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.
For 2011, ILDA received 119 artistic entries from 20 different Member companies. These artistic entries were judged August 2 2011 in London, with Malcolm Hignett organizing the judging and Chris Matthews of LCI hosting.
For more details, download a PDF booklet with the 2011 Award winners. This includes a photo from each winning artwork, plus credits and a description of the work.
Stephen Harvey, LM Production
Geoff Jones, iVision UK Ltd.
Chris Matthews, LCI Ltd.
1st: "End of Days", LOBO
2nd: "Serenade", LOBO
3rd: "Pendulum LIVE", Lightwave International
Honorable Mention: "Frozen", Quantum Satis Media
Honorable Mention: "Sweet Disposition LIVE", Lightwave International
1st: "The Phantom of the Opera", Orion-Art Multimedia
2nd: "Special mission units. The war against terror.", Orion-Art Multimedia
2rd: "Turn it on!", Orion-Art Multimedia
Honorable Mention: "Fireflies", Laser Show Design, Inc.
1st: "Waka Waka", Laser Spectacles, Inc.
2nd: "Let It Rock", Laser Show Design, Inc.
Beams and Screen Show
1st: "ICORS 2010", Lightwave International
2nd: "The Insecticide Guards", Orion-Art Multimedia
3rd: "The Hamedan Show", LOBO
Honorable Mention, "The Happy Elf", Laser Spectacles, Inc.
Best in Category: "Von Deylen's Contact", Planetarium Hamburg
1st: "Discotheque Riva", Prolight
2nd: "Love Express", LOBO
3rd: "Speed", LOBO
Honorable Mention: "VIA: Visual Arts", Lightwave International
Live Stage Show
1st: "TSO - Beethoven's Last Night", Laser Design Productions
2nd: "Muse Resistance World Tour 2010", ER Productions
3rd: "Ghostland Observatory: All That Glitters", Lightwave International
Lasers Used in Video/Film
Best in Category: "BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics", LOBO
Laser Show (including Multimedia)
1st: "The Four Seasons", LaserAnimation SOLLINGER GmbH
2nd: "Mirabilandia Laser Night Show," Scenes di Giuseppe Zagaria
3rd: "Historama", LOBO
Honorable Mention: "PITT Homecoming 2010", Lightwave International
Multimedia Show (including Lasers)
1st: "39th Chess World Olympic Games", Orion-Art Multimedia
2nd: "LED 2010", Laser Entertainment s.r.l.
3rd: "Fassadenzauber (facade fascination)", HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH
Honorable Mention: "Castillo Mystico>, LOBO
1st: "Melbourne AAMI Stadium Launch", Oracle Attractions Australia
2nd: "HyperCube 2010", HB-Laserkomponenten
3rd: "Speed of Light", ER Productions
1st: "Ludicrous Speed!", Lightwave International
2nd: "Unicorn", LOBO
3rd: "Other Worlds", Lightwave International
Honorable Mention: "Kite", Planetarium Hamburg
Dirk Apitz, Beamwalk/DexLogic, Judging Coordinator
Timothy Hallmark, Coherent
Glenn Turner, Oracle
(No 1st or 2nd places were awarded)
3rd: "Laser Harp Controller", Prolight
A full-color laser harp controller for ILDA-compatible laser projectors. Users can switch between several modes with different numbers of beams as well as several beam color combinations.
The Laser Harp Controller does not include a built-in laser projector. This enables users to freely choose their own laser setup for every performance, whether they need a less powerful laser for indoor events or a high-powered laser for open air performances. It can be used with monochrome or full-color lasers as well.
Honorable Mention: "Moncha.NET", Showtacle Ltd.
Moncha.NET integrates an Ethernet laser show controller, DMX controller and stand-alone laser show player into one small OEM board, which can be installed directly to any laser show system. It uses a standard SD card (up to 32 GB) to store up to 254 complete laser shows totaling up to 20 hours of show material.
It has a laser safety brightness map which works in DMX or stand-alone mode. It can be controlled remotely over Ethernet or Internet (using a public IP address); this includes uploading frames and shows, configuring the stand-alone mode, configuring the brightness map, and optimizing color balance and fade-in curves. It has DMX-512 outputs and inputs.
A pioneer in laser computer graphics, who was heavily involved in ILDA's formative years. He served four terms as ILDA President.
For his nominating statement and acceptance speech, see the listing for Stephen Heminover on this page.
Judging: Voted by the ILDA Membership, via email ballots in August 2011.
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