Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:01:13 +0200 
#^Bühnenzauber - Hinter den Kulissen der Berliner Staatsoper

Wie funktioniert eigentlich Oper? Was lassen sich Musiker, Regisseure, Bühnenbildner und Techniker einfallen, um dem Publikum ein packendes Theaterereignis auf die Bühne zu zaubern?

Dare to Dream

 Sat, 18 May 2019 23:47:10 +0200 
#^Eurovision Diary 2019 in Tel Aviv
Hello Dear readers!

My name is Ola Melzig, and it’s my true pleasure to invite you to yet another edition to the Eurovision Diary 2019.

Here is the fun facts about lighting!
* 2 100 Lighting fixtures in our show.
* We are saving more than 100 000€ in diesel by using LED powered lights.
* A total of 11 lighting desks to run lighting.
* 120 000 control parameters
* 250 active DMX universes
* 24 remote controlled Followspots operated with the Litecom Spotdrive system
* The back wall has 527 Ayrton Magic Blade
* 24 days of pre-programming for the lighting designer and their operators.
* 30 people to run lighting operations in show mode
* 2 991 main power circuit breakers for lights
* 80 024 meters of cable for lighting alone

The video canvas in our stage has a resolution of 16 998 976 pixels , so the content files are quite heavy.

Seems to be smaller than the last years. Remembering 300 DMX universes and 14 lighting desks from last year.

#ESC #ESC2019 #riggingporn #lightingporn

Bertil Mark

 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:14:37 +0200 

by bertil mark on Vimeo

#^ Bertil Mark Lichtdesign
Bertil Mark is an award-winning show and conceptual lighting designer who is mostly known for his work by playing lights with artists and bands for music. he is part of the german design collective #LesUrbanProgressives
 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:56:27 +0100 
In einem Artikel über SmartHome auf DMX512 zu stossen hat mich etwas überrascht, aber eigentlich eine coole Idee. Einfach die Lichteffekte mit dazu stöpseln und los gehts.

#^Ein Smart-Home-Planungsleitfaden | Linux-Magazin 04/2018
Wie viel Hausautomation darf es denn sein? Und ist, was ich vorhabe, auch zukunftssicher? Diese Fragen stellen sich die Bauherren eines Neubaus ebenso wie die Planer einer Altbausanierung oder der Techniker einer kleinen Firma. Dieser Artikel versucht sich an systematischen Antworten.

LightShow Pi

 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:41:00 +0100 
#^LightShow Pi
Make lights dance to music with your Raspberry Pi

QLC+ 4.12.0 released

 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:58:31 +0100 
Every time I start this program I am amazed by its progress. Always want to find and set up my lights again, but I need more space. I am really looking forward to QLC+ 5. The previews are so impressive.

#^Nov 10, 2018 QLC+ 4.12.0 release - Q Light Controller+
Today the QLC+ project reaches another important milestone: version 4.12.0.
From a user perspective, this is mostly a bugfix release. However, from a development perspective, this is a HUGE release.
In the last 6 months there's been at least 5 quite invasive reworks, caused by some flawed architectural designs and partly by the QLC+ 5 needs.

Bonn leuchtet

 Bonn, GermanyWed, 31 Oct 2018 23:56:17 +0100 
#^“Bonn shines” starts Friday - Bonn city center will be bathed in colorful lights
This weekend, visitors will be able to see Bonn city center in a different kind of light. With “Bonn shines” starting this Friday, 19 buildings and public squares will be illuminated. Music and culinary specialties will also attract visitors.
 Bonn, GermanyWed, 26 Sep 2018 23:33:27 +0200 
#^Remembering World War I: Cologne Cathedral illuminated for peace | DW | 26.09.2018

The Cologne Cathedral will be illuminated the next few days in a special way as a stance against hatred. Messages will be projected onto the sides of the cathedral to recall the end of the First World War 100 years ago.
 Sat, 12 May 2018 22:24:23 +0200 
#^Welcome Back! - Eurovision Diary 2018 in Portugal
Hello Dear readers!

My name is Ola Melzig, and it’s my true pleasure to invite you to yet another edition to the Eurovision Diary.

It’s an enormous honor to yet again be the Head of Production for this amazing event, and me and my partner in crime, Tobias Åberg, would like to thank RTP for inviting us and for the warm and sincere welcome to the Portuguese Eurovision family.

Tobias and I have been impersonating a pair of rubber balls bouncing between Stockholm and Lisbon for 8 months now, and we have finally reached the destination- the production of the largest music television show on Earth - The Eurovision Song Contest!

Some of you might frown upon the fact that we have no LED or any other video canvas in our stage this year. It is a very bold creative statement, and one that every single member of this production is enormously proud over.

Grace Jones - Love is the drug

 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 02:21:38 +0100 
Amazing light effect

#^Grace Jones 'Love Is The Drug' (Live).
by thevisitor on YouTube

illuminated city business development

 Bonn, GermanySat, 04 Nov 2017 22:19:51 +0100 
Bonn leuchtet
Licht hat seit jeher eine besondere Wirkung auf den Menschen und eine ganz eigene Magie. Licht lässt Welten entstehen, bringt Menschen zum Staunen, weckt Emotionen und Stimmungen. Licht wird Kunst – wenn sie richtig inszeniert wird. Bei Bonn leuchtet wird die Bonner Innenstadt mit ihren Straßen, Gassen und Häusern zu einem lebendigen Kunstwerk.
Bonn leuchtet wird in diesem Jahr ein Event, dass die Bonner Innenstadt zum Glühen, Glänzen und Leuchten bringt. Ein Event, dass die Menschen fasziniert, ihnen ein Lächeln und Freude ins Gesicht zaubert. Ein Event mit hoher Anziehungskraft.


My daughter was a very inventive light artist. ;-)

Veranstaltungstechnik: Uli Hoppert on tour mit Steal a Taxi

 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:09:16 +0100 

Seeing the light

 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:19:14 +0200 
#^Seeing the light | All media content | DW | 23.06.2017

Sunlight and blue skies have a positive effect on the psyche. Researchers are investigating ways to use light to boost concentration and creativity in the workplace.

Bee Hive

 Sat, 13 May 2017 20:43:39 +0200 
#esc2017 This is what it is about... porn for lighting geeks.

#^PRG setzt innovative Technik beim Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiew ein
by PRG Deutschland on YouTube

#^John van Look über das Rigging beim Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2017
by PRG Deutschland on YouTube

#^Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2017 Arena Tour
by PRG Deutschland on YouTube

#^M & M PRODUCTION - Eurovision Diary 2017
Welcome back to the Eurovision Diary music lovers!

My name is Ola Melzig, and I’ve had many different positions in the Eurovision productions over the years. My first one was as Technical Manager for lighting, video and rigging, I’ve also done two as Stage Producer. My funniest title was in Norway 2010, when I was ¨Technical Coordinator and Manager for the creative department¨. Longest title in the entire production! My two last Eurovisions, 2013 & 2016, I was the Technical Director.


 Bonn, GermanyMon, 15 Aug 2016 23:16:20 +0200 
#^SilentMOD - Blank & Jones Live at the Kölner Dom | Blank & Jones
During the world's largest gaming event GAMESCOM, which draws more than 350.000 visitor to Cologne, Blank & Jones will play as the first electronic artists ever in the world's famous Cologne Cathedral. The Event will take place on three nights in a row on August 18/19/20 and is part of a multi media installation around the cathedral.

Blank & Jones will release their first Modern Classical recording „DOM" as the soundtrack for the unique three night live performance at the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom).

The project took over two years in planing and composing and will feature a complete set of new songs written and produced especially for this event. The Cologne Cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and will be exclusively illuminated from the outside for the shows. Inside the University of Bochum developed varrious installations.
Blank & Jones collaborated with Ars Choralis Coeln for some Hildegard von Bingen pieces but also composed new music which crosses the borders of Modern Classical and Electronica inspired by this wonderful building and its stained glass window by Gerhard Richter.

16 years ago I saw Blank & Jones live the last time. I think with the light and LASER it must be an amazing atmosphere in this impressive cathedral.

#^Instagram photo by Blank & Jones • Aug 4, 2016 at 6:11pm UTC

Bye bitches!

 Cologne, GermanyFri, 06 Nov 2015 02:55:05 +0100 
Rebel Heart


 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:29:12 +0100 
#^Frequenzauktion: Veranstaltungstechnik sieht sich erneut benachteiligt
Die geplante neue Spektrumsaufteilung gefährdet Großveranstaltungen wie Spitzenspiele der Bundesliga, mahnen Betreiber von Funkmikrofonen. heise netze ist dem Problem im Gespräch mit einem der Funkmikrofon-Hersteller nachgegangen.

Q Light Controller

 Sat, 10 May 2014 23:45:04 +0200 
Got quite shocked when I saw that the amazing lighting control program QLC (Q Light Controller) by Heikki Junnila was not developed any further anymore. :'(:'(:'(

#^Q Light Controller
Q Light Controller is a cross-platform application for controlling DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc. The goal is to replace hard-to-learn and somewhat limited commercial lighting desks with FLOSS. Many people respect others opinions and therefore might like to see some ...

I loved this program and also had my first programming experiences with QT with this program. Have just done some small fixes, tiny new features and translation. At the end I tried to implement a bigger new feature some kind of a textbook that could be used to run theatre plays or other text centric shows. I had an editor and all functions to add and control scene changes and in the end I had a massive QTextDocument with a lot of blocks and metadata with all the scenes, but failed to store and restore it, so it never made it into QLC. :-( There is a QT feature request for some years already, but it is still not implemented.

Unfortunately I haven't had much time and occasions to play with my lights and QLC in the last two years, too. There was a fork and Massimo Callegari took over the development of QLC and it is called now QLC+ and got some very impressive and great new features! Really impressive the progress and nice to see that there is still an open source alternative to all the commercial lighting control softwares.

#^QLC+ by Massimo Callegari
QLC+ is a free and cross-platform software to control DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc. This project is a fork of the great QLC project written by Heikki Junnila that aims to continue the development of QLC and to introduce new features. The primary goal is to bring QLC+ at the level of other lighting control ...

LightArt 2014 - DER HERMANN leuchtet!

 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:07:10 +0100 
Schade, ein bisschen zu weit für einen Tagesausflug.

#^Gastronomie am Hermannsdenkmal - DER HERMANN leuchtet!
Alle Infos zum Restaurant, Biergarten und Bistro am Hermannsdenkmal. Leckere regionale deutsche Küche und ein herzliches Ambiente für Wanderer, Familien und Ausflugsgäste. Hermannsdenkmal, Kinderspielplatz, Kletterpark, Grillplatz und Waldbühne direkt nebenan.