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PLSN Reviews High End System’s SHAPESHIFTER

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Vickie Claiborne recently reviewed High End System’s SHAPESHIFTER in PLSN.

> The Shapeshifter is an exciting new LED fixture that moves beyond just being a simple LED wash fixture. The fixture is dynamic, and for that reason, it makes a great addition to a lighting rig on any type of show. Television, touring, and corporate event LDs should love this fixture for the new looks it brings to the tool bag. Plus, it’s a practical wash light as well, meaning an LD can get the best of both worlds.

Read the full review.

44 Shapeshifters on David Guetta

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Lighting designer Jonathan ‘Leggy’ Armstrong on using High End Systems’ SHAPESHIFTERs and Hog 4 on David Guetta.

> “Being an EDM show, it’s all about being dynamic,” says Leggy. The SHAPESHIFTERs have proven to be extremely versatile. We can keep it simple and treat them almost like a standard wash fixture, then let loose with a barrage of effects. Whereas I would normally use wash fixtures to supply a base and rely on my profiles and beam lights for the impact, I found them taking a back seat as the SHAPESHIFTERs could give me the animated beam action we wanted, but in a form we’d never seen before. SHAPESHIFTERs give the ‘shock and awe’ that we are looking for, but I can also see the potential to give much subtler effects, which I look forward to exploring on a different production. The output is even more impressive than I’d hoped, which is important for the scale of shows we do which can be very large open air performances. Also, the Indigo back-lighter has a much bigger impact than I first imagined; it’s a great effect in its own right. So far the fixtures have been extremely reliable – I’ve finished every show with 100% functioning.”

Creative Stage Lighting is the Master Distributor for High End Systems in the USA. Whether you want to buy or rent SHAPESHIFTERs for your own productions, Creative Stage Lighting has you covered. Call us at (518) 251-3302 for your mind shift!

10 Uses For Rosco’s NEW Vapour Fog & Haze Machines

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From concert and theatre lighting to safety training, there’s a place for Rosco’s new VAPOUR machines.

> Using fog on stage is great for obscuring scene changes, concealing an entrance or exit from the stage or creating a visceral mood to wow an audience – and the features inside the Vapour Fog Machine allow it to meet the demands of any production. Sometimes, the fogger needs to be located in tight quarters, such as underneath a platform or inside a piece of scenery. The compact size of the Mini-V Fog Machine makes it the perfect solution for placing a fog machine wherever a scene needs it. All four of the Vapour Series machines have been tested for use in professional theatrical productions and are included under the Equipment-Based Guidelines of the Equity-League Pension and Health Trust Funds.

Read more about it at Rosco Spectrum.

SHAPESHIFTER on Tour: Summerland

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High End’s SHAPESHIFTER has had a busy summer season with Dave Matthews Band, Neon Trees, and more. They’ve recently made an appearance on the Summerland Tour.

Here’s what Rick ‘Shaggy’ Ehmcke said about SHAPESHIFTER:

> Shaggy says the versatility of SHAPESHIFTER puts it in a class by itself as a designer tool. “You can really get such versatility out of the fixture,” he points out, “and with proper programming time and a repeatable show, the vast amount of different looks LDs are going to come up with is going to be really cool. I’m looking forward to seeing how different designers will use SHAPESHIFTER. Everybody has their own individual style, and that fixture can adapt to all of them.”

Read the entire story at [Highend.com](http://www.highend.com/news_events/news/news_detail.asp?news_id=737)

High End System’s ShapeShifter on Summer 2014 Tours

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High End’s Shapeshifter is set for a summer touring season with appearance on productions from Dave Matthews Band, Neon Trees, and Guns N’ Roses. Projections, Lights and Staging News has the story.

> HES sales manager Craig Burross commented “After one month of shipping our ShapeShifter C1 and W1 fixtures, the buzz has been incredible! Watching cutting-edge lighting designers utilize the product is truly inspiring, and more LDs are embracing these products each and every week. With our C2 and W2 units shipping soon, I believe everyone in the design community will want to specify and utilize these innovative new lighting tools.”

Hog 4 At The 2014 Winter Olympics

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[High End Systems’s Hog 4 had it’s work cut out for it in Sochi:](http://www.highend.com/news_events/news/news_detail.asp?news_id=723)

> The elaborate three-hour opening ceremony that unveiled the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia was a breathtaking marriage of art, history, patriotism and technology. The ceremony’s 18 chapters necessitated the use of over 1,100 lighting instruments, all controlled by Austin, TX-based manufacturer High End Systems’ state-of-the-art Hog 4 lighting console. This marks an industry milestone as one of the largest lighting productions, utilizing in excess of 1,000 instruments.

“If you know Hog, you know the Hog 4.”

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PLSN’s Justin Lang [reviews High End System’s Hog 4 range of consoles in the December 2013 issue of PLSN](http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/32-road-tests/12354-high-end-systems-hog-4-consoles.html).

> Choosing a lighting console is a personal thing. Most programmers have a particular console that they love and worship. The Hog certainly has a dedicated following — so much so that the Hog 2 series of consoles actually had membership cards!

Do you have a card? If not — or even if you do and you want to learn more about the Hog 4 lineup, check out our [product pages](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/products/hog.html) or call us at (518) 251-3302.

Hog 4 Training Videos

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Our friends at High End Systems have posted training videos for Hog 4. Topics include starting a new show, patching, basic programming, and a lot more.

Check out the entire range on [highend.com](http://www.highend.com/support/training/Hog4Training/index.asp).

Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s Eighth Annual Care For Kids 5K

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Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation has announce its eighth annual Care For Kids Run.

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> The Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation has scheduled its eighth annual Care for Kids 5K Run and Fitness Walk to benefit the pediatric program of Hudson Headwaters Health Network. The event will be held on Sunday, July 28 at 9:00 am. The entry fee is $25 in advance and $30 after July 25th. The first 400 participants will receive a t-shirt.

Creative Stage Lighting is proud to sponsor the eight annual Care For Kids run. For more information about the Care For Kids 5K see .

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