Marjan TV Upgrades Studios to Cutting-Edge LED Lighting rigs with Spotlight’s fixtures

Wimbledon, London-based Marjan Television Network, one of the leading broadcasters to the Persian-speaking world, has just completed a major refurbishment of its four-studio complex to cutting-edge new LED lighting rigs featuring a wide range of fixtures among which Spotlight’s .
Marjan broadcasts a wide range of entertainment programmes, which are transmitted to 25 million viewers across the globe. These include Persian-language versions of well-known British favourites such as The X Factor, Come Dine With Me and Spitting Image, as well as producing several hours per day of live output programming from its studios.
Designed so that all four of the studios can be controlled from a single gallery, Marjan’s brief was multifaceted from both a technical and aesthetic perspective. The facility needed to be flexible to accommodate the wide range of productions, whilst maintaining a contemporary feel. Inherent within this was the requirement for the installation to be energy-efficient with, at its core, a lighting package which was multi-purpose and delivered good colour rendition on camera.
Ian Muir, who heads up AC-ET’s specialist Film & TV sales division, oversaw the supply – working closely with Marjan to ensure that the equipment met all of their technical requirements. Ian specified a variety of LED lighting solutions, including 22 soft light fixtures, over 100 Spotlight Fresnels and some linear lamps – to provide a range of tuneable white LED luminaires suitable for the studio lighting.

Jean Luc Neale, Lighting & Vision Engineer for Marjan commented: “We have high production values and make a wide range programmes, which are broadcast to audiences all over the world from these four studios. Because content ranges from news and interviews to dynamic entertainment shows, it’s really important that the new lighting rigs are flexible, easy to set up and control, whilst also being reliable, low maintenance and with low operating costs. AC-ET presented a wide choice of options and an integrated solution that didn’t just include the lighting fixtures themselves, but the accessories, cabling, clamps and support that we needed.”

A big thanks to our friend and distributor for the great project and reference.

Source: www.ac-et.com

LDI 2017: Las Vegas, 17-19 November 2017

Big upgrades for small fixtures:the Greenline Architectural range from Spotlight has been upgraded to match the level of our Pro Stage Fixtures.

What’s New:

  • Large LCD screen with 180 degree inverting display
  • 3 function modes (1 to 3 Ch)
  • Buffer time adjustment
  • DMX different dimming curve options
  • 500Hz to 20kHz PWM frequency tuning
  • Fan speed mode
  • Boost function

Come and see the largest range of LED Fixtures, 3W to 450W: Fresnel, Profile, Followspot and Cycs for the Opera, Theatre and Pro Entertainment.

All with Manual, Pole Operated or Motorized yokes.

 

See you soon in Vegas @ Spotlight’s Booth #1785.

The Leys School upgrades its Theatrical Facilities with Spotlight LED Fresnels

UK – Prestigious Cambridge-based co-educational boarding and day school, The Leys has recently upgraded the drama technical facilities of its purpose-built theatre and performing arts centre with the latest energy-efficient Spotlight Green Line white LED Fresnels. 

Established in 1875 and located in one of the world’s leading cultural and academic cities, The Leys offers its pupils excellent opportunities to achieve the exceptional. Each year the school’s pupils put on a diverse and exciting roster of drama performances and music concerts, ranging from large-scale West End musicals and popular classics to challenging contemporary works

The Leys’ drama department is situated in the superb Great Hall, which at its heart features a 337-seater multi-purpose performance theatre. The venue operates as a professional-standard ‘teaching theatre’, with pupils involved in all aspects of productions – from stage to everything behind the scenes.

As part of an ongoing upgrade of the theatre’s lighting to keep the equipment up to date and move towards greener, more energy-efficient technical facilities, the venue’s Theatre Manager, Paul Durose contacted A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET), Spotlight’s exclusive UK distributor, when he was looking to replace the existing conventional Fresnels / PC white lighting fixtures with modern LED equivalents.

Paul had previously worked with AC-ET to upgrade the theatre and main drama studio’s PAR and Profile fixtures to full colour-changing LED versions, so he approached them again to recommend several suitable white fixtures from their extensive portfolio of theatrical LED solutions.
The company’s specialist Lighting sales division arranged for an onsite trial of various product options, after which Paul chose Spotlight Green Line FresneLED 200W and FresneLED Compact 100W, Warm White Fresnels.

He commented: “Over the past few years we have invested in an all-LED ‘standard rig’ for both our main theatre and drama studio. We had been looking for an affordable, good quality warm-white LED Fresnel. In my opinion, the Spotlight units offer this at a good price. They produced the best results out of the various LED fixtures we trialled, and deliver a very smooth and even coverage, with no compromise to the quality of light. As well as complementing the rigs’ RGB LED units, they work well with our additional theatre stock of 1.2 kW, conventional white fixtures. The Spotlight Fresnels are contributing towards a total reduction in the standard rigs’ energy consumption of over 80% since we fully switched to LED.”

The high-efficiency 200W, FresneLED 200 fixture provides the output of a 1,000W incandescent tungsten lamp, with an extra-long life of more than 30,000 hours. The unit also has an adjustable fan speed, for ultra-quiet operation during noise-sensitive productions. Featuring the same core benefits, the 100W FresneLED Compact has a shorter enclosure, making it an ideal space-saving solution for installations. Despite its size, it can zoom from a 12° spot to a 75° extremely even flood.

Source: AC-ET website

For more info:  sales@ac-et.com

Spotlight at Greek Theatre in Taormina for Maria Callas Memorial

The last 16th of September at the Greek Theatre in Taormina, the Opera Gala “Maria Callas Memorial” took place, an evening organized to celebrate the 40 years since the demise of the soprano, with the performance of the arias, romances and ouvertures related to the Melodrama , but above all the repertoire of the well-known singer. Many international music stars attended the event accompanied by a pianist and three soprano.

To highlight the fascinating architecture, G.E.C.A. Service used two asymmetric Spotlight CYC LED RGBW 300W LED floodlights.

Sapuppo of G.E.C.A. explains the setup used for the event: “The opera gala was created by the Bellinian festival under the guidance of the artistic director Enrico Castiglione. For this particular setup we used Spotlight Cyclorama LED luminaires to highlight the theater’s architecture, while on the sides we placed 8 amber and blue Pars and 200W white quartz to illuminate the niches. As far as the front was concerned, there were a number of Spotlight 2000 fixtures as well as some Par and Special Profiles for specials. ”

A few days later, a similar setup was used for an important histology and anatomy congress. The ceremony, with the scenery by Taormina Arte, took place at the ancient theatre where the Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina performed. Also for this event, as already experienced on other occasions, the G.E.C.A. team managed to excellently illuminate the structure using only six luminaires, including the two Cyc LED 300 also used for the previous event.

CYC LED 300 RGBW DMX is a GreenLine floodlight with RGBW source and a special LED temperature control and management system for maintaining the optimum operating ranges. There is also the option of colour temperature control (CCT) that remains constant during the dimming. The innovative optically designed system allows to fully illuminate a 6 meter wide and 7 meters high surface, positioned at a distance of just 1.5 meters from the backdrop.

Aida at Greek Theatre in Taormina

Since the 1950’s, the Greek Theatre in Taormina has been used as an outdoor facility for various shows ranging from theatre to concert, from the awards ceremony of David of Donatello to symphony concerts, from opera to ballet.

Since 1983, it is home to Taormina Arte, an event that takes place every year during the summer, to the Teatro Musica and to the Taormina Film Fest.

In the evocative setting of the Ancient Theatre the Taormina Opera Stars festival this year presented a popular Italian melodrama: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida.

The production, entirely private, is the work of the Aldebaran Association, chaired by Antonio Lombardo, Maurizio Gullotta and Franco Barbera with Davide Dellisanti as Artistic Director.

The Service G.E.C.A. of Claudio Mazza, Giuseppe Sapuppo, Giuseppe Sterrantino e Vincenzo Bambara is the technical partner of the Ancient Theatre of Taormina in the management of theatre performances and various festivals. For over 20 years, to light the scenes and to make the most of the theatrical architecture, they use Spotlight luminaires.

For Aida they installed:

  • 20 2500W halogen fixtrures (VAR 25)
  • 24 1000W halogen floodlights (DOM 1000)
  • 110 PAR
  • Spotfilter filters

while to control the signal they chose Compulite dimmers and converters.

PLASASHOW: London, 17-19 September 2017

From September 17th to 19th Thomas Nell, lighting designer and Spotlight’s product specialist, and our local distributor A.C. Entertainment Technologies will be waiting to meet you at booth E40.

Come and be amazed by the new LED fixtures by Greenline, including the cyclorama CYCLED 300 RGBW and the 450W LED family with the new profile PR 450 RGBW.

To fix a meeting or for more info, please contact Thomas Nell at nellt@spotlight.it

See you soon in London!

PROLIGHT+SOUND NAMM 2017: Moscow, 14-16 September 2017

Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia is a 3-days event being held from 14th September to the 16th September 2017 at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre in Moscow, Russia. Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia is the International Trade Fair of Technologies and Services for Entertainment where you can “see and touch with your hands” our new LED fixtures by Greenline, including the cyclorama CYCLED 300 RGBW and the 450W LED family with the new profile PR 450 RGBW.

For more info, please contact sales@spotlight.it or our local distributor ДОКА Центр/DokaCenter

See you soon in Moscow!

Spotlight is touring in Canada

Our Canadian distributor AVL Media Group is coming out with 2 great roadshows and the widest range of LED professional fixtures for Theaters and Entertainment:

  • 1/Sept. @ Sony Sound Stage, Toronto
  • 14-15/Sept. @ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Vancouver

Spotlight has melted the ice for the new Sky Rink Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thanks to Spotlight and Movievision, a new day has dawned for the previously named, Carlton Sky Rink, but this time without the ice.

The strong collaboration between Spotlight and Movievision allowed a Sky Rink Multi-Purpose Facility to create a cutting-edge television and film studio within the Carlton Centre district: a space to encourage engagement from the film industry, both locally and abroad.

For this great project Spotlight has been chosen as the main supplier for the entire LED lighting system, designing and manufacturing more than 250 fixtures of Greenline, the widest and most powerful range of LED luminaries on the market:

– Fresnel LED 100/200/450 watt with Pole Operated system
– Profile LED 250 watt with Pole Operated system
– Cyclorama LED 300 watt

The lighting and control systems provided allow the space to be subdivided in six or more areas that can be used individually or simultaneously.

While looking forward to the upcoming “go live” of the Studios, Spotlight displayed the full GreenLine range at the Movievision’s booth during Mediatech at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg.