XL Video Supplies Video at Center of the Fringe

by Jacob Coakley
 ‘After The Rainfall’ by Curious Directive, XL supplied specialist vertical projection onto the stage floor of the Pleasance King Dome

 


‘After The Rainfall’ by Curious Directive, XL supplied specialist vertical projection onto the stage floor of the Pleasance King Dome

XL Video doubled down on its participation at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Ed Cooper and a team of four supplied twice as much gear to various venues across the Fringe, and XL Video was again the main sponsor of the Pleasance Theatre. They also supplied video for the Assembly Theatre, the Underbelly and the Gilded Balloon. In addition to gear in the theare, they supplied large-format projector for building projections in the Pleasance Courtyard. One system was a decorative projection pixel-mapped on the distinctive corner turret of the Courtyard, produced by Pleasance’s Theo Davies. The other projection was on the walkway corridor in the Courtyard and displayed info. The other site was a walkway corridor linking the two elements of the Pleasance Courtyard, which provided info about daily events. It was projected using a Christie Roadster, with content stored on a Mac and played back via QLab software to allow for up-to-the-minute announcements and changes. A slideshow of pics of the video throughout the Fringe is below.

XL Video Supplies Video Gear for the Olivier Awards

by Jacob Coakley
Hosts Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville in front of video gear supplied by XL Video at the 2013 Olivier awards

 


Hosts Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville in front of video gear supplied by XL Video at the 2013 Olivier awards

XL Video supplied the video equipment for the 2013 Olivier Awards (the U.K. awards that honor the best of British theatre) and sponsored the Olivier Award for Best Set Design. XL supplied the center-stage LED screen, built from 84 Pixled FX-11 tiles, two side screens made up of 5 x 6 tiles and 5 x 8 Pixled panels in portrait mode. XL Video also supplied scenic LED for the band risers in the form of Barco MiStrips as well as video for the live outside broadcast site in Covent Garden Piazza. Full details about the kit and the video set up after the jump.

Yahama Helps Students at USITT’s SoundLab Gain Audio Experience

by Jacob Coakley

Held every other year, the SoundLab at USITT offers students a chance to get hands-on time with high-end gear and mix on larger systems that they wouldn’t regularly have the opportunity to mix with. This year, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems made a key contribution to the SoundLab when they supplied three CL5 consoles (two at FOH, one for monitors), and a CL1 (at FOH to handle special events requirements). The whole system was connected via Dante and included Yamaha Rio boxes onstage for inputs and outputs to the mains. Additionally, Yamaha supplied industry veterans to mentor the students, including Buford Jones, Jim Van Bergen and Kevin Kimmel.

Yale Rep Receives $950,000 From Robina Foundation to Support Yale Center for New Theatre

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, CT—Yale Repertory Theatre has received a $950,000 gift from the Robina Foundation in support of the Yale Center for New Theatre. This gift is an addition to the Foundation’s 2008 gift of $2.85 million, which established the Yale Center for New Theatre, and extends Robina’s support of the Center’s activities through June 2012. The Yale Center for New Theatre is an integrated, artist-driven initiative to support the creation of new plays and musicals for the American stage through residencies, readings, workshops and full productions. A key component of the Center’s work is the support of productions of Yale-commissioned works at theatres other than Yale Rep—over the next four years, more than $600,000 will be committed to this project. The Yale Center for New Theatre also facilitates playwrights’ and composers’ residencies as lecturers at the School of Drama. The Center is overseen by Artistic Director James Bundy and Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Kiger, director of Yale Repertory Theatre’s new play program.

Yale School of Drama and School of Music Join Forces for Institute for Music Theatre

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale School of Drama (Dean, James Bundy) and Yale School of Music (Dean, Robert Blocker) have joined forces to create the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, which exists to identify distinctive and original music theatre works by emerging writers and composers, and to serve those writers by matching them with collaborators who can help them further develop their work in an un-pressured workshop setting.

Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Receive $2.85 Million Donation

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre have announced a $2.85 million gift from the Robina Foundation to establish the Yale Center for New Theatre. Through the Yale Center for New Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre will substantially increase its annual commissions of new plays and musicals, and support these commissions through all stages of artist-driven development, including residencies, readings, workshops, and full productions.

Yale School of Drama Appoints Associate Dean

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale School of Drama Dean James Bundy and Yale University Provost Peter Salovey have announced the appointment of Joan Channick as associate dean of Yale School of Drama, effective Feb. 1, 2009.  Reporting to the Dean and Deputy Dean of the School of Drama, Channick will participate in planning and management, with particular focus on student life, from recruiting and financial aid to professional development and postgraduate placement.

Yamaha 01V96i Small Format Mixer

by Jacob Coakley
The Yamaha 01V96i

The Yamaha 01V96i
Slated for introduction at Winter NAMM 2012, Yamaha’s 01V96i digital mixer offers USB 2.0 connectivity, new multi-track recording features and improved sound quality. The 01V96i features easy multi-track live recording at precise 96kHz with 16 in/16 out USB audio streaming. It includes single-cable Digital Audio Workstation integration and comes with Cubase AI6 built-in, and is completely compatible with ProTools, Logic, Performer and Studio One.

Yamaha Announces CL v2.0 Software for CL Digital Audio Consoles

by Jacob Coakley

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced Version 2.0 of the Yamaha CL Series of digital audio consoles This major software update for the consoles includes enhancements for sound reinforcement applications as well as mix-minus capabilities for the broadcast market, broadening the range of applications where CL Series performance can be advantageous. Another significant enhancement in v2.0 is discovery and head amp control for the compact QL Series consoles, also launched today, that inherits CL Series features and performance. A QL console can function as both monitor mixer and I/O rack, for example, while a front-of-house CL console can remotely control the head amp gain of the QL console’s I/O.