Vari-Lite Backstage

Backstage with Vari-Lite

Stories and pictures from "Vari-Lite Backstage" feature recent shows/tours that have used VARI*LITE® products. This list will be updated periodically...so check back to find out where we go backstage next. For information on how you can be included in Backstage, contact Bryan Matthews.


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IQ Unlimited Seminar

IQ Unlimited recently hosted a two-day seminar close to Zurich where they invited existing and new customers including Swiss rental companies, Theatres and Operas, TV, Cultural Centres and Concert Halls; as well as Designers and Operators. Coral Cooper conducted a technical training and gave hints on the maintenance of all VARI*LITE Luminaires, while Matt Hallard presented the new VL440, VL770 and VL880 Spots to all the guests in attendance.

SETC 2012

At the 63rd Annual Southeast Theatre Conference, Philips Vari-Lite was involved in events throughout the entire 4-day run. The opening event of the conference was the Tech Mixer hosted by our very own Thommy Hall and Max Wilson from Tomcat. Over 500 educators, students, and other guests were in the audience as Thommy and Max gave away over 150 prizes. Other highlights of the week included a keynote speech by lighting designer Ricard Pilbrow, who also judged the lighting design competition. At the awards banquet, pictured below, Philips Vari-Lite provided VL3500 Spot, VLX Wash, VL440 Spot, VL770 Spot, VL880 Spot, and VLX3 Wash luminaires while Philips Strand Lighting provided PL3 Wash luminaires to light the stage. Tom Stanziano, Philips Strand Lighting, programmed and ran the show on the Strand Light Pallette VL control console while Thommy provided and ran audio for the event. Said SETC event organizers "We are so pleased that Philips Vari-Lite not only sponsors our most successful social/networking event, but presents some of the latest technology during the Design/Technical programming and on the exhibit floor. And we would be remiss if we didn’t thank Thommy Hall for helping us produce the most exciting Saturday Night Gala, Banquet and Awards Ceremony in our 63 years."

USITT with Philips Strand Lighting

At USITT 2012 we partnered with with Philips Strand Lighting who was having a little fun with their "Find Your Light" Scavenger Hunt. There was a great turnout for the event and the winner from the first days hunt was Mcleod Benson while Chris Howe wallked away the winner on day two, both with 3 PLCyc Luminaires.

It's a 1500W debut at Prolight + Sound

Before the official opening of Prolight + Sound, George Masek took a moment to snap a few quick photos of the VARI*LITE 1500W debut of the VL3015 Spot, VL3015LT Spot, and the VL3515 Spot luminaires and then also took a moment to snap one with a full booth.  To visit the new VL3015, VL3015LT, and 3515 Spot luminiares product pages, click here.

Vincent Lighting Open House

Vincent Lighting recently hosted an Open House with over 100 invited guests at an event that heavily featured products from Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon including the PL1, PL3, Palette Control Consoles and the newest VARI*LITE luminaires the VLX3 Wash, VL440 Spot and the VL770 Spot. Thank you to Kim Craigie for sending in the photos and thank you to Vincent Lighting for a wonderful event.

Rolight Open House

Philips Vari-Lite Dealer Rolight recently hosted a very successful Philips Open House. Thank you to Bas Hopster for sending in these great shots.

Österreich Rockt den Song Contest

At the ORF Television Studio in Austria, Philips Vari-Lite Dealer LDDE supplied LD Thomas Kruder with 12 VL880 Spot Luminaires for the "Österreich Rockt den Song Contest". Featured the photo below is (L to R) Thomas Kainz/LDDE Sales Consultant; Michael Kranabeta/ORF Lighting Operator; Thomas Kruder/ORF, Head of Lighting Department (Show: Song Contest )/Lighting Designer; and Harald Stauber/Supporting Role Austria , Rental Company.

Tom Huston at DPS with their new toys

Lead designer and LD Tom Huston of DPS Inc. in Irvine, CA, took a moment to pose with their new VARI*LITE luminaire delivery of 30 VLX LED Wash and 30 VL880 Spot luminaires.

Thommy and Sara

Always mingling with the stars, Thommy Hall got a chance to pose with country-music star Sara Evans.

VARI*LITE at the Big Game

Jason Rudolph was on-hand to snap a quick photo of VARI*LITE at the Big Game where there were 16 VL3500 Wash FX, 90 VL3500 Wash and 50 VL3500 Spot Luminaires ready to help the world celebrate the biggest game in football.

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