. Artists and bands such as Elton John, Guns’n’roses, No Doubt, Metallica and more started their careers at the Troubadour. Chauvet lights include six CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 412 pixel-mapping moving yokes, four COLORado™ Batten 72 Tour linear lights, four Q-Spot™ 560-LED moving spots, four COLORado™ Zoom Tour wash lights and more.
Fixtures from Chauvet’s Professional, DJ and TRUSST® brand of trussing completed the exciting Godskitchen Christmas Party at the HMV Institute, in Birmingham, U.K. Twelve CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 412 pixel-mapping moving yokes worked for amazing effects from a triangular-shaped trussing system, built of four 3-meter and two 1-meter pieces of truss from TRUSST®. SJ Grevett from DMX Productions of Birmingham also specified 12 CHAUVET® DJ COLORband™ PiX eye-candy linear fixtures, which he placed on the DJ console.
CHAUVET® Professional lit the stage for country singer Justin Moore at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla., as the opening act for Eric Church. Lighting Designer Aaron Luke specified 44 Legend™ 412 pixel-mapping moving yokes for the tour’s 168 shows. The lights were provided by Special Events Services production company, of Nashville, Tenn. Here are some awesome pics:
CHAUVET® Professional and its French distributor Algam recently participated in the 16th Salon International des Techniques du Spectacle in Paris. A variety of fixtures were on display, such as eye-candy pixel-mapping Nexus™ 4×4, luminaires for theater and stage Ovation™ E-190WW LED and Ovation™ F-165WW LED, sharp and bright moving yoke Legend™ 230SR Beam, versatile wash lights Q-Wash™ 436Z-LED and Q-Wash™ 560Z-LED, moving yoke spot Q-Spot™ 460-LED, pixel-mapping Legend™ 412, linear light COLORdash™ Batten-Quad 6, PAR-style fixtures COLORdash™ Par-Quad 7 and COLORdash™ Par-Quad 18.
Chauvet is a corporate sponsor for Live Design Magazine‘s Concert Master Classes, organized Dec. 3 and 4 in Los Angeles. One topics discussed was the deconstruction of the “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band” tour by the tour’s Lighting Designer Jeff Ravitz, Lighting Director Todd Ricci and Programmer Jason Badger. Here are some nice photos of the stage, lit by pixel-mapping CHAUVET® Professional Nexus™ 4×4 wash lights, Legend™ 412 moving yokes and COLORado™ 1-Quad Tour fixtures.
Six questions with Alex Ares, lighting designer for the TV show “Duets” on ABC channel, for the Country Music Awards, and programmer of our own CHAUVET® Professional booth at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas.
1. How did you get into this field?
I got into the lighting industry about 14 years ago. I used to work in the Air Force as a graphic designer but I still needed a job so they hired me to do things around the stage at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. One day they fired the lighting designer and they gave me 24 hours to figure it out — which I did.
2. What do you think is the next big thing in the lighting industry?
I think next big thing will have to do with LEDs. Soon they will be as bright as VL3500 Spot or Shogun. Also, we will probably see networking systems with Ethernet cables, using RDM.
3. Do you have a favorite fixture (and why)?
My favorite right now is Shogun. Legend™ 412 from CHAUVET® is my second favorite one.
4. What has been your favorite design/project?
It was a band project for Stone Temple Pilots in South America. The music and the people were great, and the best part was I didn’t know what I was going myself into, but it all worked out in the end.
5. What was the biggest unforeseen obstacle that you’ve faced in one of your designs, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge always is the time. You want to do more and usually there isn’t enough time. This teaches you how to accomplish a project and make the most out of your ideas, while trying not to overthink everything.
6. Complete this thought: A show without light is like…
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