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Creative Works London delivers immersive and spectacular visuals to Guns N Roses North American Tour using disguise and Unreal Posted: 05/03/2020
Creative Works London delivers immersive and spectacular visuals to Guns N and rsquo; Roses North American Tour using disguise and Unreal

When Guns N’ Roses’ successful ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour switched to disguise for its North American leg, it opened up new creative possibilities to enhance the already visually spectacular rock show.

The tour wrapped last November with two shows at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The three-year world tour played 158 concerts selling more than 5 million tickets and grossing $584 million. The ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour that started in 2016 marked the first time that Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan played together since 1993. Screenworks-NEP Live Events was the disguise rental partner for the tour.

Jeremy Leeor, Managing Director and Dan Potter, Creative Director, at disguise studio Creative Works London, coordinated the creation, execution and delivery of the Ghostrain and traditional show walk-in opening sequence using the new disguise and Unreal integration, currently going through Beta testing.

"A lot of what we created for the Guns’ tour visuals was built similarly to the way triple-A game assets are made using highly creative and flexible 3D tools like Cinema 4D, ZBrush, 3Ds Max and Substance Painter to create high-quality assets that can then be moved into real-time render engines like Unreal Engine,” explains Dan. “This is how we’ve always done it, and it makes a lot of our content stand out for its depth, texture and richness."

He points out that, “the rendering process on any project, in a conventional sense, presents many render engine and creative compositing options, and is central to how we achieve the diverse range of visual styles in our work. With the introduction of real-time render engines, you’re shifting the focal points of stages when you are developing a look to different points in the project timeline. This can be quite liberating if you’re working on something that plays to the strengths of the look you want to achieve and using the right tools to do it."

Tags: Guns N Roses | disguise | Creative Works | LED screens | Unreal | 3D | Cinema 4D | ZBrush | 3Ds Max | NEP Live Events | concert touring | Bubble Agency
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XL Video On Screen with BBC Wales General Election Coverage Posted: 10/06/2015
XL Video On Screen with BBC Wales General Election Coverage

Working with BBC Election Project and Engineering Manager, Tony Cahalane and Production Designer, David Marson, XL Video supplied high resolution LED screens, plus scenic curved LED and Barco screen management systems for BBC Cymru Wales and S4Cs coverage of the 2015 General Election.

Tags: XL Video | BBC | LED | screens | Barco | Cymru | SC4 | Unilumin | PiP
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XL Video Supplies TV Studio Setup for GSMAs Mobile World Live TV Posted: 01/04/2015
XL Video Supplies TV Studio Setup for GSMAs Mobile World Live TV

Every year tens of thousands of visitors visit the GSMA Mobile World Congress, widely considered the must-attend event in the mobile industry calendar.  To ensure all of the news from across the show is shared daily, the GSMA created Mobile World Live TV (MWL TV).

Tags: XL Video | GSMA Mobile World Congress | HD cameras | LED screens | PPU | keynote
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Wicreations Moves Massive LED Screens for Fall of the Wall Celebrations in Berlin Posted: 15/11/2014
Wicreations Moves Massive LED Screens for Fall of the Wall Celebrations in Berlin

Belgian based WIcreations applied their unique mix of engineering wizardry and ingenuity to design a custom tracking system that moved six giant columns of LED screen over 70 metres for the massive event in front of Berlins historic Brandenburg Gate to celebrate 25 Years since the Fall of the Wall.

Tags: WIcreations | Berlin Wall | Brandenburg Gate | LED screens | WI-Tower | trussing | drive units | automation | track | Kinesys
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XL Video and Il Divo Affair Continues Posted: 28/10/2014
XL Video and Il Divo Affair Continues

XL Video, the UKs leading live music video production specialist, is supplying LED screens, and IMAG projection system and camera / PPU for the continuing Il Divo A Musical Affair tour, now on its final leg through the UK and Europe.

The tours video elements are being co-ordinated on the road by Stuart Merser of Vis- -Vis Video who designed the touring screen and visual concept, is directing the camera mix and also produced all the playback content together with James Cooksey from Basic Monkey and Ben Mason at Red Dog.

Tags: XL Video | Il Divo | Pixled F-11 | IMAG | PPU | Catalyst Media Server | LED | screens
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XL Video Towers Above for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 World Premiere Posted: 09/05/2014
XL Video Towers Above for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 World Premiere

Londons Leicester Square was chosen as the venue for the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the latest instalment of the Marvel Comics franchise from Columbia Pictures.

Tags: XL Video | MC-& LED | screens | Catalyst Media Server | Premiere | Spider-Man 2

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XL Video Supplies The BRITs 2013 Posted: 26/03/2013
XL Video Supplies The BRITs 2013

 

XL Video supplied LED screens, projection, camera, PPU and screen management system for The BRIT Awards 2013 with MasterCard, staged at Londons O2 Arena and presented by James Corden.

Tags: XL Video | The Brits | projections | LED screens | Pixled-FX -11 | PPU | projection | LED screens
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HSL Supplies Lighting for Popular Googoosh Music Academy TV Series Posted: 25/03/2013
HSL Supplies Lighting for Popular Googoosh Music Academy TV Series

Leading UK lighting and visuals rental company HSL is supplying all lighting equipment to the current series of the Googoosh Music Academy, which features a spectacular lighting design by Steffan Jones.

The show, produced by Manoto TV is recorded in Capital Studios, Wandsworth, south London and broadcast on primetime via the Marjan Television Network. It is a massively popular voice competition - Up to 1.3 million public votes have been cast per show - inspired by Iranian pop superstar Googoosh, who is also one of the three judges. The judges act as mentors for the ten finalists appearing in the TV series, all aspiring Iranian singers selected from hundreds of hopefuls.

Tags: HSL | lighting | Googoosh Music Academy | Manoto TV | Capital Studios | Vari*Lite | ETC Source Fours | LED screens | Robe | ROBIN LEDWash
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XL Events scores Hat Trick with Eventia Award for Best Technical Supplier Posted: 18/12/2012
XL Events scores Hat Trick with Eventia Award for Best Technical Supplier

XL Events was delighted to receive the Gold Award for Technical Supplier Of The Year for the third consecutive year at the event industrys biggest awards ceremony.

Held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, the Eventia Awards 2012 gathered together the biggest names in event production to celebrate another hugely successful year.

Tags: XL Events | Eventia Awards | Technical Supplier | LED | screens | projection | cameras | XL Video
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AC-ET Appointed as Exclusive UK LedGo Distributor Posted: 21/11/2012
AC-ET Appointed as Exclusive UK LedGo Distributor

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.s Video division have been officially appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for LedGos range of modular LED video solutions, recently unveiling the innovative product range on the companys stand at PLASA 2012.

Tags: LedGo | AC-ET | LED Screens | video
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AC-ET Appointed as Exclusive UK LedGo Distributor Posted: 21/11/2012
AC-ET Appointed as Exclusive UK LedGo Distributor

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.s Video division have been officially appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for LedGos range of modular LED video solutions, recently unveiling the innovative product range on the companys stand at PLASA 2012.

Tags: LedGo | AC-ET | LED Screens | video
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XL Video Steps Up To Stadiums with Coldplay Posted: 05/07/2012
XL Video Steps Up To Stadiums with Coldplay

XL Video continues to supply Coldplays phenomenal Mylo Xyloto (MX) world tour with LED screens, cameras / HD PPU, media servers and control plus crew, which has stepped up to play stadiums shows in the UK and Europe.

The expanded design features XL Videos brand new Pixled F-12 LED screen product. XL Video is the first company in the UK to take delivery of this impressively bright and clear surface.

Tags: XL Video | Coldplay | LED screens | HD PPU | Catalyst media servers | Pixled F-12 | IMAG
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XL Events Supplies the Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert Posted: 07/06/2012
XL Events Supplies the Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert

Responding to a commission from the shows Lighting Designer, Durham Marenghi, XL Events Project Manager, Steve Greetham, worked for several weeks to specify and supply equipment and crew, both for the stunning projection mapping onto Buckingham Palace, and the onstage wraparound LED screens and IMAG cameras for the concert stage. This was cleverly built around the Queen Victoria Monument in front of the Palace.

XL Events also provided the monitoring which was utilized by D3 Technologies for the video mapping and playback of video on the Palace. The animation was commissioned by Sam Pattinson, creative director for the projections, using content from a number of different animators.

XL Events also provided approximately 600 tiles of Pixled FX-11 LED which formed the large wraparound screen on the main crown-shaped concert stage.

The onstage provision was managed by Crew Chief, Graham Vinall, with the screens providing an essential part of the show for the public, both in the crowd and at home.

Steve Greetham comments : "XL Events is very proud to have played a part in this historic event. Working in Her Majesty's front garden presents some very unique challenges, and our crew more than rose to the occasion. The extremely positive reaction to our work is fantastic!"

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Tags: XL Events | Jubilee Concert | IMAG | Barco | Pixled | LED Screens | Sony | Panasonic | projection | video | cameras
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