CCPWA’s lighting has punters in a Trance

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2009

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The Trance Energy Festival 2009 has just finished touring the country with shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

The event is produced by ID&T and the creative team from Sensation and is based on the popular Trance Energy Events held in the Netherlands every year since 1999.

The Trance Energy show that hit Australian shores may have been scaled back but none of the impressive visual power that ID&T and Sensation are renowned for was lost. With headlining DJ’s like Judge Jules, Marco V, BT and Sander van Doorn Perth punters were in for something new in terms of dance festivals in Perth.

Perth’s Concert & Corporate Productions won the contract to design, supply and operate the lighting and vision for the Perth leg of the tour. Held in the Belvoir amphitheatre in the Swan Valley with a capacity of 5000 the event was bound to draw some interest from the industry and punters alike.

The staging for the event utilised a 12m x 12m scaffold tower with a fascia of 3m x 3m box truss grids arranged on the front of the scaff in a 4 x 3 arrangement. Truss and scaffold was supplied by Statewide Staging Perth.

The lighting system was designed by CCPWA’s Sean McKernan and operated on the night by Jason Place and Dean Gratwick. The rig consisted of 14 x Martin MAC2000 Profiles, 16 x MAC700 Profiles, 20 x Atomic Strobes, 22 x Pro Shop LED Honeycomb 72, 4 x Pulsar ChromaBanks, 6 x Studio Due CityColor 2500w, 5 x DWE 8 Lites, 14 x DWE 4 Lites, 30 x DWE 2 Lites, 4 x LED Multi pars and a Catalyst G5 Media server. Control was by 2 x MA Lighting grandMA’s networked with an MA on PC backup.

“The MA’s performed flawlessly and saved us heaps of time by networking the system,” said Jason “Also having the rig in a grid arrangement meant we could set up Bit Map Effects layouts for all fixtures. The Moles and the Atomics looked amazing when controlled by the Bitmap Engine.”