I’m out in Texas for two weeks with XL Video working on a car launch for invited guests. Details to follow… Taking the opportunity to explore new ground and take in a very cultured city with 2,500 ...

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After a problematic return from New York, fighting my way out of Heathrow back to Manchester, I’ve spent the past two nights at the Lowry Theatre in Salford for the filming of Greg Davies new DVD ‘The Back of my Mum’s Head’. Looking after two projectors and a pair of laptops while listening to new comedy, on home turf, has been a welcome break ...

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James is currently in New York City with XL Video on the film set for an big, upcoming movie. XL Video have been supplying a big section of FX11 LED screen as a lighting effect to the production on the request of the DoP. The advantages of the screen as a lighting effect include the flexibility of colour, intensity and the even location of light over a large area. ...

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This weekend I’m on home turf at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, working for XL Video to add some Versatubes to the venue for VisionQuest’s night. VisionQuest have a worldwide visual identity which involves Versatube arches down the room with custom content mapped to them. I was on site to help rig and dismantle the LED, and to be on standby with a ...

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Basic Monkey have supplied our laptop based Catalyst media server and Jands Vista lighting console to Lightech for a rather special private party in West Cheshire. The event, organised by Tent & Garden, demanded the best in lighting creativity for a marquee and so Lightech specified a ColorWeb HiRes backdrop. Behind this were Mac550 moving lights, LED fixtures ...

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James has been on site at Disneyland, Paris with XL Video for a European conference, produced by ADM Productions of New York. Along with operating the show using Barco Encore, James designed the video control system, providing schematics and patch information to XL Video and ADM. The system involved 6x projection outputs, each independently driven with access to 4x ...

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While working on the Bentley stand for their Flying Spur press launch, I thought I’d take the opportunity to have a look at some amazing new cars. Photos below… [Not a valid ...

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For this year’s Brit Awards, James worked with the team from XL Video, managed by Paul Wood and lead by Paul Maddock-Jones, to rig the many varieties of LED screen. James primarily worked on the massive 5m x 10m 6mm portrait screen, the Barco NX-6 pinball screen and the Lighthouse R7 side screens with Joe Makein and Jolyon Olivier. The screens: Pixled F11 ...

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US production company Cramer have put together Zurich Insurance’s conference in Madrid, with equipment and crew provided by XL Video. Basic Monkey provided James to XL as video technician to implement Nathan from Cramer’s system requirements. This was based around Barco ScreenPro IIs and various matrices, taking in sources from laptops, Turbos and a live ...

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Mission, Nokia’s marketing agency, came to ML Studio to create a spectacular launch party for the new Nokia Lumia 920 based on the concept “Don’t be afraid of the dark”. ML’s answer was to take a quiet London street and turn it into an immersive lighting, video and sound experience for the invited guests. Basic Monkey are very proud to ...

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