ILDA's awards for excellence -- the laser display industry's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars --each year honor companies and individuals from around the world for their achievements:
• The Artistic Award categories cover virtually all aspects of modern laser displays, from the production of huge outdoor shows to the creation of individual laser graphics.
• The Fenning Award honors technological achievement that advances the industry.
• The Career Achievement Award is ILDA's highest honor, given for work spanning many years in the area of show quality, innovation, and industry service.
• ILDA Professional Presentation. Each year, recognizes companies that have received ILDA Pro accreditation since the last Awards Presentation. The companies are awarded trophies to mark their accomplishment. (ILDA Pro is new for 2010 so this is the first group honored.)
For 2010, ILDA received 125 artistic entries from 26 different Member companies. These artistic entries were judged June 2010 in South Africa, with Ian Powell organizing the judging.
For more details, download a PDF booklet with the 2010 Award winners. This includes a photo from each winning artwork, plus credits and a description of the work.
Judges (all from South Africa)
Fred Abrahamse, Artistic Director & Producer
Troy Bentley, LaserX
Ian Powell, Laser Dynamics (Judging Coordinator)
1st (joint): "Heretic", LOBO
1st (joint): "Swell", LOBO
1st (joint): "The Emptiness", LOBO
2nd: "Prodigy Beamshow", Prolaser Ltd.
3rd: "Pakva Show", Orion-Art Multimedia
Honorable Mention: "Rock That Beat", HE Hard- and Software
1st: "James Bond Tribute", Orion-Art Multimedia
2nd: "Pirates of the Caribbean", Orion-Art Multimedia
3rd (joint): "Halloween", Orion-Art Multimedia
3rd (joint): "The Dream to Fly", spectrabeam.de
Honorable Mention: "The History of Communication", LaserDesign
1st: "Keep Talking", DigiSynth
2nd: "YYZ", DigiSynth
3rd: "Makes Me Wonder", DigiSynth
Honorable Mention: "Disturbia", Laser Show Design, Inc.
Beams and Screen Show
1st: "Baden Wuerttemberg Innovation Award", LOBO
2nd: "The Dreams About the Future under Mary Poppins’ Umbrella", Orion-Art Multimedia
3rd: "Mrvica", Prolight
Honorable Mention: "The World of Cartoons", Orion-Art Multimedia
1st: "Minimax", LOBO
2nd: "Amazing", LOBO
3rd: "Alone", HB-Laser
Honorable Mention: "Laser Therapy", Kvant Ltd.
1st: "IAA MB", HB-Laser
2nd: "Der Kleine Tag", Planetarium Hamburg
3rd: "Dark Side of the Moon", Planetarium Hamburg
Honorable Mention: "Under The Stars", LOBO
Live Stage Show
1st: "Tinchy Stryder Opener for MOBO Awards, BBC 2009", ER Productions
2nd: "Playing Shadow", HB-Laser
3rd: "Beyonce "I Am Yours" at Wynn Las Vegas", Laser Design Productions
Honorable Mention: ""Space" Concert in Erevan", Orion-Art Multimedia
Lasers Used in Video/Film
Two entries; no awards given
Laser Show (including Multimedia)
1st: "Go2Extreme", LOBO
2nd: "Aquascape", LOBO
3rd: "Doctors Conference Multimedia Show", S.C. Laser Shows S.R.L.
Honorable Mention: "The City Days of Iasi, Romania", S.C. Laser Shows S.R.L.
Multimedia Show (including Lasers)
1st: "Mardan Palace Inauguration", Orion-Art Multimedia
2nd: "H2O", LOBO
3rd: "Experimenta", LOBO
Honorable Mention: "Mysteria 2009", LOBO
1st: No award given
2nd: "Hypercube", HB-Laser
3rd: "Johnnie Walker Interactive Laser Game", LaserDesign
Honorable Mention: "EuroSat Dark Ride", LOBO
1st: "Nothing Else Matters", DigiSynth
1st: "Dragon of Fire", LOBO
2nd: "The Cube", DigiSynth
3rd: "Galactica", Planetarium Hamburg
Honorable Mention: "Concave Abstract Masking Grid", DigiSynth
Hugo Bunk, Laserimage (Netherlands)
Peter Jakubek, IAV GmbH (Germany)
Glenn Wright, LaserNet (USA)
(No 1st or 3rd places were awarded)
2nd: "Lasershow Designer QuickShow", Pangolin Laser Systems
QuickShow is a software package from Pangolin that is intended to be easy enough to use that first-time laser users can easily make a laser show with high quality. And yet it was also intended to be powerful enough to satisfy the needs of true laser professionals.
QuickShow runs along with Pangolin’s FB3-series of laser controller hardware. Because of this, it is relatively inexpensive. It is also easy-to-use, and yet it has power that has not even been seen in other packages.
Content creation tools include text, abstracts, frames and animations, targeted beam sequences and DMX sequences, analog and digital clocks, bitmap tracer and a timeline-based show creation system. Content can be created and edited "off-line" while an existing laser show is being played.
QuickShow can be controlled by MIDI, DMX, computer keyboard, mouse or touch screen, and QuickShow can output MIDI and DMX as well.
Honorable Mention: "Laser plug-in for multimedia software", HB-Laser
A laser plug-in for the vvvv.org open source multimedia 3D platform. Advantages:
360° projection with four projectors and seamless picture transfer.
Geometrical correction occurs by virtual cameras in 3D space.
Complicated objects are automatically geometrically straightened and corrected precisely.
Programming with 3D programs such as Cinema, Max, etc. direct integration in vvvv.
Direct mapping of the programming on virtual provided building or objects.
Integration of multiple Pangolin output cards, also by network.
Smooth picture handling on several projectors. Only one graphic will be provided and will automatically be split on all other projectors; e.g., 360° planetarium dome with four projectors.
The following companies completed the process for ILDA Accredited Professional Lasershow Company in 2010. They received their ILDA Pro trophies at the 2010 Awards Presentation.
Laser Production Network (LaserNet)
Tom Harman & Christine Jenkin
Founder and leader of LOBO, one of the major laser light show companies. LOBO has won more ILDA Awards than any other company, and has been a strong supporter of ILDA's work.
For his nominating statement and acceptance speech, see the listing for Lothar Bopp on this page.
Judging: Voted by the ILDA Membership, via email ballots in June 2010.
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