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2007 A.C. North Tradeshow Attracts Top Name Guest Speakers for Seminars

3rd April 2007

This year's A.C. Lighting North Tradeshow (1st/2nd May) will again be providing visitors with exclusive access to a range of top name guest speaker seminars.

A popular feature of the tradeshow, the seminars provide a unique opportunity to discuss high profile entertainment projects and hot industry topics with some of the leading experts and practitioners helping to shape the future of the entertainment technology market. Seminars confirmed so far include:

Bernie Davis, LD - Look Out - Here Come The Vidiots!
Bernie Davis is a Television Lighting Designer whose interests have led his career into the cross-over between stage lighting and television lighting. As well as designing a range of shows from The Royal Variety Performance to Royal Weddings and The BBC Proms, he has worked on the recording of many stage productions for television transmission including the recent BBC broadcast of Wagner's Ring Cycle recorded at Covent Garden. This presentation explores the difference in lighting techniques used for stage and TV.

Mats Karlsson, Barco - Video is here... to stay!
Regardless of your position and association; production company, manufacturer, dealer, consultant; video will have a significant and lasting impact on your future business. You might find this exciting or intimidating, troublesome or the best thing that has happened in years. Mats Karlsson, product manager for creative light imaging at Barco will present his personal and highly opinionated view on how video will change the lighting industry.

Andy Lenthall, PSA - Selling off the airwaves & other production news
An update on Production issues from the viewpoint of the PSA. This will of course include the latest on developments with Ofcom's Digital Dividend Review. With the consultation on Ofcom's first proposal complete, they are promising further discussion with PMSE users on proposals for protecting our access to spectrum for radio microphones and in-ear monitors.

Other topics will include research into just how much noise we are exposing workers to, HSE research into work at height and the progress of the PSA's Safety Passport Scheme for our industry.

Andy Doig, LD - Lighting the 15th Asian Games in Doha
A guide through the Lighting Design for the 15th Asian Games in Doha 2006, an event with over 1500 fixtures. This presentation will focus on design and conception, human resources, 3D design and renderings, networking and control, product choice, media servers, structural design and set electrics, LED screens and projection.

The full list of seminars, dates and times will be confirmed during April.

Additional new products confirmed for the show include Avolites' Pearl Expert powerful 'hands on' lighting console; Selecon's Toru 4°-8° long throw followspot; Shure's Microflex mini gooseneck, boundary type and multi-element microphones in wired and wireless formats; QSC's HPR122i powered loudspeaker, Acoustic Design Series AD-S32 full range surface mount speaker, AD-C42T ceiling speaker and AD-C8iT-W ceiling subwoofer, and SC28 Digital System Controller.

Show admission is free for registered industry visitors and includes entry to the seminars and free buffet lunch.