The changing landscape of live entertainment: Immersive experiences

By Andrew Gordon 2. November 2019

From extended reality to interactive technologies, immersive experiences have taken over the live entertainment industry. Using technology as a medium and art as technology, these experiences encapsulate modern expression while pushing the boundaries of our imagination, writes Andrew Gordon, automtd andrew

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Temaer: entertainment technology, creative, live entertainment industry

The technologies that are changing entertainment… and us

By Anna Robb 2. May 2019

 

Entertainment is evolving as fast as technology and we in the business should be on our toes. The way that people communicate, tell stories, share information, seek and find entertainment is evolving. Anna Robb at TheatreArtLife looks at how technology is changing entertainment and what we perceive entertainment to be.

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Temaer: entertainment technology, AI, live entertainment industry, VR

Why AV designs should be for the user experience – and how to do it

By Craig MacCormack, Commercial Integrator 15. February 2019

We’ve heard a lot about AV integrators and experience in the past few years, even more so since industry association InfoComm International rebranded itself as the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). The truth is most integrators have been doing user experience-based AV designs for years.

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Temaer: design thinking, audience engagement, avixa, visitor experience, entertainment technology, content

Interview: Stephan Mazurek on projection design in the theater

By Jacquie McHale 9. February 2019

If you're a regular theater-goer in the Chicago area, chances are you've seen Stephan Mazurek's projection designs on the stage. He also regularly works on productions in New York and elsewhere in the US. We talked to this multi-talented storyteller – photographer, projection designer, explorer, and documentary film-maker – about recent theater projects, workflow and highlights. Read on…

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Temaer: visitor experience, entertainment technology, inspiration, projection design

Top 10 News&Views blogs 2018

By Jacquie McHale 4. January 2019

We're looking ahead to a great 2019 with a round-up of ten of our most popular blog posts from 2018. From 4K, SDI explained, to mapping, content management and time-management, we hope you'll enjoy catching up on posts you may have missed.

Interested in writing for our blog in 2019? If you'd like to share a story, ideas or your experience from the AV industry, we'd love to hear from you! Email News&Views

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Temaer: SDI, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, content, tradeshows, creative, blacktrax, projection design, 4K, time management, account management

Tech Check: BlackTrax Real-Time Motion Tracking

By Igor Silva 20. September 2018

This week we take a look at real-time motion tracking and, more specifically, BlackTrax. We asked Igor Silva from manufacturer CAST for a quick rundown of the system and the overall benefits of the technology. 

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Temaer: wow-factor, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, creative, tracking, blacktrax

Interview: Piotr Majewski on events, challenges and creativity

By Jacquie McHale 6. September 2018

This week we're talking to Piotr Majewski, co-founder of MOOV, a multi-disciplinary design and production house. The award-winning Poznan-based studio prides itself on its mix of creative and engineering talent, designing innovative solutions for everything from conference setups, to cultural experiences, to complex events for global brands. So what goes into making a successful event and why is smart thinking the way forward?

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Temaer: wow-factor, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, creative

Interview: Events, highlights & planning, UAE

By Jacquie McHale 9. August 2018

Terry Miranda is the CEO and creative lead at UAE-based Lighthouse Productions. Originally specialising in lighting design, the company has evolved to become one of the region's leading production design companies, offering turnkey event solutions on a giant scale. We talked to Terry about recent projects, lighting design and the key to a great event.

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Temaer: wow-factor, visitor experience, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, inspiration, uae

Interview: Event challenges, highlights & planning

By Jacquie McHale 26. July 2018

A visual technologist and entertainment designer, Lalindra Amarasekara is dedicated to delivering remarkable experiences to audiences. As the co-founder of award-winning Cyber Illusions (Pvt) Ltd, he has been involved in many high-profile events both in both Sri Lanka and abroad. We touched base with Lalindra to talk about events – recent highlights, planning tips and biggest challenges to date. Read on…

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Temaer: wow-factor, visitor experience, entertainment technology, essentials, video pro, mapping, inspiration

Content management for media servers: What, why and how?

By Johannes-Christian "Jochri" Michel 5. July 2018

People often ask me what I’m doing when they see me sitting on the left or right of one (or up to three) WATCHOUT operators. “Me? I’m the content manager. Just give me your data and I’ll deal with it,” I usually reply. Judging by the number of blank looks I receive, the concept of content management is not as clear-cut as you might think. Here’s a brief look at what we do, why, and how content management could make your next production even smoother!

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Temaer: corporate event, wow-factor, video, format, entertainment technology, video pro, content, management

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This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90´s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. 

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