• GLP X4 atom boosts Museum of Ice Cream pop-up tour

    GLP X4 atom boosts Museum of Ice Cream pop-up tour

    Compact, adaptable and camera-friendly fixture provides perfect solution

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  • GLP fixtures worked to the max for Axwell & Ingrosso

    GLP fixtures worked to the max for Axwell & Ingrosso

    JDC1 and X4 Bar 20 in action for spectacular one-off show

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  • GLP JDC1 and KNV populate 50-day Starlite Festival

    GLP JDC1 and KNV populate 50-day Starlite Festival

    Unique cultural event takes place in a former Marbella quarry

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  • Full Speed Ahead for GLP’s KNV

    Full Speed Ahead for GLP’s KNV

    Martin Heining and Rain Age rely on the versatile LED system for the second edition of Eisbrecher’s Festival

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NEWS

GLP X4 atom boosts Museum of Ice Cream pop-up tour
2018-11-07

GLP X4 atom boosts Museum of Ice Cream pop-up tour

Compact, adaptable and camera-friendly fixture provides perfect solution

When two members of Swedish House Mafia - Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso - played a one-off show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco recently, it was seen by fans as a precursor for a band reunion (along with third member Steve Angello) in 2019. Charged with maintaining dynamic visuals, with spectacular effects throughout the performance was Sam Tozer of Vision Factory, who once again drew heavily on GLP’s catalogue for his serious ordnance. He had three key goals: to create a shape onstage that reflected the artists’ logo; to thrust the two artists out into the middle of the auditorium, and to immerse the audience in video and lighting. He succeeded spectacularly on all three. To meet Tozer’s design, Christie Lites supplied 40 of GLP’s award-winning impression X4 Bar 20 battens and 58 of the JDC1 hybrid strobes, while video effects came from PRG.  “The JDC1’s surrounded the stage and were the main lighting units, allowing us to wash and attack the audience with light,” the production designer reports. “The X4 Bars framed the stage and allowed me to create a division of light between the audience and the artist.” Tozer brought the full creative possibilities out of the JDC1, in particular, running them in full pixel mode. “This allowed us to make low-res pixel effects throughout the rig.” Working with lighting designer and programmer Alex Hesse, Tozer threw the whole enchilada at the production including flame cannons, confetti, fireworks, lasers and video, under the watchful eye of production manager Mattie Evans. Despite carrying out pre-vis in Sweden, the show went ahead without any rehearsal time. “Yes, it was a big risk to do with this size of production with no rehearsals or prep time,” he acknowledges, “but both fans and artists where stunned by the excess.” Sam Tozer regularly dips into the GLP toolbox for his shows, and once again the German lighting company came up trumps. “They are always just a phone call away if I need support - but fortunately everything ran smoothly,” he said. “As always with GLP fixtures I know what to expect and I always love pushing their units to the extreme. I just love using GLP’s products and won’t be stopping anytime soon.” He said the success of the show owed a lot to the collaborative effort from the entire technology team, including Peter Witting (pyro), Lexy (VJ) and Nick Caeyers (camera director).
2018-10-30

GLP fixtures worked to the max for Axwell & Ingrosso

JDC1 and X4 Bar 20 in action for spectacular one-off show

Compact X4 atom lighting fixtures shine in Russian projects
2018-10-18

Compact X4 atom lighting fixtures shine in Russian projects

Lighting designer Leonid Poznyansky boldly experiments with X4 atoms on TV and during major solo concert

Starlite, which takes place at the Cantera de Nagüeles in Marbella, is described as the best boutique festival in Europe. The music and cultural event, now in its sixth edition, has become the longest festival in the world, with more than 50 days of concerts. It is a unique event for those who want to enjoy intimate concerts from global superstars in an incomparable venue. For the stage is surrounded by 60 metre-high rock walls, creating a secret, hidden venue beneath the stars for the 2,200 guests. All inventory, including GLP JDC1 hybrid strobes and a KNV Arc fixtures, had to be brought up the steep hill to the former quarry which houses a main outdoor auditorium, where VIP attendees sit in eight-seater ‘Bubble Boxes’ and a second DJ area — each with its own ambience. This was the first year that GLP’s Spanish distributor, Monacor Iberia, had been involved, and they were brought in by the production company, Ilusovi Production & Services Show. Monacor Iberia General Manager, José C. de las Heras, stated, “We offered the GLP equipment for use by the different bands’ lighting designers, enabling them to modify their shows. Some LDs already had our JDC1 in their design, such as Ricky Martin, while all the other artist LDs were happy to use our kit.” The JDC1 hybrid strobe has been designed in three sections, which can be controlled independently or as a complete synchronised unit, while The KNV comes in two variants, the KNV Cube and KNV Arc. Each housing can be combined seamlessly to provide massive fixture design options, and at Starlite the components formed a complete ring. On the main stage, each LD was able to choose their own configuration from the 14 x JDC1 provided, while on the DJ’s stage six further JDC1 were situated in the centre and were put to use in all the scheduled shows. Meanwhile the KNV’s were configured in a snake shape and were used at the sides of both stages. The DJ stage was to ‘warm up’ people before the main concert and to keep them warmed up again afterwards — until 5 am, when the main stage was playing live music the DJs stopped.  José underlined the problems faced by the production crews. “The real challenge is that the stage is in an old stone quarry, and the stage has to be built from the back to the front.” But he says it was well worthwhile, reporting that he received many positive comments after the event from different LDs about the GLP fixtures. “Nevertheless, the best comment was from Ilusovi themselves, saying ‘Once the festival is finished we need to sit down and talk’ for the next coming shows. “This is one of the most important players in Europe for Latin singers, and if they have our product in their portfolio, LD will use them in their riders. We would like to thank both the owners, José Manuel Jiménez and Andrés Ibáñez for the opportunity.”
2018-10-15

GLP JDC1 and KNV populate 50-day Starlite Festival

Unique cultural event takes place in a former Marbella quarry

Videos

GLP LDI 2018

GLP LDI 2018

Come and join us for a tour on our booth on LDI 2018
impression FR1 Featurevideo EN

impression FR1 Featurevideo EN

The new GLP impression FR1 is the latest compact LED moving head which offers a soft pencil beam and super fast movement and continuous pan rotation for amazing 3D multi beam designs.
impression FR1 Featurevideo DE

impression FR1 Featurevideo DE

Der GLP impression FR1 ist eines der kompaktesten aktuellen Moving-Heads und bietet ein neues Benchmark an Vielseitigkeit und Qualität. Ausgestattet mit einer einzigen, leistungsstarken, homogenisierten 60-Watt-RGBW-LED, erreicht der impression FR1 eine Farbmischung auf Basis eines breiten Spektrum...

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