SugarCity, located in Halfweg a small industrial town half way between Amsterdam and Haarlem in North Holland, is the newly sort-after venue for Corporate events such as product launches, TV shows and photoshoots. It also hosts a network setup with the Visual Productions’ QuadCores, B-Stations and DIN rail DMX Splitters for control of the venues ambient lighting.
SugarCity uses the 1919 built Central Sugar Company factory. This industrial interior lends itself perfectly to the multi-venue usage, yet when unlit this steal interior was not easy to envisage as a rental location to top corporate clients. Bazelmans AVR were asked to design and instal a permanent ambient lighting design for the venue. This should be capable of local easy control for the venue managers to select when showing prospect customers around. The venue also required that any additional lighting gear bought in by Bazelmans AVR and other technical companies, for the events should be able to connect to the same network with control either by an outsourced desk or integration with the permanent instal solution.
Denise Schimmel, Director of SugarCity Events has chosen Bazelmans AVR for their years of experience in the lighting industry. Bazelmans AVR understood the wishes of SugarCity Events and saw the importance of a lightning design to express the industrial features of the old Sugar Factory. Dennie Tenniglo, Accountmanager at Bazelmans AVR, brought Roel van Gisbergen in on the project to design and instal the venues ambient lighting.
The 3 x QuadCores that van Gisbergen selected are set up in a network with a softpatch to the ELC nodes and 3 x B-Stations for end-user control. The venues lighting is divided into 3 areas, or zones, which can be easily handled in the QuadCore interface. 570 Quadcolors from Dutch manufacturer CLF are used to provide stylish up and downlighting throughout the venue. The DMX signal for these fixtures is boosted and divided around the venue by 12 of the Visual Productions DIN Rail DMX Splitters.
Van Gisbergen programmed the lighting states with CueluxPro, “uploading” them into the QuadCore.
The B-Stations have been programmed to allow for two separate scenarios:
1 The actions were programmed to enable the B-Station to provide On/Off, and a large selection of preset colour states.
2 When over-ridden by an external desk the B-Stations can also be used to control the up and down intensity of all the venue lighting.
Van Gisbergen set up the entire system so that the fixtures can also be controlled either with a simple 20 channel desk or with a larger desk which then can take control of all of the +1500 individual channels.
TV shows such as the Voice of Holland are being recorded in the venue. The typical desk of choice for Bazelmans AVR is GrandMA2 which can just be plugged straight into the QuadCore network in order to take control of the ambient lighting during a live show. Tenniglo says of the B-Station that he was really pleased with how very user friendly and robust this device is: perfect for such a venue. Van Gisbergen was pleased with the versatility of the QuadCore and complimentary of the eventual ease of programming the QuadCore and B-Station to provide the venue with this perfect flexible solution.
For further imagines of this venue please visit the gallery.
Zoë Castle and Maarten Donath will be joining UK distributor Qeytek for PLASA Focus EU in Leeds this month. Qeytek and Visual Productions invite you to the stand based in the New Dock Hall, Stand N-B22. Cuety, QuadCore, CueCore etc. will all be available for you to try out and discuss how they could be used to compliment your future work.
Visual Productions are exhibiting during ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt this April.
You can visit the booth located in Hall 3.0 D66.
Please book a meeting to see the latest releases of our software and the new firmware updates for the Core family of products.
Also on show will be the new CueCore2 (available within 2016-Q2) and the custom designed RDMSplitter. It is a DIN Rail DMX splitter with RDM and 6 optically isolated outputs. This will be available end 2016-Q3.
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!
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:
For your free entry to the show please register here:CUE Free registration
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
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.
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.