CHAUVET DJ and TRUSST Provide Gear For Luminar Group¹s Lighting Technician of the Year Event

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SOUTHAMPTON, UK ­ The Luminar Group¹s Lighting Technician of the Year competition recognizes and celebrates excellence in the lighting profession. So it wasn¹t surprising that CHAUVET DJ and its sister company TRUSST were chosen to provide lighting and trussing for this prestigious event, which was held at Oceana in Southampton, one of the many popular clubs operated by the Luminar Group.

A group of five regional champions gathered at the award-winning club to vie for the prestigious title at the grand finale, which was hosted by Luminar¹s main man for all things DJ and Music, Al Mayfield. The talented five were the winners of a series of regional heats held at over 62 nightclubs owned by Luminar.

The finals were broken into two sections. In the first section, the finalists had to program and operate a lighting rig to a three-minute long pre-recorded musical sequence. Next, they were called upon to operate the same rig in the main room of the nightclub during a 15-minute slot on a busy Saturday night.

A specially designed contest rig, constructed from truss by Trusst, incorporated a combination of fixtures from CHAUVET DJ¹s popular Intimidator series of moving heads, including Intimidator Beam LED 350s, Intimidator Spot LED 350s and Intimidator Wash Zoom 350 IRCs. Added to this was an array of COLORband Pix-M fixtures that use DMX-controllable motors to sweep back and forth to create dynamic effects, and high-powered MegaStrobe FX12 lights. Completing the CHAUVET DJ package were Geyser RGB foggers, to provide vertical streams of illuminated fog, and Funfetti Shot confetti canons to add drama and pizzazz.

The panel of four judges included Steve Fisher, managing director of SF Leisure Europe Ltd. ³I was very impressed with the calibre of all the finalists. It was exciting to see them put their ideas together so quickly and professionally,² said Fisher. ³The second challenge provided them with an opportunity to really showcase their creative flair.²

The eventual winner was The Luminar Group¹s South West region finalist, Ian Burridge, from Oceana nightclub in Plymouth. Luminar¹s Ged Gorrie, Regional Director (South), and Tim Howard, Head of Marketing and Central Operations, presented Burridge with a stylish glass award, a CHAUVET DJ Geyser RGB and a trip to the Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, where he operated the lighting at the opening reception party.

CHAUVET DJ Invigorates Pro Mobile Conference

The recent UK Pro Mobile Conference gave DJs the opportunity to get together for two focused days of networking, learning and inspiration. CHAUVET DJ was a sponsor of the exclusive event and hosted a Break Out Room featuring a great selection of products including GigBAR IRC, MotionOrbEZpin and SlimBEAM Quad, plus Glo Totems and an Arch Kit from TRUSST.

Peter Merry, the Texas-based founder and CEO of the Wedding Entertainment Director’s Guild, was a Lead Keynote Speaker. To help demonstrate how DJs can celebritize their clients and ‘own the room’, he incorporated into his seminars CHAUVET DJ’s FlareCON Air, Freedom Par Tri-6Freedom Par Hex-4 and Intimidator Spot 355Z IRC fixtures.

CHAUVET DJ’s Funfetti Shot also packed a punch in an onstage demo session and for the delegate group photo shoot.

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Tah-Dah Productions Rocks Valentine’s Day with CHAUVET DJ

It was a sweetheart of a Valentine’s Day for Tah-Dah Productions.  In this gig log submitted by DJ Ryan, they headed to the Chico Women’s Club for a 80’s New Wave Prom and brought their arsenal of ChauvetDJ lighting fixtures to create a great light show for those who attended.

CHAUVET DJ Gear used:

(8) SlimPAR 56
(2) COLORstrip Mini FX
(2) COLORpallette
(2) Intimidator Spot LED 150
MotionDrape and Motion Facade
Swarm 5 FX
Hurricane Haze 2D
Obey 3, Obey 4 & Obey 70

 

2015 MOBILE BEAT Recap Video from SCE Event Group

Our friends at SCE Event Group put together this great video recap of the Mobile Beat 2015 experience.

This footage was captured & edited by Jeff Scott Gould of the SCE Event Group. Footage includes highlight footage of this incredible industry event at the Riviera, and the Havana Room at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, hosted by Bill Hermann, Jason Jones, Jeremy Brech, and Jason Jani.

Special thanks to the thousands of DJ professionals from around the world that supported and attended this industry event, the sponsors, and of course Mobile Beat Magazine.

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CHAUVET DJ Works Magic with Penn Jillette

LAS VEGAS – (For Immediate Release) – As the taller half of the superstar Las Vegas magic team of Penn & Teller, Penn Jillette is a master of illusion, but there was nothing chimerical about the magical lighting effects from CHAUVET DJ that illuminated his performance at the Mobile Beat Show.

DSCN0434Rather than “catching bullets,” escaping from helium bags or doing any of the other astounding and comedic tricks that have made him and his partner Raymond Teller world famous, Penn showed a more serious side to the Mobile Beat audience, recounting the journey that led him to become half of one of the longest running acts in Las Vegas history. Displaying the unique brand of humor that has made him beloved from Las Vegas to London, he shared his thoughts about music, magic and the lessons both hold for DJs.

Penn appeared as part of The Entertainment Experience at the Mobile Beat Show in Las DSCN0427Vegas on a stage that was illuminated exclusively by CHAUVET DJ fixtures, including 12 Intimidator Spot 355Z IRC moving spots, 15 Intimidator Wash Zoom 350 IRC moving fixtures, 4 Intimidator Wave IRC fixtures, two Scorpion Dual aerial effect lasers, 2 Geyser RGB foggers, 4 SlimPAR Hex 6 IRC LED pars and 2 Hurricane Haze 3D haze machines.

“It was an honor to have our lights on stage with this legend,” said Berenice Chauvet, vice president of Chauvet. “With the rich colors, rapid movements, sharp beams and intense output, our fixtures provided the right mix of elegance and excitement to the stage and contributed to this being a stellar event.”

CHAUVET DJ Lights Up The Entertainment Experience at Mobile Beat 2015!

This year’s Mobile Beat seminars were presented in a dynamic audio and visual environment called The Entertainment Experience, and it was all exclusively lit by CHAUVET DJ. Check out some cool images and experience the experience!
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CHAUVET DJ Booth Tour at Mobile Beat 2015!

Geoff gives a tour of our dynamic stand at Mobile Beat in Las Vegas. Geoff highlights a series of great products that make your DJ life easier and more valuable, such as the new Intimidator Wave IRC, the efficient SlimBEAM Quad IRC, ideal for uplighting, the EZgobo battery-powered, hand-held gobo projector, additional products from the EZ series like the EZpin, and more. Make sure you watch the entire video to see these lights in action and to find out more on our VIP Rewards program and the CHAUVET DJ Academy.

CHAUVET DJ Education at Mobile Beat 2015: Creating the Experience

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Presented live at Mobile Beat 2015, The Entertainment Experience Lighting Designer Jeremy Brech helps entertainers and event producers with gear and budgets of any size,achieve high impact lighting effects as seen in the Entertainment Experience at MBLV15. The acclaimed special event lighting designer and Wedding Entertainment Director demonstrates new and innovative ways to increase your value, sales and return on investment with creative lighting to amaze your clients.

 

On the Road: CHAUVET DJ at Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2015

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Going to Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2015? Be sure to catch The Entertainment Experience MBLV-logoexclusively lit by CHAUVET DJ! The EE is edu-tainment at its most spectacular and will change the way learning happens and seminars are presented at trade shows!

 

Jeremy Brech

CHAUVET DJ also presents “Creating the Experience” with Jeremy Brech, Monday, February 23rd at 5:30PM. Jeremy – Owner of DJ Jer Events & Lighting Design and a Wedding Entertainment Director – is also the Lighting Designer for The Entertainment Experience.  He will share ideas to create big effects with smaller budgets and fixtures. Then visit CHAUVET DJ and iDJ Now at booth #203 to learn more about the world class lighting products.

Click here for CHAUVET DJ’s Geoff Short video chat with Jeremy and The Entertainment Experience creators Bill Hermann and Jason Jones

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: The Value of Trade Shows from NAMM 2015

The Gig Lab goes to Anaheim, California for the NAMM 2015 to talk to industry experts John Young of Disc Jockey News, Ryan Burger of Mobile Beat Magazine, DJ Mikey Mike and CHAUVET DJ Senior Product Development Manager Allan Reiss about what trade shows like NAMM can mean to your DJ business.