Opening of Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan

June 2017, Guy Pavelo of GP-Design worked for GMT at the official opening ceremony of an international exhibition Astana Expo-2017 “Energy of the Future” in Kazakhstan.

The opening ceremony was attended by 20 heads of states and governments, including representatives of Russia, China, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Mongolia, Armenia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the King of Spain, as well as representatives of other CIS countries and countries outside the CIS (PR Newswire).

Focusing on the design of alternative energy sources and green technologies, the exhibition presents the best energy saving technologies and the latest developments in the field of alternative energy.

Lighting and Video for Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour by Guy Pavelo and Steve Kidd with Support from PRG Worldwide

Currently one of the world’s biggest music artists, Drake is selling-out arenas around the globe. Following a hugely successful tour of North America, the show was brought to Europe.
Tour Director and Designer, Steve Kidd, and Lighting Director and Designer, Guy Pavelo, have both worked with Drake for more than five years, providing the designs for multiple tours, and use PRG to supply lighting and video technology for the tour worldwide, working with Curry Grant in North America, and Yvonne Donnelly Smith and Stefaan Michels for Europe.
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Barco and High End Systems Fuel Excitement in Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour with Lighting and Projection

Barco and High End Systems are providing their AV solutions to help create a mind-blowing visual spectacular for rap artist and songwriter Drake’s current North concert tour. The company is part of team led by lighting designer Guy Pavelo and tour director Steve Kidd of GP-SK Design & Production. (Light & Sound America)

Barco & High End Systems fuel excitement in Drake’s ‘Summer Sixteen’ tour with innovative lighting and projection

Guy Pavelo: “When Steve and I first saw the MMS on top of the 30K projector, we thought it looked fantastic. It’s providing a plethora of stunning, previously unachievable laser effects on Drake. Initially, we planned to use the system to highlight a couple of numbers, but decided to make it a core element of the show due to its versatility and incredible effects-generating capabilities. We were able to push it even further with the integrated media server function, manipulating aspects independently on different layers of the same content, for an even bigger bonus…” (Barco, a global technology company)

Barco & High End Systems fuel excitement in Drakes Summer Sixteen tour

Led by world-renowned Lighting Designer Guy Pavelo and Tour Director Steve Kidd of GP-SK Design & Production, the Drake “Summer Sixteen” tour represents a massive undertaking in audiovisual theatrics. The artist came to the table with some highly imaginative show elements in mind, requiring a mammoth production effort: an expansive stage and set design, an 86’ curved video wall, and a Kinetic system comprising hundreds of custom LED spheres.” (Pressreleasepoint)

Concert review: Drake and Future enlist Gucci Mane for special Atlanta show

This live production is truly sensational…the massive stage looked like the Death Star hangar, with banks of lights, ramps and a gorgeous curved screen running the length of the stage. The visual gem of the show, though, is the blanket of lighted globes obscuring the arena ceiling. They’re a cool enough effect when stationary, but when Drake burst into “Hotline Bling,” it was almost impossible to watch him reproduce the silly dance moves from the song’s video because of the attention-grabbing globes, which began see-sawing in the air. (Review of the Atlanta, GA show by Melissa Ruggieri)

Drake, Future contrasting collaborators in Garden extravaganza

The purple bulbs had been hovering over the TD Garden crowd all night, but no one noticed until Drake reached for one. All the hits he’d run through up to that point — from the tone-setting “Summer Sixteen” to the mission statement “Started from the Bottom” — were just the set-up. On cue, the light lowered hypnotically from the scaffolding, as if directed by Steven Spielberg. (By Julian Benbow for  Boston Globe)