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ISE Hall 10-R114

Wednesday 27. of January 2016

Zoë Castle and Maarten Donath will be hosting the stand of Visual Productions, Hall 10-R114, during ISE in Amsterdam from 9-12 February.

 

To gain entry to ISE please use this code: 913358

 

You are welcome to contact us to reserve a meeting time to see the latest technologies from Visual Productions.  Please email us and include your contact details and preferred day and time to meet.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

www.iseurope.com

CUE2016: Rotterdam, NL

Wednesday 06. of January 2016

Visual Productions' Sales Team, Zoe Castle and Maarten Donath, will be taking the QuadCore and LPU-2 to CUE2016 expo in Rotterdam this month.

The complete range of Solid-State hardware and multi-protocol software controllers will be available for the team to demonstrate on the stand of Dutch distributor Full AVL Distribution : Stand # 500

We look forward to seeing you during the show, if you wish to reserve a specific meeting time please contact me directly:

Email Zoe

For your free entry to the show please register here:CUE Free registration

Happy Christmas

Tuesday 15. of December 2015

Thank you very much for your continued support of and interest in our lighting control products during 2015. We look forward to working with you again in 2016!

It has been a busy year for us with the launch of 3 new products and moving office. The Cuety App with the LPU-1 & LPU-2 hardware has been extremely well received on the DJ/LJ and Instal markets respectively. With availability of the new QuadCore in September it has straight away been used in some very nice applications from fixed installations in Dubai to theme parks in Netherlands.

We wish you a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for a good and busy 2016!

Thank you and greetings from the Visual Productions Team!

Zoe, Maarten, Julien, Maarten, Jurrien, Thijs, Michael & Andreea

Amsterdam Light Festival 2015 - 2016

Monday 30. of November 2015

With the opening of the Amsterdam Light Festival at the weekend Visual Productions would like to wish the team and artists the best of luck with this years festival.

This year, the 55-day festival is dedicated to the theme 'Friendship' and can be visited from 28 November 2015 to 17 January 2016!  For the 4th year in a row Visual Productions are proud to supply their Solid-State lighting control solutions for use by artisits during the festival.

Amongst some of the exhibits controlled by Visual Productions' QuadCore and Cuety LPUs is LightWave, which is part of the Water Colors route,  installed and programmed with QuadCores by Jeffrey Steenberger from Rapenburgplaza in Amsterdam.  From the 10th of December also works in the Illuminade will be controlled with Visual Productions controllers, including Melody Dots 21 by German based Japanese born Artist Yoko Seyama, which makes good use of the Cuety and LPU-1.

 

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.

www.lichtpunt.nl

www.prinsenhof-delft.nl

 

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."

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