10 Gift Ideas for the AV professional in your life

By Jacquie McHale 21. December 2018

Whether you’ll be spending the impending holidays relaxing with family, programming a show or working an event, you deserve that special gift!

We asked a bunch of AV pros what they’d most like for Christmas and here’s their top ten, together with some pretty solid motivations. 

Disclaimer: Gift ideas are listed in no particular order, are sometimes only loosely related to AV and range from low to BIG budget. 

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Temaer: mapping, wow-factor, inspiration, gift ideas

Five reasons to map a building

By Jacquie McHale 30. November 2018

To the average passer-by, it's a building. Maybe it's of architectural or historical interest, a landmark or even a workplace. You arrange to meet at it, you take a guided tour, or you simply drive past it without a thought. But to the lighting designer, the projection designer, the artist and the event company, every building facade is a potential canvas. This week we look at five reasons to map a building!

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, multi-display, wow-factor, inspiration

Five examples of creative booth design

By Jacquie McHale 11. October 2018

Ready for some trade show inspiration? This week we're highlighting five booths that grabbed the attention of busy visitors with their creative use of visual effects. Enjoy!

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, multi-display, wow-factor, inspiration, tradeshows

Get Inspired! Light & Mapping festivals around the world

By Jacquie McHale 30. August 2018

Light festivals have their roots in religious and cultural beliefs, as people celebrated the end of the darkest time of the year and the return of lighter, longer days. Nowadays, festivals are often synonymous with artistry on a grand scale, showcasing innovative lighting sculptures, contemporary music and stunning projection-mapping on architectural icons. As the nights draw in (at least here in Scandinavia), why not immerse yourself in the outdoor magic of a light festival and get inspired? 

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, wow-factor, inspiration, light festival

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

Five (more) examples of creative projection mapping

By Jacquie McHale 19. July 2018

More mapping… We've listed a further five applications showing how projection mapping can effectively transform just about anything, whether it’s spacecraft, signs, sports arenas or a 600 year-old landmark!

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, multi-display, wow-factor, inspiration

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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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