Laser F/X International was founded in 1976 by L. Michael Roberts who was attracted to the ethereal beauty and vivid colours produced by lasers.
Laser F/X is located in
Hamilton Ontario which is about half way between Toronto and
Starting out with an argon laser and some open loop scanners, we provided services for rock bands, special events and corporate theatre. The laser systems have been continuously improved with the incorporation of new technology as it became available. This technology and artistic talent has allowed Laser F/X to score an impressive number of firsts:
The first Canadian laser display company
First Canadian laser company to tour with major rock acts
First laserists to perform for Queen Elizabeth II
First with animated laser graphics in Canada
Originators of the Laser Dance Party
First Canadian laser company and laserist to win ILDA awards
Laser F/X is the pioneering laser display company in Canada with a
26 year record of providing exciting shows to our clients. We are very proud of originating the
Laser Dance Party and have given thousands of performances internationally. We now not only provide lasers, but also design and choreograph the lighting at raves and dance parties, and provide production management services for these events.
Our laserists know and
enjoy Electronika and Dance music... combine this with 26 years of
experience with lasers, award winning animations, lighting and visual effects... and you
have the perfect people to produce stunning visuals at your
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Phone: You can
reach us a 905-523-7669 The best time to call is between
19:00 and Midnight EDT.
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We are happy to
present educational seminars on lasers and laser show technology
for high school, college and university students as well as
science or computer groups/clubs.
Our presentation covers the fundamentals of how lasers work, how
the scanning system works and also the other technologies involved
in entertainment laser systems including the basics of the
computer software and principles of digital to analogue signal processing.
The presentation is usually in a lively lecture format with
drawings on the board or a flip chart. Participants are
encouraged to ask questions. We bring a DPSS laser
projection system and controller with us and demonstrate how it
works by projecting graphics and animations. A limited
number of participants may be able to try their hand at drawing
images with the laser. The combination of topics covered
generates a lot of interest amongst students as it shows a
"sexy" real-world application of physics and technology
to an artistic endeavor.
Due to the complex technical nature of the subjects covered, we do
not recommend our seminar for people under 14. For college
and university groups, we can cover additional areas such as
advanced optics used in laser entertainment systems and the basics
of solid state lasers.
We provide these educational seminars free of charge based on our availability.
While there is no charge for the seminar, there may be a charge
for transportation and meal costs depending on your location -
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Michael Roberts is the pioneer
of laser displays in Canada performing dazzling shows for
over 26 years. He was the first to combine a high-tech
laser show with dance lighting, sound system and DJ thus
originating the Laser Dance Party.
Michael also produced
many of the early all-night Dances at the Masonic Temple
on Young street in the '80s. These parties combined the
most sophisticated sound, lighting, video and laser
systems available and were the forerunners of today's
Michael is a talented laser artist/animator who
originated laser clip-art and has won multiple awards
for his laser animations and shows.
When he is not performing at Raves and Parties,
Michael is an artist, animator, editor and writer who has been published in The
Laserist, Photonics Spectra, Laser Talk, Laser Effects, and other
industry publications. He is also the webmaster of the world's
largest and most popular general information web-site for laser shows and
laserists, LaserFX.com. He is the author of 'Laser F/X: The Light Show Handbook'
which has been called "The Bible of the industry".
Michael acts as manufacturers representative, consultant and
product designer for laser and laser entertainment system
manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. Some of the
products and equipment in use today by laser companies world-wide
are based on his designs.
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As an innovator in the
field of laser show art and technology, Laser F/X has won international
recognition for it's outstanding visuals. Here are a few of our
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you need a thrilling visual experience, call Laser F/X
International, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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