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Bill Berner Tells What He Likes and Dislikes About the Latest Development in Moving Lights
When presented with a challenge, lighting designer Bill Berner seeks out the right tool for the job. For the Sun Microsystems JavaOne developer's conference at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco in March, Berner was asked to light the stage for the keynote speakers. The major scenery, besides two large projection screens, consisted of two 120'-wide (36m) by 20'-high (6m) ribbon sweeps that curved throughout the space. Berner used 50 of the new Vari*Lite® VL1000 automated ellipsoidal fixtures to illuminate the ribbon backing. The VL1000 ERS, in one of its first major projects, allowed Berner to light right up to the edges of the screens without any colour bleeding onto them.
It's more than fair to say that with their hard-edge MAC2000, Martin has experienced an unprecedented success in the professional market. Well, now it has a partner. The MAC2000 Wash, an automated washlight with intense light output and full CMY color mixing, continues the Martin MAC tradition. Its a fixture that combines some of the best features of both the MAC2000 and the MAC600.
PLSN magazine review the MAC2000 Wash that is distributed in Australia by Show Technology.
Pigs WholeHog III
In development for more than four years, the Flying Pig Whole Hog III encompasses a multitude of features that the many users of Hog I and II have asked for, along with new tricks and treats from the UK Flying Pig team. On the eve of the products launch, PLSN Magazine asked Paul Sonnleitner, Director of Special Projects for High End Systems and Flying Pig, to put the bacon on the table.
WholeHog is distributed in Australia by Universal Lighting Audio www.ula.com.au
VL2402 and VL2202
This review, written by Bruce Jordahl, appeared in the American publication Pro Lights & Staging News. The High End Catalyst is distributed by Universal Lighting & Audio www.ula.com.au
ProSpot LX and ProWash LX
These two small MSD 250 lights, recently added to the Coemar catalogue, offer the same effects as the Tas (without the LX tag) versions, but with a new look and a much-improved management processor.
This review, written by J.P. Rolin, appeared in the world edition of Sono Magazine. Coemar is distributed in Australia by Coemar De Sisti www.cdaust.com
The High End x.Spot has a wide zoom range and multiple advances in technology.Features include: 4:1 Zoom Lens; High Light Output; Smooth CMY Colour Mixing; Variable Color Temperature Correction; LithoMotion Moving Media*; High-Precision Framing Shutters*; and Modular Construction for Easy Customisation
The x.Spot is distributed in Australia by Universal Lighting & Audio www.ula.com.au.
The review is written by Arnold Serame, a lighting designer and programmer who was most recently lighting director on Madonna's Drowned World tour.
The review appeared in the Amercican publication Lighting Dimensions.
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