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CueCores control Kijk: Jan Schoonhoven exhibition

Thursday 26. of November 2015

The prestigious Prinsenhof Museum in the Dutch city of Delft, recently opened it's doors to an enlightening exhibition, "Kijk",  celebrating the work of Dutch artist Jan Schoonhoven.  During the 1950's and 1960's Schoonhoven's work explored the effect of light and shadow on self formed materials.

Frank Hulsebosch is the lighting designer of the exhibition. He has applied dynamic lighting in two places. Hulsebosch got Dutch based company, Lichtpunt, to provide the lighting installation for this exhibition.  Lichtpunts Sander Bloem carried out the installation using 2 of the Dutch manufacturer, Visual Productions' solid-state CueCores for control.

Bloem installed two setups in answer to the brief to demonstrate Schoonhoven's work.  One setup is in a light simulator using 4 ETC Source Four LED mini profiles focused on a mock-up of his work.  The fixtures are programmed with the CueCore.  He programmed, using the onboard command-line programmer, 5 cues switching the fixtures at different angles across 4 "zones" of the mock-up in 9 second fades.  Each "zone" stays lit for 5 seconds before taking the viewers attention to the next area. The cues are triggered, via the schedular, in the Action editor of the CueCore.

In the second set-up Schoonhoven's original art is hung and lit in the gallery. 24 CLS Focus LED fixtures are used.  These are each individually controlled via DMX with the CueCore.  In this install the CueCore is programmed with 2 cues with a 4 second fade between each.  These are scheduled to run in a slow moving sequence lasting 1 minute.  In this way Hulsebosch has designed the lights to fade across the angles of the work.  This is so subtle that the viewer only realises the transition when the cycle starts again.

Bloem states "The realisation of Hulsebosh's design was made easy with the implementation of the CueCores."  A regular user of the Visual Productions control solutions Bloem says " yet again I was able to program an instal in a fast, fluid and reliable manner with the use of these two CueCores.  The fact that they are solid-state gives the museum trust in the setup which they activate on "power-up" in the museum each day."  The exhibition visitors get to experience how the light effects the angles formed in the relief works of Schoonhoven, thus seeing and understanding the subtleties and beauty of his work.


Job offer: Graphic Designer (parttime)

Thursday 29. of October 2015

Visual Productions is looking for a talented graphic designer to support our engineering and marketing team. As our graphic designer you will become responsible for designing our website and social-media pages, as well as designing our printed materials like brochures, manuals, datasheets and packaging.

You will also join our product development by designing skin elements for our software GUIs that are used by lighting technicians world-wide.

Experience with the Adobe suite is required.

From our Haarlem based office we offer a part-time job with good conditions. Please contact mr. Maarten Engels for more details.

Job offer: Software Engineer (fulltime)

Sunday 18. of October 2015

Visual Productions is looking for a bright software engineer to help build the best control software in the lighting industry. You will be working in a small team of software and electronic engineers. You will develop embedded software and/or platform-agnostic software applications for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android. The systems you are working on will be deployed in clubs, venues, museums and theme parcs all over the world.

Our technologies cover:

  • C++ cross-platform applications
  • ARM based real-time embedded systems
  • Embedded Linux
  • Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485 protocols
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, JSON, XML


From our Haarlem based office we offer a full-time job with good conditions. Please contact mr. Maarten Engels for more details.

Belgium: FACE installs Cuelux for event venue

Wednesday 14. of October 2015

Multi purpose event location Eskapade in Kapellen recently invested in a brand new audio and lighting system.

Eskapade is a multi functional event venue, located in Kapellen near Antwerp.

The venue is primarily used as a location for parties, performances and local events and has a flexible character, meaning it's equally suitable to host a presentation, a concert, or a party with a DJ.

With this vision in mind, the Community of Kapellen's Department of Youth, opted to upgrade their entire sound and lighting system and called upon Visual Productions' Belgium distrbutor, FACE for the job.

Jeroen Willems - FACE Account manager explains: "We wanted to keep the flexibility of the venue while providing them with a great sounding system and a lighting solution which is very straightforward to operate but still powerful enough to create an attractive visual experience. With the new setup we've successfully done just that.

Visually we expanded the existing lighting system, to created a more immersive experience; Both the stage and DJ Booth are brought to life by 6 Oxo 18MB LED washes.

The combination of the existing and new  fixtures allow operators to create dynamic colour effects and vary between the respectively wide and narrow beams of the fixtures.

The light setup is plugged into a new Oxo DMX splitter and for control we run Visual Production's Cuelux on a touch computer.

Cuelux has a super friendly interface, so basic users can select presets to instantly change the room's look and feel, while more advanced operators still have the freedom to create dynamic visual experiences.

Although we've swapped the venue's mobile rig, for a fixed installation, we were able to maintain the room's flexible character.

They can continue to host events of various sizes, whether it's a party, presentation, or live performance. We look forward to seeing some great events there."

LDI 2015, Las Vegas Booth #1068

Tuesday 13. of October 2015

Zoe Castle and Maarten Donath are busy booking meetings for booth #1068 at LDI Show in Las Vegas next week.

If you are visiting LDI and would like to reserve time to meet with them then please send an email with your full contact details and preferred day and time to meet.

There will be on show range of cross-platform software such as Cuelux, solid-state hardware including the new QuadCore and of course the Cuety App with hardware options for both entertainment and installation lighting control.

We look forward to welcoming you on our booth #1068!

MSD has monthly control with a CueCore, NL

Thursday 24. of September 2015

MSD is a Dutch manufacturer of key pharmaceuticals, based in Oss in the south of the Netherlands. Earlier this year MSD had an artwork presented to them in honour of their contribution to the pharmaceutical industry with the development of the contraceptive pill.  The artwork resembles a packet of contraceptive pills and is controlled by a CueCore.

The artwork was designed by Dutch artist Sjef Hoogstede. The design company Ontwerpbureau Artron were responsible for the realisation of the artwork.  They commissioned Dutch distributor, Full AVL to supply and program the lighting control.  The CueCore was deployed utilising the internal clock and calendar to mimic the "female cycle" seen in a packet of contraceptive pills.  Each day another pill is removed / unlit.  In addition to the "monthly cycle", on festive days themed lighting is recalled, such as for Liberation day the pills are programmed with a red, white and blue animation.


Summer closure: limited support

Monday 20. of July 2015

Visual Productions will be closed for the summer from Monday 27 July. Normal service resumes on Monday 10 August.

During this time support will be via the forum only and may have a slight delay. We hope that this does not cause you too much inconvenience.

Support should also be available to you from where you purchased our products; the majority of our distributors remain open during this period.

Thank you for your support and business and we wish you a fun, warm, relaxing and of course busy summer!

Greetings Zoe, Maarten, Jurrien, Julien, Maarten & Thijs

Plasa Focus Leeds 2015

Saturday 09. of May 2015

Visual Productions will join Qeytek at the Plasa Focus tradeshow in Leeds (UK). The booth of our UK distributor Qeytek is number R-C04. Plasa Focus takes place during May 12-13 2015 in the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

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