Showlight announced more illustrious speakers from across our industry who are
willing to lend their time and expertise to this unique quadrennial in Florence. The
following designers are now on target to speak in May:

Andreas Huber

Andreas, who works for Osram, says that in our industry there is already a lot
curiosity but, at the same time, some confusion when we mention the word “laser’.
On the contrary this kind of light source has a huge potential and there are already
several projects running regarding new fixtures that employ this light-source.

Durham Marenghi

Durham will focus on the remarkable story of the Closing Ceremony for the Rio
Olympics, rather than the oft-covered Opening Ceremony, and the challenges
presented by a budget much smaller than London 2012, a limited number of rigging
positions, and no chance of a rehearsal.

Frieder Weiss

Frieder is an outstanding projection artist who works with interactive contents. He
will speak on the pixel mapping effects for a show he directed on a large cruise ship
stage, all of which was based on infrared tracking of the performers.

Isabel Nielen

Isabel will tell of lighting a concert in a Dutch valley using lasers to outline objects
on the far side.

James Simpson

James tells of his work at the Royal Opera House in harnessing Virtual Reality to aid
the design process, to help plan and create better productions.

Karl Taylor

Karl will give a brief overview of the work and time taken in delivering some of the
more unusual items that create the magic of theatre, from hand lamps to wands
and spinning tops to flying 5Kw HMIs. Following the journey from interpreting a
concept to engineering a solution, Karl will use anecdotes and examples to help
demystify the process of getting ideas made.

Paul Russell

Paul will regale us with his use of candles at the Globe Theatre and the Sam
Wanamaker Playhouse, also in Farinelli in the West End.

Phil Meheux

DoP, former President of BSC and recipient of highest ASC Honour, Phil has lit
Casino Royale, Goldeneye, The Long Good Friday, The Mask of Zorro, Smurfs 1 & 2,
and successfully worked through the step from film to digital.

With Showlight 2017 less than four months away, it’s time to book your flights,
hotels…and of course your Showlight tickets. Over 50% of Showlight tickets have
sold already, so book soon to secure your place at this unique event. Choose from
Full Delegate, Papers Session Only or Day Tickets.

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May is a busy time in Florence and flights and hotels are filling up quickly.
Showlight delegates can benefit from preferential hotel rates at a number of
approved hotels which are listed on the Showlight website. Don’t forget to use the
code shown on the website when making your booking to ensure your Showlight

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Finally, they are welcome a new Gold sponsor in the shape of Eyetidy. Eyetidy joins
our main sponsor, Claypaky, Diamond sponsor Oasis, Gold sponsors Robe and
Osram, Silver sponsors White Light and DTS, and Bronze sponsor, ETC, in their
generous support of Showlight 2017, alongside that of LSI and PLASA Media. More
sponsorship opportunities are still available so please contact Jane or Derek for
details on