By Bruce Schwartz (Entertainment Lighting Manager)
On 6 September Ellis Park hosted the inaugural I Heart Joburg Music Festival - an uninterrupted 12-hour musical explosion dedicated to the extraordinary city of Johannesburg. The festival delivered one of the biggest entertainment line-ups to hit our shores, or should that be mine-dumps, and boy did the energetic music-lovers of Jozi rock the magnificent stadium of Ellis Park.
Electrosonic SA’s Suren Lutchman (Entertainment Lighting Technical Sales & Support) recently went on a Martin Professional training trip to Denmark and the Czech Republic. This is what he had to say.
The week began on Monday 8 September at Martin Professional’s HQ in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city and the country’s main port. There were attendees from all over Europe as well as from Japan and Singapore. The day’s training session kicked off with an introductory talk by Henrik Christensen, the new manager for Martin’s service team, which consists of eight people. Henrik mentioned that in the future Martin will focus more on training, and I discussed with him the possibility of getting some of his trainers to come out to South Africa.
By Renier Smit (Entertainment Lighting – CM Product Manager)
Electric Chain Hoists, or, ‘motors’ as they're commonly called in the entertainment industry, are used for lifting and securing overhead truss systems, lighting arrays and speaker clusters. The CM Lodestar electric chain hoist is recognised worldwide as the industry workhorse.
(By Jesse Dullabh (Entertainment Lighting - Technical and Controller support)
EFC, the Extreme Fighting Championship, is the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion in Africa. Over one hundred of the continent’s toughest MMA athletes are exclusively contracted to EFC. These fighters fight out of countries from all over Africa, among others South Africa, D.R.C., Angola, Nigeria and Egypt.