“Lighting Solutions with
Show Technology Newsletter Issue 21
Chameleon Touring Systems supplied a large
package of MAC 2000 Washes and Atomic
strobes with Atomic Colors scrollers for
ROBBIE WILLIAMS &
Robbie Williams' 2006 “Close Encounters”
stadium world tour which was late last year in
Lighting designer is Al Gurdon (Brit Awards,
MTV Europe Awards, Classical Brit Awards,
Nobel Peace Prize Concert) who has been
lighting top television programs and events
for the past eighteen years, as well as DVD
shoots for some of the top performers in the
industry like U2, Phil Collins, Sting, and many
more. Yet despite his vast experience in the
industry, not to mention his years of
experience using Martin gear, this is Al's first
concert tour design.
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Welcome! 2006 was a fantastic year for all of
us here at Show Technology and we are
looking forward to an even better 2007.
This latest issue of our newsletter has been
put together with much pride. It is meant to
provide you with a small window into our
world of products, people, events and
developments. You could call the newsletter a
snapshot if you like about what is happening
both within our company and the professional
lighting industry in general.
2006 began with a project that had as its'
centerpiece the largest Martin rig ever and the
largest MA control system ever assembled. I H A ME
am talking of course about The
Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. We are
QUEEN OF THE LED
proud of our company's involvement in
ensuring that the rental companies involved S Y S T
had all the support they needed in
preparations and that once assembled, the The hit film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen The famous bus, that is almost real size, needed to
system worked. Having just opened our of the Desert has made its debut on stage at change colour to pink during the show and what
Melbourne office at the time made things a lot the Lyric Theatre at Sydney's Star City Casino. better way to do so than with light. As parts of the
easier of course and our hats go off to boys It's a bold, exuberant and colourful production show are extremely brightly lit, particularly when
down there for their incredible efforts for not with fantastic lighting by Nick Schlieper's and they are driving through the outback, it was decided
only this project but the entire first year of glorious sets by Brian Thomson's, not to that LEDs were the way to go. Tony Davies of
operations. mention the inventive costumes designed by Chameleon Touring Systems, who provided the
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Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner. lighting, suggested using the Pulsar MR16
The show delivers some memorable ChromaZones and as a result close to 900 of them
moments: the mirror-ball moon that hovers cover the bus exterior allowing for it to change to the
over the outback, the trio of back-up singers colour pink in startling style.
who fly about the stage like demented Control of the MR16s was particularly tricky as the
Christian Engsted President and CEO MARTIN PROFESSIONAL A/S. guardian angels and the evocation of the late, bus needed to be movable as well as revolve on the
Emmanuel Ziino Managing Director & Mark McInnes Sales Manager
SHOW TECHNOLOGY - Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb 2006 great days of Les Girls, shimmering with exotic spot and so there could be no attachments to the
glamour. floor. Consequently all of the lighting on and within
The set design for Priscilla is carefully created the bus had to be either driven by battery and a
so as not to ever compete with the elaborate Martin wireless DMX System.
costumes. The lighting is particularly Power distribution in the bus was particularly
important as there is such a large amount of complicated with two separate systems; a 12 volt to
set electrics; from the latest in LED lighting to run all the birdies and 24 volt for the inverters and
some basic neon lighting, rope light and even ChromaZones. Show Technology customised
Christmas lights. In fact the set alone has 475 some ChromaZones to run directly from 24 volts
metres of red neon flex and 300 metres of rope eliminating the need for inverters for the 24
light courtesy of Show Technology. So much ChromaZones within the bus.
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set electrics certainly kept Ken Roach, set
electrician, a busy man.
QUEEN OF THE LED Continued from cover
The original intention was to run the bus Pulsar .The LED curtain is controlled from the Martin Harbour Bridge scene where the entire bridge
ChromaZones off a grandMA console until Vince Maxedia Media Server and required something outline is recreated in rope light and neon flex.
Haddad from Show Technology pointed out that like 20 streams of DMX via 5 ELC Node 4's. The According to Nick Schleiper there are more
Martin Maxedia, which was driving the LED Maxedia was programmed by Nick's associate dimmers in that bridge piece than in some small
curtain. Chris Twyman who had the media server in his theatres!
The original intention was to run the bus Pulsar living room for about three weeks whilst he “Rope light may also be daggy but when you use a
ChromaZones off a grandMA console until Vince familiarised himself with it. The web is only used for really large quantity it looks spectacular,” he said.
Haddad from Show Technology pointed out that part of Act 1 where, thanks to the Maxedia, it
delivers a great variety of backdrops from the As with most major productions these days Martin
Martin Maxedia, which was driving the LED curtain MACs are featured in the rig; 23 x Martin MAC2000
used in Act 1, could do multiple outputs. This subtle to the raucous. It peaks during the song Go
West where the words are flashed up every time Performance, 12 x MAC2000 Profile and MAC250
meant they could run the outside of the bus from Entour.
Maxedia which simplified programming as well as they are sung.
opening up a whole range of new options Act I is particularly stunning with the Sydney
WELCOME Continued from cover
Throughout the year we were involved in
many events, projects and installations as
support to our customer base through
Australia and New Zealand. We conducted
many product launches, held many training
seminars and helped bring many ideas to
fruition for clients, some of which are featured
ROBBIE WILLIAMS Continued from cover
“I was excited to have the opportunity to up then it weakens the whole look and impact. The
within this newsletter. I hope you enjoy this
design the lighting for Robbie's tour,” he impact really comes when you have this whole
small selection. We promise to bring you
states. “The brief has been evolving in a fairly organism with the lighting acting with a sense of the
more throughout the year.
organic way for over a year or so. The choice same purpose.”
Emmanuel Ziino of fixtures was predicated on the shape of the
set and the function of what I want to use
them for. Also, being an outdoor show with
The 88 x MAC 2000 Washes were used in various
parts of the rig including, under the Scorpion tails,
the under side of each tail, on the top of the PA and
no roof it's hard to keep smoke levels up so in on the floor each side of the stage.
choosing any of the lighting it had to be used
in a practical way - we couldn't rely on fixture Martin Atomic 3000 strobes made up an integral
beams because we didn't know if we'd have part of the visual design with each strobe outfitted
any.” with Atomic Colors scrollers. The Atomics are
The show featured an abundance of colour spread across the set with most hanging off the
from 88 x MAC 2000 Washes and a LED panels in key-hole fittings that click into the
whopping 122 x Atomic strobes with Atomic side of the screen. Others are located in the
Colors. “There is a lot of colour in the show a scorpion tails, at the top and bottom of the LED
lot more than I would normally use,” says Al. panels, in the bunker, and behind the grill that
“On that scale, great slabs of colour is what is circles the stage.
needed because it has a lot more impact. “The Atomics are a very important part of the show
Show Technology Melbourne crew and customers Christmas 2006
The colour is also used to complement the and we use the color on the Atomics throughout,” Al
video - it's very important to integrate the comments. “They are designed to be seen and also
Show Technology exclusively import and distribute world class specialised lighting
for entertainment and architectural applications. The brands we represent include
lighting with whatever is going on in the set. help reflect the shape of the set. All the scrollers
Martin, Geni, JEM, MA Lighting, Studio Due, Pulsar, ELC, Kupo, ADJ and Look Occasionally you get a stronger look by have the same custom colours which were chosen
Solutions. This newsletter highlights a small selection of applications that have
chosen to use our products. If you would like to have applications featured in future
contrasting a colour but I tend towards using to match the different types of lights we use in the
editions please email us at email@example.com. the same colour. If you start mixing colours show.” said Al.
CD LIVE IT TAKES
TWO AT RESX
Channel 7 created It Takes Two, a live to air show
which was televised Sunday's at 6:30pm, where
celebrities not known for their singing are paired
with some of Australia's finest and belt out just
about every style of music.
Resolution X supplied the automated rig and all
LED lighting fixtures. Frank Racina as LD
assembled an automated rig consisting of Martin
MAC250 Entour, MAC550, MAC700 and
”This is the first time that I have personally used
Foxtel shot its Fox8's new live music show have to be able to deliver a wide variety of looks.
the MAC700's and they're terrific,” stated Frank.
CD:Live at its Ryde studios. The weekly The MAC700 does all of that; it does a good wash,
“I'd have a rig full of MAC700's if I could! I really
programme features both Australian and has great gobos which I love and the effects wheel
like their output and their colour mixing, they're so
international acts who perform in front of a allows me to add something special to an ordinary
live audience look we may have done several times before.”
The vast majority of the shots shown feature the
Dale Martin, lighting director for the show, “The MAC700's have also proved to be awesomely
Pulsar ChromaBanks and over 200 ChromaStrip
decided to use sixteen Martin MAC700 reliable. I haven't had one break down, recalibrate
2's, which are very hard to miss as they are built
fixtures, the only moving heads used, from through a show, gobos get stuck nothing. I'm really
into almost every part of the set.
Chameleon Touring Systems to compliment impressed with them!”
”We tried out a few types of LED fixtures but we
his analogue rig of Par 64s, Par56s, Codas, To light the magnificent Design Quintessence
found that many 'strobed' on our cameras,”
Profiles and Fresnels. circle trusses that decorate the set in changing
explained Frank. “The Pulsar fixtures didn't
“I wanted a moving head that could offer me colour Dale chose to use twenty-four Pulsar
strobe at all and were the best for the job.”
versatility,” he explained. “It had to be ChromaPar36Cans from Lots of Watts.“They're
punchy enough to do a decent colour wash pretty good,” he stated. “I love the functionality of
All lighting and a Media Server were controlled by
as well as some gobo effects and it them and the colours that they produce as well as
David Tidy, Kathryn Peck, Andy Edis and Alex
especially had to have an effects wheel. We the little effects that they can do within the control
Saad via 3 MA Lighting grandMA consoles. One
were looking at staying with the same fixture box. They're very easy to use and simple to plug up.
grandMA operates all of the media material
for the entire run of the series but with so I really like them.”
running images into the LED screens as well as
many bands coming in the fixture would the ChromaBanks and ChromaStrips whilst
another operates all of the analogue lights and
twelve MAC2000 Performances. The remaining
grandMA takes care of the majority of the moving
The Chromastrip 2's were rushed into the country
especially for the show and marks the first
Australian Television appearance for the product.
”Special thanks should go to Show Technology
for organising this to happen in such a short
space of time,” concluded Tim Hall, Resolution
X's Managing Director.
The Melbourne International Motor Show is well as twenty-four of the Pro Shop LED
a flagship event for the Australian Honeycomb fixtures; a RGB-LED high power
automotive industry. In 2006, the Motor floodlight ideally suited for lighting large surfaces.
Show hosted the latest in design and In the set there were twelve more Pulsar
technology, futuristic prototypes and ChromaBanks and eight 12-metre lengths of Pro
concept vehicles. Shop LEDNeon Flex in Red. LEDNeon flex is easy
Visitors to the stunning Toyota stand were to install, can be bent to any shape, can be used
given a chance to see the future of the indoors and outdoors and can withstand the
Aussie V6 when Toyota unveiled a toughest of environments.
breakthrough vision for 2006. Also making General stand lighting comprised of eighty Kupo
waves this year were the All New RAV4 MSR 575 Multi Pars and a dozen Phillips Arena
redefining the compact SUV, the 2006 Vision lights.
model Prius i-Tech, and sneak peeks of the
upcoming Yaris Sedan and All New Tarago. Lighting control was via a MA Lighting grandMA
which was triggered via timecode so the show ran
Event Marketing company George P itself for the length of the event.
Johnson contracted Francesco Calvi to
design a lighting concept for this prestigious
stand. In his flown rig Francesco chose The Honeycomb 72 features 72 1W
High Power RGB LEDs. Originally
twenty-four VL 3000 spot, twelve Martin designed for outdoor colour wash
Atomic Strobes and fifty-six Pulsar applications, tt has become popular
ChromaBanks whilst under the revolves he with rental companies for high
power colour wash applications.
placed a further twelve Atomic Strobes as
Lighting designer Francesco Calvi has been lighting
Australian Idol since its inception and for the last series
he decided to take a fresh approach to the lighting.
“We wanted the show to have a more rock'n'roll feel to
it, a more raw and edgy look,” he explained. “To me it
was starting to look a bit the same every series and we
needed to get away from the expected Idol look.”
Immediately Francesco knew the ideal fixture to
compliment and enforce the rock'n'roll appearance
the Studio Due CS4 innovative Par64 "bar" with
DMX512-controlled movement. A total of sixteen were
“I wanted an edgy beam effect without a bunch of
movers all over the place,” said Francesco. “They give
me a big rock look when I need it most however I also
use them quite subtlety at times too.”
Another interesting feature in Francesco's lighting
were the 48 Pro Shop LED Honeycomb 72 Hi placed
under the stage that add an effective element to the
“It's quite a simplistic rig but it looks different and is
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
getting a great response,” concluded Francesco.
Also in the rig were 40 Martin MAC700, 96 Source Four
with Colorset scrollers, 48 Pulsar ChromaBanks, 24
Since opening on Christmas Eve in 1904, Jon. “We discovered that the MAC2000 met AquaLEDs, 96 Pulsar MR16 ChromaHearts in the
His Majesty's Theatre in Perth has become the specification and then some. ramps, 2 8way molefays, 12 4way molefays and 2 MA
one of Western Australia's most-loved Jon particularly likes the ease of use that the Lighting grandMAs. Lighting was supplied by
heritage icons. A stunning example of MAC2000 offers as well as their brightness, Chameleon Touring Systems.
Edwardian era architecture, the building is the even colour field and the intuitiveness of
a design masterpiece. the operating system.
The venue has always preferred to own its “The fact that they have a really good
lighting and audio equipment rather than maintenance record was also very
hire gear in and this is also the preferred significant,” he added. “We were very keen
method of the State government, owners of on the fact that they have a shutter system as
His Majesty's Theatre. it's important for theatre applications. The
“It's beneficial for us to own the gear in- noise factor was also a primary selection
house as then we can support other clients factor.”
as we don't just run our own theatre; we To meet OH&S standards, over 100 Kupo
provide support to a number of other Multipars were installed to replace the
venues,” explained Jon Davey, head outdated 110 Volt pars.
electrician at His Majesty's.
”The Kupo Multipars were the logical choice,”
The process of upgrading the lighting said Jon. “The fact that they can house a
system at the theatre started with an number of different lamps with minimal fuss
electrical fire in the patch bay in 2003. It and turn around made them very attractive.
was decided that serious faults were The Look Solutions hazers and smoke
starting to occur in the system, and also machines speak for themselves in why we
none of the luminaires had been replaced bought them; the output, ease of operation
since 1992. and silence of the units is phenomenal. I don't
“It was all becoming a little bit too old and think there's another hazer or smoke machine
tired. It was becoming harder for us to meet at that level within the market that can out
the specifications of the shows that come strip them.”
in,” continued Jon. “We spend most of year
catering to ballet and opera, and “It's been a good process and to finally see it
essentially we had to emulate the look of come to fruition has been really pleasing. We
the Sydney Opera House. really have the Dept. of Culture and the Arts
The theatre turned to Bytecraft and our Minister Sheila McHale to thank for
Entertainment to supply and install a making it happen.”
package that was dominated by Show
Technology gear including 12 x Martin
MAC2000 Performances, 8 x Martin
MiniMacs, 2 x Look Solutions Unique
Hazers, 2 x Look Solution Viper 2.6 smoke
machines, 110 Kupo Multipars, some
mirror balls, motors, Par 16s, and TMB
DMX cable. Design Quintessence
The MultiPAR HOG features
supplied the trussing. an optically treated glass
”When it came to choosing the MAC2000's reflector to provide a high
output beam perfect for
there were only a couple of lamps in the many applications.
shootout that met our specifications,” said
LDI is an important professional
lighting trade show on the annual
calendar and in 2006 one of the
largest contingents of Aussies ever
made the trek to Las Vegas. As you
can see there was plenty to do, a
Vegas Wedding performed by Elvis,
limo rides and hanging out at
Caesars. The trade show was very
good, as you can see by the
seriousness of the faces attending a
Martin briefing on day one. Can you
identify the Elvis impersonators?
WatervieW Convention Centre in Bicentennial results. For lighting control he opted for a MA
Park at Sydney Olympic Park is a fabulous new Lighting grandMA.
venue specialising in every type of event “At first we were a little intimidated by the grandMA
associated with the corporate and private thinking it would be hard to operate as it has so
sectors. many features,” he revealed. “But once you start
Set amongst 40 hectares of serene parklands, using it you realize that it's a very easy console to
lakes and ponds, WatervieW can host events operate. It allows you to make changes on the fly
from 50 guests to 2000 guests in this protected which surprised us. The technical staff are very
environment and is a beautiful alternative to happy with it and the more we use it, the more we
the hustle of the city. like it.”
The entire venue space is pillarless and opens Martin Cyclo fixtures, the colour-changing
out onto undercover verandah's overlooking fluorescent with a slim design, were chosen to light
the park. the ceiling in a variety of colours. They flood the
Impact AV is the venue's audio visual company space with ever changing shades making the
with experienced technicians based onsite. ceiling a dramatic statemnt within itself. The Show Technology golf day always attracts lots of interest, the last one we held was no different. Over 50
Silas Creel, Impact's managing director, had “They're a nice looking fixture, have a nice range of
the task of making the venue as flexible as colours and they're low energy usage,” said Silas.
possible when choosing the lighting to be “They give a nice, soft light; it's a really attractive
installed. He turned to Show Technology for all look to the room.”
SHOWTECH GOLF DAY
people joined us for a day of fun and for some, serious golf! Another one will be planned soon.
his lighting needs. A lighting package that For moving heads Silas chose Martin MAC550's the
includes six Martin MAC550, eighteen Martin moving light with astounding graphics and
MX-10, fourteen Studio Due CityColors, animation, all wrapped within the award-winning
twenty-eight Martin Cyclos, two Studio Due design of the MAC 2000. Featuring motorised
CS1, forty Kupo Multipars and eighteen Kupo zoom, gobo motors and animation, the MAC 550 is
profiles provides Silas with endless lighting a small revolution in the world of quiet, mid-sized
“Each client has their own expectations of
what they want from a presentation and we ”I love them for their functionality, focusing
need to be able to cater to everyone,” he said. capability and special scene effect which is
“Having good vision to all the screens and absolutely awesome,” commented Silas. “Added to
having good lighting throughout the venue the Martin MX-10's, which are used to light tables
was paramount. The venue has many set up when in a dinner mode, we have a great Martin
options so we had to think ahead about package.”
cabling and patches. For example, as the A couple of the innovative Studio Due CS1 mobile,
walls are movable, we could have wall patch moving head Multi-Par fixtures offer the venue even
panels and had to go with floor pits.” more flexibility due to the four different lenses, for
Silas was on site installing the lighting and four different beam angles, that are provided.
audio for seven months to ensure optimum
Martin Cyclo’s in action
An initiative of Brisbane City Council, Brisbane
THE LOGIE Powerhouse exposes and celebrates the diversity
of contemporary arts in Brisbane and connects it to
AWARDS & MA
the rest of the country and the world.
A substantial upgrade of the lighting equipment
within this venue has begun with the purchase of a
MA Lighting grandMA console. In the near future
The 2006 TV Week Logie Awards, console is getting a bit old and tired but we liked the venue will also order a quantity of moving head
celebrating fifty years of Australian the fact that it has an outboard wing. We came up fixtures, a move that was taken into consideration
television, were held at Melbourne's Crown with a similar concept with the MA consoles using when choosing the new lighting control console.
Casino and for the first time grandMA was in the grandMA light and full size grandMA as one “We had a look at all the latest consoles on the
total control! control station so that I could also operate things market from the major suppliers and the grandMA
Channel 9's lighting director Rohan like the audience lighting as well. It worked really was clearly the best choice,” said Toby Hill, Senior
Thornton chose three full size MA Lighting well.” Technician at the Powerhouse. “We had to
grandMA consoles plus a grandMA light to Rohan describes the grandMA console as very consider not only the moving lights but other
control this important event that is telecast intuitive and he likes the way that it can be set up in technologies that we may use in the future such as
live to an estimated audience of 2.4 million. a variety of ways. LEDs and media servers. Of all the consoles that
“I learnt more about the grandMA console “The more I use the grandMA the better I am we looked at the stability of the grandMA was the
whilst doing the Commonwealth Games getting,” he stated. “It's really good for Media best; it didn't crash and it was very easy to get out of
Opening and Closing ceremonies and I Servers and has great networking capabilities.” any trouble we may have put ourselves into.”
knew it would be ideal for this event,” said Toby is particularly impressed by the user-
Rohan. “It was also readily available in the friendliness of the grandMA console.
required quantity. Our Compulite Sabre “For lack of a better term, I really like the way it
'thinks', he said. “Everything is very fluid with this
console, all very logical. It's not a confusing syntax
at all. Before I'd mostly used a Hog and the venue
housed an ETC Express console so the grandMA is
a big leap forward.”
Brisbane Powerhouse employs numerous lighting
operators for its abundant events and so it was
important to have a console that was quick and
easy to navigate. Whilst some operators, such as
Toby and his head electrician, are high calibre
lighting operators many of the casual staff are not
very familiar with high-end consoles.
“With the grandMA you can log different users into
the console and give them the access to only the
features you want them to access and that's
fantastic,” explained Toby. “I really like the way you
can customise your groups and set-up screens to
suit your personal tastes; the way you like to see a
show laid out before you. For events that are
SEBASTIAN community-style the ability for their operator to be
able to drive the console with only a channel fader
mode and to be able to lay the console out simply
so that they can understand it is a great benefit. You
Simon Aitkin, Phaseshift's Production said Simon. “The live time set ups are great, the
can lock them out of all the intricate features and
Manager, completed a nationwide tour for ability to do live preset times. I like having the
they can easily plot their show without much
English band Belle & Sebastian using the macros at a touch of a button and the touch
support from us. You don't have to spend hours
grandMA. The lighting for the tour was screens are great.
looking over their shoulders making sure they
designed by Simon and for this he found “The amount of display that you can get is really press the right buttons.”
the grandMA's visualiser software good. The grandMA can do a lot that Hogs can't.
extremely beneficial in fact he sold the Situated in the main theatre the grandMA will
The executor fader choices are quite good and the
design using the visualiser software! handle a wide variety of events including musicals,
timing is a lot easier than on a Hog. The UPS in it is
theatre, jazz festivals, cabaret, rock shows and
“I really liked having a lot of faders at your fantastic. I'm still touching the surface but so far I
fingertips, that's fantastic for live shows,” love it!”
Since the launch of the MAC 700 Profile late in excellent attendances at each. Before long the
2005, its success has been overwhelming. From MAC700 Wash began to appear on many high
day one, the product was specified on major profile gigs around Australia and world wide,
shows and events worldwide beginning with the Radiohead tour. Locally the
and helped Martin reaffirm its' product was an instant hit on TV and Corporate
leading market position as work.
provider of top performance “It's a great light fast and with good
colours,” commented Rohan
products. The MAC 700 What has made the MAC700 so successful? Thornton of GTV9 at the Melbourne
Profile outperforms many Flexibility has to be one reason. The product is launch. “The variable CTO is a
1200 Watt fixtures on the perfect for concert touring, corporate work, good feature for a wash light and it's
certainly bright. It's a big
market, and with its many product launches and exhibitions. Additionally, its improvement on the prototype I saw
features, smaller size, low noise level makes it equally relevant to the film, earlier in the year.”
lower weight, quieter television and theatre market, and also
operation and higher encompasses other areas with similar Lighting designer Paul Collison
modularity, it has proven to be a requirements such also saw the prototype and he too
champion. The Lighting Designers love their new as houses of was impressed by how much
further Martin, after listening to
tool and with the high specification rate and low worship. Designers feedback from the Australian
service requirements, it makes rental companies are very interested in lighting industry, had taken the
achieve minimal cost of ownership and maximum the MAC 700 Wash fixture.
return on investment. for their medium or
smaller shows, or
The new MAC 700 Wash is built on the same the shows where “I think the MAC700 Wash is a
fantastic fixture and it's perfect for
values and early in 2006 we previewed a prototype their budget is not our industry,” reported Tim Hall of
to an excited audience in Melbourne. The reaction enough to include Resolution X. They have a great
Daniel from Lots of Watts and Wini. output, nice colour temperature
was fantastic and the feedback valuable and by MAC 2000 fixtures.
and fantastic colour mixing
mid 2006 Martin had officially released the latest A smaller body, a lighter weight, a reduced price everything you'd want from a wash
addition to the MAC700 series. and a reduced output make it an alternative for the fixture.”
MAC 2000 Wash, yet still gives the Lighting
Designer a full palette of creative effects.
”We are pleased with the response from the
Today the MAC700 Series joins other MAC series market,” added Emmanuel Ziino, managing
stalwarts such as the MAC500 and 600, MAC2000 director of Show Technology. “Martin first sent us a
and MAC250 series as the basis of many protoype back in February this year and the
installations around the country. Most major rental Melbourne lighting community were one of the first
company's inventories throughout Australia in the world to see it. It is good to see that a lot of
include all or part of the MAC family of moving our feedback was used in adding features to the
Soren Storm Presenting the MAC 700 Wash in Sydney lights. unit. Martin has proved yet again that not only do
Expectations were high, but Martin guaranteed they develop world class products but they also
that lots of effort and work had been done to make Put simply, Martin MAC moving lights are the most listen to their customers!”
sure that they delivered the perfect companion to widely available and specified in the country (and
the MAC 700 Profile. And they did! Show the world), so while we can ramble on for ages we
Technology conducted dedicated product will let the results speak for themselves. We have
launches in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with compiled a small list of references below.
Launches held in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney.
We have collated a very small list of MAC references, with a heavy Australian focus, so that you get an idea of where and how Martin MAC moving lights are used daily. We have
tried to keep the list current so we are not quoting installations, tours or events performed years ago.
Tours - John Butler Trio UB40 Rolling Stones Veronicas Pete Murray Split Enz Yeah Yeah Yeahs Robbie Williams Pearl Jam Billy Joel Scissor Sisters Sigur Ros INXS
Kanye West Kylie Elton John Coldplay Deep Purple James Blunt Stevie Nicks Chris Isaaks U2 Joe Cocker Madonna Pink Radiohead Simple Minds The Bangles
Human Nature The Wiggles Guy Sebastian. Theatre - DustyBoy from Oz Eurobea t Priscilla Titanic We Will Rock You His Majesty's Theatre Perth Grease. TV - Wheel of Fortune
Deal Or No Dea l Dancing with the Stars Arias It Takes Two Dancing on Ice Foxtel CD Live Big Brother Australian Idol NRL Grand Final Channel 7 50 Years of TV Torvill and
Dean Dancing On Ice . Big Events - Commonwealth Games Anzac Military Tattoo Royal Easter Show Asian Games DOHA Eurovision Song Contest Rock Eisteddfods Hillsong
Conference Melbourne Grand Prix Ball NYE Sydney Harbour Bridge Big Day Out Gulf Cup Soccer Opening Ceremonies - Abu Dhabi Australia Day Concert - Canberra.
Installations - Powerhouse Museum Crown Casino Burswood Casino Star City Casino Australian War Memorial Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Westin Hotel Sydney
Hilton Hotel Sydney Four Seasons Hotel Hillsong Churches Planet Shakers Church.
BING - MR16’s
The world-wide trend for strip clubs to shed their one end.”
Baguette, the gracious suburban bistro in the
seedy image and move upmarket has finally Pulsar ChromaRange MR16 LED down lights are the Brisbane suburb of Ascot, has been a dining
reached Sydney's notorious Kings Cross with main lighting source in the venue, apart from three institution for the past thirty years.
the refurbishment of the legendary Bada Bing designer, suspended lampshades. Initially the
club. The Baguette logo, fashioned out of neon,
owners had planned on installing more lighting was already in place but the façade of the
The space is divided into a main area with a effects however once they saw the Pulsar lights they venue was overshadowed by a large tree.
mobile stage and the obligatory pole, a fairly decided that no more effects lighting was required. The owners wanted the venue more visible
large bar and then a smaller stage and pole to “I didn't look any further than the Pulsar range of LED without removing such a lovely, shady tree
wards the rear. This stage can be curtained off lighting because of their reputation and reliability,” and the idea of lighting the awning with LED
from the rest of the venue if required. To one declared Michael. “Darren McLanders from Show products was suggested.
side there are a couple of booths for private Technology showed me how to programme the LED
dancing. As a result two Pulsar ChromaStripX3 LED
lights. There are several programmes that are easy strips are placed on the wall of the restaurant
Michael Budge of Quantum Electrical has been to access and run although we usually have a whilst fifteen metres of Pro Shop LEDNeon
working with the Kings Cross strip clubs for moderately slow colour change running although Flex defines the edges of the awning.
around eighteen years and has noticed a move the speed increases as the night goes on. I've Finished in sleek extruded aluminium and
away from the tacky, underground situation chosen colours that work well with flesh.” available in 318, 614, 908 and 1204mm
which he believes has been necessary primarily The main dance stage is an ellipse shape reflected lengths the ChromaStripX3 is IP65 rated
because of licensing issues. by a corresponding ceiling bulkhead that is ringed making it ideal for this type of exterior
“The club owners have realised there is more by twelve Pulsar ChromaRange LED down lights installation. The ChromaStripX3 is available
money in these types of clubs with classy with the smaller stage serviced by eight of the in 10 degree (1WLEDs) and 20 degree (5mm
venues,” he said. “Prior to this renovation, Bada fixtures. LEDs) beam angles and allows the diners
Bing was just a dingy black hole with a stage at outside to be bathed in a huge variety of
colours. Control is via a Pulsar OutStation
The LEDNeon Flex is available in six colours
with this particular project utilising the blue
shade. Original neon is complicated to install
and fragile in nature but LEDNeon Flex is
easy to install, can be bent into any shape,
can be used indoor and outdoor and can
withstand tough environments.
With the introduction of exterior LED lighting,
supplied by The Production Shop, Baguette
is clearly visible to passing cars and potential
customers cruising the road for somewhere
The Chromastrip X3 is a new high out put RGB Strip from PULSAR.
It is available in 300, 600, 900 & 1200mm.
The Oxford Hotel in Bathurst, country NSW, has fixtures each of which features 18 high powered
been totally renovated bringing some city style LEDS. That way you get a bar that is illuminated in a
to the region. As well as a cool bar, stylish variety of colours, to match the dance floor lighting if
function areas and a restaurant the hotel you wish, yet does not detract from the dance rig.
features a super trendy nightclub which is The façade of the bar as well as the shelves behind,
packed every weekend. are transformed by the ChromaHearts into a
Whilst the action on the dance floor is colourful destination and the bar has become one
highlighted by a MEC truss full of lighting gear, big lighting feature in itself. Control of the sixty
all installed by DMC Sound & Lighting, the bar at ChromaHearts is via Pulsar ChromaZone
the other end of the room could easily get lost in controllers.
the relative darkness. How to attract attention to DMC also installed a large quantity of the Pro Shop
this corner without competing with the dance LED Pinspots into the venue where they are used to
floor lighting? highlight the fabulous trussing configuration and
Simple, install Pulsar ChromaHeart MR16 LED enhance the moving heads.
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