Robe Shows Planetshakers The Powa

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2009

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Powa Productions rocked the Planetshakers Conference, an annual conference aimed at empowering youths and young adults from around the globe.

Planetshakers Conference is a Christian Conference which has emerged as Melbourne’s number one Christian Conference bringing in 25,000 youths to Melbourne each year. Powa Productions were brought in to supply all the stage lighting to house this mammoth event.

The Robe lighting rig was designed by Simon ‘Junior’ Johnson of Powa Productions producing an impressive creative design for this event. Junior used over 80 fixtures from Powa’s Robe inventory consisting of 6 x ColorSpot 2500EAT, 16 x Robe ColorWash 1200AT, 16 x ColorSpot 700EAT, 24 x ColorSpot 575AT and 16 x ColorWash 575AT. In addition 10 iLED Star Drapes were used as a back drop behind the stage.

Over 50 Blinders were used above the stage in between sets in conjunction with the Robe Hazers and iLED Source 36 Par Cans illuminating through the haze on stage, giving a rich glowing ethereal effect. An additional 6 x ColorSpot 250AT and 4 x ColorWash 250AT were used to complete the rig. “Powa Productions has invested in a large quantity of Robe fixtures due to their reliability and performance,” says Junior. “The reliability of the 575 and 250 fixtures are especially great, as these lamps are just work horses and they just seem to keep going and going what ever environment you put them through”.

The lights were arranged depending on their lamp power – with the ColorWash 1200’s out front and in the roof, the ColorSpot 700EATs on rear truss and ColorSpot and Wash 575’s coming down the legs and on the floor. A few ColorWash 1200’s were positioned along the back of the stage for some movement, when Junior needed the sheer light power to cut through the rig with colour. Two Hog 3’s were used to drive the fixtures. One running all the lighting fixtures and the other running Arkaos outputting to 100 LED Panels arranged over the back wall.

“Everyone was over the moon with the rig and the way the Robe’s worked together, says Junior. “I’ve been very happy with the fixtures. The ColorSpot 2500EAT worked really well on the front truss allowing me to wash the stage in gobo’s then zooming right in for specials at certain times. The Zoom on the 1200 Wash’s is unbelievable as I can wash the entire audience with only 6 fixtures! The gobo selection in the 700’s and the matching of colour temps between them and the 575’s made it very hard to depict the difference in fixtures as you moved down the rig. I’m always keen to spec Robe movers whenever possible – they are such great lights.” concludes Junior.