Lighting News


VDC Trading appoints US distributor

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

USA - VDC Trading, the company behind Van Damme cable, has announced a distribution agreement with Fingerprint Audio, a USA-based distributor of pro audio equipment for North and South America since 2009. The agreement sees Fingerprint Audio take on VDC’s entire range of Van Damme audio, fibre, data and video cables, including bulk, manufactured and packaged cables and act as distributor covering the entire USA market with immediate effect.
Commenting on the agreement, Niall Holden, CEO of VDC Trading, said, “Fingerprint are an excellent distribution partner for our Van Damme cable range in the USA. With their expertise in audio and MI, they are well positioned to extend our reach and penetration across the US national market. We are delighted to be working with the team.”
Josh Thomas, general manager of Fingerprint Audio, added, “Van Damme cable is known the world over as a leading, quality cable that provides unrivalled robustness and premium performance. Those values match perfectly with what Fingerprint Audio seeks in its brands, and we are proud to help bring Van Damme’s offerings to a new audience.”
(Jim Evans)


Rogue rules on We The Kings tour

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

USA - Like a warm summer breeze, the music of pop punk pioneers We The Kings has always been reassuring, pleasing and tinged with a sense of expectation. Beginning with their platinum breakthrough single Check Yes Juliet, on through We’ll Be A Dream (with Demi Lovato), the band has served up some of the most memorable let’s journey forth together love songs for the generation that came of age with the internet.
True to this breakaway spirit, We The Kings has set out on the road to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut album with an ambitious 37-city tour that began in Nashville on 17 February and will wrap up at the Slam Dunk festival in the UK. Travelling with the band on the US leg of this journey is a versatile road-friendly rig from New York-based Squeek Lights that is made up almost entirely of Chauvet Professional fixtures.
“We designed a compact, versatile, and impactful rig that would fit into all of the venues the band was scheduled to play and was also very roadworthy,” said Steve Kosiba, the Squeek Lights lighting designer who created the show. “We fit the entire rig in the band’s trailer for transport across the country. The only things in our rig that are not Chauvet are a haze machine and our controller.”
The fixtures in the We Are Kings US rig include Rogue R1 Washes and Nexus 4x1 4-cell COB RGB LED unit


GrandMA2 Light and a Pint at PLASA for Liteup

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

UK - Founded in 2006 by Central School of Speech & Drama graduates Kris Box and Marc Callaghan, Liteup Events is a company specialising in both live music and corporate events. The team at Liteup pride themselves on the quality of their customer service and being able to provide a comprehensive range of services including event production, technical support, equipment hire and concept design.
So, when Box and Callaghan discovered that they urgently needed a new lighting console for a client’s upcoming tour, they took the opportunity to visit the Ambersphere Solutions stand at PLASA where they discussed their requirements with Thor André of technical sales.
“When we went to PLASA, we knew that we wanted to invest in MA control, explains Box. “Whilst there we received a call that really gave us the green light to go ahead with an order. Having the opportunity to talk to Thor there and then made the whole process of securing the grandMA2 Light about as straightforward as it could be.”
Box goes on to describe his reasoning for investing in the desk: “We have always made our purchasing decisions based on what the current industry trends are, as well as taking into consideration what lighting designers actually want to use. For these reasons the grandMA2 Light was the ideal choice for us as it is a popular desk for lighting designers working


Spiiders & PATTs for Blue Rodeo

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Canada - Lighting designer Al Paquette was looking for some new and exciting fixtures to incorporate into his design for the current 1000 Arms tour by Canadian country rockers Blue Rodeo - and chose Robe Spiiders and PATT 2013s which were newly purchased by lighting vendor Apex Sound & Light from Ontario, Canada.
Al has worked with the popular band for the last six years, and this is the fourth full production tour he's done with them for which he created a totally original look and design. He knows what they are comfortable with onstage, "it's about setting the right mood and environment for the music," he explained.
Limited truck space was another consideration for this one, so getting maximum impact from a minimum number of fixtures was essential. Keeping this in mind he chose the 20 x Spiiders and five PATT 2013s.
The Spiiders were evenly positioned along the upstage truss with the five PATT 2013s on floor stands at various heights around the back.
The Spiiders created an "awesome" wall of light enthused Al, who used the central flower effect for highlighting the audience during some special punctuating moments.
The PATTs were dimmed down for most of the show, used for nice warm tungsten glow effects and - sparingly - as a blinder.
Prior to this tour, Al had been using another brand of LED wash light for a few years which was


Elation launches Artists series

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

USA - Elation Professional has introduced the Artiste DaVinci, a full-featured yet compact “theatrical grade” LED moving head spot luminaire and the first fixture in Elation’s new Artiste series.
“With Artiste DaVinci we put all the design features that creative LDs ask for in a small package,” states Eric Loader, sales director at Elation Professional. “It’s full-featured yet LED-based so it offers a complete palette for the creative designer in an energy-efficient design. This is really the ultimate performance fixture designed for the most demanding theatrical and stage applications and is an excellent example of our commitment to offer best-in-class price/performance ratio fixtures.”
The Artiste DaVinci produces a bright and highly efficient beam. An output of over 13,000 lumens is comparable to 700W discharge lamp fixtures, yet it does not require lamp replacements. Powerful enough to light a stage or set from even the highest trim height, a newly designed 300W LED engine (>7,500K) and advanced optics is at the heart of this enhanced performance and energy efficient luminaire that will shine through even on the largest stages.
Built to make the design task easier while allowing for more creative freedom, the Artiste DaVinci offers a variety of design features in a small package. Full CMY colour mixing gives a broad palette of col


Philips Lighting brings magical effects to Wicked

Monday, 27 March 2017

Australia - Philips Lighting reports that its LED stage lighting added to the drama and detail of an award-winning production of the hit Broadway musical Wicked at the historic Theatre Royal in Hobart, Tasmania.
In the role of both lighting designer and technical supplier was Gareth Kays of GK Productions, Tasmania's leading performance technology consultancy. His brief was to create an impressive, Broadway-style production on a comparatively small stage.
"One of my main challenges was disguising the ground support system which allowed lead character Elphaba to take flight during the number Defying Gravity," Kays explained. "I used Philips Showline SL BEAM 300fx moving head luminaires at full zoom for back lighting Elphaba as she rose into the air. Light radiated out from her, masking the mechanics and giving the impression she truly was flying. I used Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 luminaires to light the downstage in a dappled gobo wash, which added to the radiating backlit look."
Kays also used the Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300's advanced effects system and CMY colour mixing to bring the staging to life.
"In a lot of the scenes I used very strong colours and large gobo effects to create a magical storybook feel. I found the stock gobos in the Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 gave me plenty of creative options; I used the brick gobo for


DiGiCo At Large with Jack Whitehall

Monday, 27 March 2017

UK - Rental company Adlib continues its work with top comedians, having just supplied full production – sound, lighting and video – for Jack Whitehall’s sold out, three week At Large UK arena tour. The Liverpool based company previously supplied production for his ground-breaking 2014 arena tour, which was staged in the round.
Having appropriate production in the right proportions and places is a key to delivering comedy on a large scale. It is about presenting this very intimate and personal style of entertainment and communication in a way that ensures audiences in larger venues enjoy all the same essential experiences as a one-to-one scenario.
Steve ‘Patto’ Pattison mixed front-of-house, working with a strong team from Adlib including monitor engineer / sound crew chief Marc Peers and systems tech Tony Szabo, who was responsible for the precision and detail required to ensure that every seat in the house had crisp, clear and audible speech.
Patto’s console of choice was a DiGiCo S31 - a first time out with this particular product for both him and Tony - while Marc used an S21 for monitors. As only eight channels were being used, the tiny footprints of the consoles were an ideal mix of quality and size for the application.
The stage box was a DiGiCo SD-Rack This was connected via BNC coax cable from FOH to stage and run at 48K for fu


Strictly Come Dancing with ProPlex IQ

Monday, 27 March 2017

UK - The British TV show Strictly Come Dancing approaches its 15th season this year. Renowned for its visual razzmatazz, the show’s lighting depends on a vast network of data control, an essential component of which is the powerful ProPlex IQ Two 1616.
“We purchased an IQ 1616 Ethernet-DMX node last autumn for Season 14,” says Mark Newell, lighting gaffer and chief systems tech for the show. “It’s an integral part of a system incorporating two consoles and a media server, all outputting on the same network. We’ve been using the ProPlex node to output DMX for a grid of LED battens, pixel-mapped within the media server, and used to light any band extras or special props that the couples use during their dances.
“Because the consoles we use for Strictly have a limited number of outputs, we have to swap routing during the show. The ProPlex IQ 1616 is perfect for this job because we can easily change the routing very quickly using the large touchscreen display. Unlike other products of a similar nature, the large display on the IQ 1616 has all the information you need in a large font without having to go through lots of sub-menus to get to the required page.
“There is also an excellent web browser interface and both control options are very simple to use with no fuss. The 1616 really defines user friendly. In addition, to be able to p


PL+S: Avolites to showcase trailblazing integration

Monday, 27 March 2017

UK / Germany - Avolites will launch two software updates and showcase its trailblazing new developments in lighting and video integration at this year's Prolight+Sound 2017 in Frankfurt.
The British manufacturer will launch the full capabilities of its much-anticipated Ai v10 media server software, developed through real-world testing, and the latest Titan update, v10.1, which boasts a plethora of end user-centric new features that will ensure Avolites stays resolutely ahead of the lighting control curve. Avolites will be in Hall 3 Level 0 Stand E80 throughout the four-day event.
Ai v10 has been developed alongside some of the top names in the live event and installation sectors including the director of video production at Hakkasan, Ed Shaw, vice president of entertainment at Hakkasan, James Algate, and Knight of Illumination award-winning video designer for Coldplay, Ben Miles.
The update includes the integration of real time effects generator Notch and video sharing feature Spout, both of which were developed alongside Miles and video programmer Leo Flint for Coldplay's Head Full of Dreams tour.
BPM Sync is a new Ai v10 feature born from developing the custom integrated control system for the lighting and visuals at Hakkasan Group's JEWEL Nightclub in Las Vegas.
A new projection mapping tool, MeshWarp - features in the update. Born from t


PL+S: PRG XL Video plans significant presence

Monday, 27 March 2017

Germany - PRG XL Video will once again have a significant presence at this year's Prolight+Sound.
The action gets underway the evening before the show, with the presentation of the PRG XL sponsored Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), for which PRG is the overall technical service provider. The creative responsibility, as in previous years, will rest with Jerry Appelt and bright! As soon as the main Prolight+Sounds show opens, visitors to the Festhalle will be able to examine the stage used, including all the installations and effects, and attend regularly scheduled demo shows. This year, the music for the demo show was composed by the band FOXOS, who will also be performing live in the Festhalle.
One of the dominant themes of this year's event will be 360-degree streaming. Not only will the LEA gala be broadcast for the first time as a Full HD live stream over the Internet; using the right devices, it will also be possible to follow it as a 360-degree event. At the location itself, a 360°/3D virtual reality signal will be available. The equipment required for the VR moving images - including a Nokia Ozo 3D/360° camera - will be provided by the industry leading VR and media technology specialists, PRG Lab.
The 1,400 guests in the hall for the awards will have much to look forward to: in addition to the award winners in 15 event categories, the performance


PL+S: MA Lighting unveils new software

Monday, 27 March 2017

Germany - At this year’s Prolight and Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, MA Lighting will highlight the latest features and functionality of its dynamic range of lighting control solutions at the booths C51 and C61 in hall 3.0.
MA Lighting’s dot2 series, shows off its latest and newest software release - version 1.3. A host of new and exciting features will allow users to work even faster and more intuitively than before. Web remote access, more master speed fader, increased effects functionality, high priority playbacks and many more enhancements are now incorporated. The dot2 support team – including many real dot2 users - will be on hand to answer questions and introduce all the new features.
New software, version 3.3 for MA Lighting’s renowned grandMA2 lighting control solution, will illustrate numerous additional features and workflow updates. A major step in keeping the fixture libraries updated is the new online ’MA Fixture Share’ which is unlocked with this latest software version. Another major development is the fully re-worked partial show read functionality, as well as the new modes of DMX output function for the xPort Nodes, plus Offset for Pan/Tilt.
Furthermore, the MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) now has a completely reworked Warper functionality including pixel-exact U/V mapping and a snapshot / masking tools.
Hundreds of sm


Robe confirms Colombian distributor

Monday, 27 March 2017

Colombia - Czech moving light manufacturer Robe has announced AV Com as its new Colombian distributor.
Based in Bogota the vibrant capital of Colombia, AV Com is well known in the world of professional broadcasting, video and installations, and “ideally placed to move Robe forward in this key LATAM country,” says Guillermo Traverso, Robe’s regional sales manager for Latin America.
AV Com was founded in 1999 and is headed by Camilo Aranguren who has been in the show and entertainment industry all his working life since the age of 19. AV Com has a reputation as a top-level supplier to leading rental companies and installation projects. They already have several premium audio and video brands in their portfolio, including L-Acoustics, Avid, Sennheiser, Focal and Grass Valley and had been looking for some time for the right moving light brand to add.
“I have been watching Robe with interest for around the last four years” reveals Camilo, “I think the products are a perfect fit for our entertainment lighting division and for our customers in the various sectors.”
He thinks that Robe’s current product range will be ideal for the rental and staging, theatre and corporate event markets plus others.
There is intense competition in Colombia from cheaper Asian products, but Camilo is confident that the time is right and the market robus


Claypaky hits the road with Brantley Gilbert

Friday, 24 March 2017

USA - Country music star Brantley Gilbert has launched The Devil Don’t Sleep tour playing arenas in North America through early spring in the first leg. Nathan Alves and Howard Jones co-designed the show, which features Claypaky Scenius, Mythos 2, Sharpy and Stormy Strobe fixtures.
The tour supports Gilbert’s new album of the same name. Jones’ company, Nashville-based DCR, is supplying all of the show’s equipment; it has provided gear for Gilbert since before his first record deal. The tour marks Alves/Jones second collaboration for the artist.
The Devil Don’t Sleep is a departure in design from Gilbert’s recent tours. “In the past tours used truss structure to define a shape, like the motorcycle motif for last year’s tour,” Alves explains. “Now we’re using digital scenery with videowalls front and center. That gives us more flexibility to take him to a new creative environment for each song.”
The stage features five LED video surfaces. A 20 x 20ft LED is at centre with 15 x 20ft LEDs flanking them. Two extreme letterboxes, measuring 20 x 6ft each, are on the floor bookending the drums.
The lighting rig is the largest Gilbert has had, Alves notes. Its large complement of Claypaky fixtures consists of 36 Mythos 2, 34 Scenius, eight Sharpys and 14 Stormy Strobes.
Although a large portion of DCR’s inventory of Scenius


PVP panels add flexibility to CRUSH Dallas stage

Friday, 24 March 2017

USA - Versatility is a key ingredient in any lighting rig that Creative Production & Design builds for a multi-artist show. This was especially evident recently when the Austin, Texas-based company created a lighting and video show for CRUSH Dallas 2017, part of a four-city Insomniac production. Their immersive, high octane rig engaged the packed house at the South Side Ballroom, while also supporting the diverse musical styles of artists on stage, thanks in part to a massive collection of PVP X6IP LED video panels from Chauvet Professional.
“My business partner Justin Jenkins and I always try to make our show designs flexible and well rounded,” said Dan Wyatt of Creative Production & Design (CPD), who served as the production manager and designer on the project. “This event was no different. Not only did we have DJs like Yellow Claw that just need a table full of CDJs and a front video wall, we also had artists like Keys N Krates that perform with keyboards, drum kits, and more on a separate riser setup. We put everything on rolling risers and casters so it could be moved around to accommodate what each artist needed to make the best fan experience.”
At the centre of the rig and providing a consistent, but always changing, visual element was a massive PVP X6IP video wall set behind a 21' tall by 24' wide heart-shaped truss structure. “Our l


Elite Multimedia joins Cole Swindell on tour

Friday, 24 March 2017

USA - Quickly becoming on the of the hottest stars in country music today, Cole Swindell has recently set out on the What the Hell World Tour with fellow country music superstar Dierks Bentley. Fresh off his very successful Down Home Tour, Swindell and his production team were looking for a fresh tour design to take on the road in 2017.
Once again working with tour provider Elite Multimedia, production manager James “Mo” Butts began the process of finding the ideal tour design and in the end, it was the creativity of Sooner Routhier at SRae Productions that was chosen to highlight the Academy of Country Music award winner.
“When we started outlining the new tour design we chose four designers that we really felt were doing great work and asked them to submit design proposals for a completely new production design,” began Butts. “As an artist, Cole loves video and it’s a primary request in his designs. He also likes a wooden, industrial look to his tours, and Sooner really did a great job of applying her own interpretation to the design requirements for a creative, new tour design.”
“With the set design, we were inspired by wooden and metal architectural elements. We wanted to find creative ways to incorporate those into the staging,” said Routhier. “Rule number one in scenic lighting is ‘light the scenic’. We did so with small L


Chauvet celebrates new facility In Mexico

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Mexico - Chauvet Mexico has opened a new office, warehouse, service centre and showroom facility in response to “rapidly increasing demand for its products among dealers and rental houses”.
Speaking at the ceremony, Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet, thanked Carlos Zamora de Martino, general manager of Chauvet Mexico, and the entire Chauvet team. “The hard work, enthusiasm and talent that so many people have devoted to Chauvet Mexico has been remarkable,” he said. “We know that the tremendous results that we have achieved in Mexico the past year could not have been possible without contributions from so many people, and we deeply appreciate their efforts.”
Over 100 assembled guests representing dealers and production houses joined Albert and Berenice Chauvet at the grand premiere festivities, which featured a buffet dinner, speeches and DJ entertainment.
Another highlight of the evening were two light shows: one from Chauvet Professional, designed by well-known LD “Chucho” Guevara, and the other from Chauvet DJ, designed in house. After each show, guests were invited to interact with the designers and have individual fixtures that were used in the show run independently.
“The shows were not only entertaining, they were a great learning experience,” said Berenice Chauvet, vice-president of Chauvet. “Most importantly, this event


Bandit lights Youth Evangelism Conference

Thursday, 23 March 2017

USA - The Nashville Municipal Auditorium hosted the Youth Evangelism Conference in March. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for the event for Orchestrate Experience with lighting designer Trey Meares and Orchestrate Production director Alex Fleming. Featured guests included Dave Edwards, The Skit Guys, Luke MacDonald and the YEC Worship Band.
Due to the audience size and the nature of the conference, Meares created an 'in the round' setup to an end stage in the arena, giving attendees the maximum amount of impact, while still being mindful of the calling of the conference. “Lighting always has the ability to drive the ‘mood’ of the room, and I make an effort to not let the technology overpower the message that is being delivered by the organisation,” Meares shared.
“On the other hand, lighting can make the room exciting for the attendees and can also be used to draw attendees into a more serious moment. It is essential to let the message speak for itself, but the lighting can complement what is being said.”
To drive that impact, Meares used a carefully crafted design that could emphasise both the collective worship moments for the audience and the noted speakers. VL 3000 Spots provided front light, delivering both widespread coverage and flipping over for beam looks in the crowd. Philips Nitro 510 C fixtures washed the crowd in lig


Claypaky shines at Swarovski Festival of Light

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Austria - World renowned lighting designer Björn Hermann employed 60 x Claypaky Mythos2 and 20 x Claypaky Supersharpy2 to deliver two titanic light sculptures as part of global crystal producer Swarovski's Festival of Light, hosted at their seven-hectare fantasy park Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) in Wattens, Austria.
Lead creative agency for Festival of Light was Berlin-based international creative production company StudioNOW, who originated the project's concept. StudioNOW worked alongside Hermann and German art collective phase7 to create an adventure park of sound and light that included the two colossal light sculptures crafted by the beams of Claypaky's award-winning long-throw arc lamps. The Mythos2 and Supersharpy2 fixtures were supplied to the event by German event production and rental specialist satis&fy.
"The inspiration for the project came from the reflections in Swarovski's world-famous crystals, which gave us the idea of transforming the whole area of Swarovski Crystal Worlds into an enormous light crystal," explains Sven Sören Beyer, the founder and artistic director of phase7. "A huge light sculpture encompasses the whole park, uniting the individual elements into a single artwork that makes Swarovski Crystal Worlds shine in a new light."
Creating this overarching light element were 60 of the highly advanced, multi-aw


White Light is Out of Order for UK theatre tour

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

UK - Winner of the 1991 Olivier Award for Comedy of the Year, Ray Cooney’s Out of Order is making a triumphant return to the stage. Starring television favourites such as Shaun Williamson and Sue Holderness, this classic farce will now embark on a nationwide tour. White Light is providing the lighting equipment on this production.
Out of Order tells the story of Richard Willey, a Government Junior Minister, whose plans to spend the evening with one of the opposition’s typists go disastrously wrong. This revival is being produced by Tom O’Connell and the lighting designer is Jack Weir. He comments, “Out of Order is a purposefully over-the-top, hilarious farce and typical of Ray Cooney’s work. The show takes place in real time, in the one location of a hotel room overlooking the London skyline. My role was to light the action and highlight the farcical elements which pervade throughout.”
He adds: “The set features several doors (with characters frequently coming on and off stage) and this really drives the action of the piece. Therefore, on a practical level, I had to ensure the play had enough coverage and that we believed the environment which designer, Rebecca Brower, had created.”
To achieve this, Jack drew on WL’s extensive equipment range to achieve his design. He comments: “I specifically chose the Marti


PL+S: Proteus headlines stellar line-up for Elation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Germany - The new Proteus line of IP-rated arc-source moving heads will headline an outstanding line-up of lighting innovations for Elation Professional at this year’s Prolight+Sound exhibition.
Both the Proteus Beam and Proteus Hybrid are now available. Proteus is a next-tier product line of IP-rated moving lights built specifically to empower designer creativity. Compact, robust and budget-friendly, Proteus fixtures are designed to unleash creative vision and excel under any conditions, says the company.
Proteus will debut alongside other Elation innovations like the new Artiste DaVinci, a full-featured and high-output theatrical-grade LED moving head spot luminaire. A number of other cutting-edge products are set to impress as well including the new Platinum 1200 Wash, Elation’s brightest LED wash to date, and the flexible seven-colour Platinum Seven LED wash luminaire.
Elation’s Fuze series of full-colour LED wash luminaires with zoom – classic Fresnel-looking wash lights with an extremely homogenised field of light and a lens face that appears as one colour instead of individual LED diodes – has proved popular since launching last fall. Visitors to Prolight+Sound will have their chance to see both moving head and IP65-rated PAR versions. Also featuring will be the Rayzor 360Z, a compact LED beam/wash moving effect with zoom.


Colour Sound Experiment migrates with Bonobo

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

UK - Colour Sound Experiment supplied a lighting and video floor package for the latest run of live shows by talented music producer Bonobo (Simon Green), with a new lighting look for the stage designed by Will Thomas.
The tour is in support of Bonobo’s recent UK Top 5 album, Migration, released in January on independent label Ninja Tune Records. Will Thomas has previously worked on Bonobo’s extensive Black Sands and The North Borders tours, which culminated at the end of 2014 with a sell-out show at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Will has produced an energising and refreshing show to match the vibe of the music of Migration and its transitory themes. A major starting point for this was the visual material commissioned by Bonobo and produced by Strangeloop from LA, who also created the screen design which brought an architectural presence to the stage.
It was largely left to the ingenuity of Will and technician / rigger James Hind – with support from others at Colour Sound.
Enjoying a great working relationship with Colour Sound, Will and James started building structures in the warehouse and experimenting with different ideas for five individually supported LED screens.
The route they chose utilised six Guil Engineering UKL 800 XL tower lifts which were rigged with assorted trussing pieces to which the screens were then a


Going green on St. Patrick’s Day with Chauvet

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

USA - Most of the fans who turned up at The Holding Company to hear a St. Patrick’s Day concert by the popular Irish band The Fooks were appropriately dressed in green. They weren’t alone. The well-known Ocean Beach music venue was also adorned in brilliant emerald, thanks to some imaginative lighting by Matt Collier and a collection of fixtures from Chauvet Professional and Chauvet DJ.
The touring LD for Brothers Gow, Collier took time off from the road to light the San Diego nightspot. He transformed its stage and exterior into a sea of green using Rogue R1 Spots and SlimPAR 64 par-style fixtures. “The Rogues and SlimPARs both render excellent greens, so it was pretty easy to create something that looked good,” he said. “It added to the spirit of the evening. Everyone wears green on St. Patty’s Day, but we got the whole building green, so it stood out.”
Collier positioned four of the Rogue fixtures on risers and used them for aerial lighting. “The output from the Rogues was great enough that I could give the stage a green glow with two of them,” he said. “At times, I would use the other two Rogues to create orange, so I had the green and orange of the Irish flag.”
The 16 SlimPAR 64 RGB fixtures in Collier’s rig were used to wash the exterior of The Holding Company building in green. “I put six SlimPARs on crank stands to the


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