Showtime for Martin MAC101’s

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2011

Melbourne’s newest function space Showtime Events Centre located on South Wharf offers the perfect environment for corporate functions, personal celebrations and special events.

Showtime, formerly known as “Shed 11”, has been meticulously restored over the past few years. What was once an industrial installation has become a lively and stylish venue for the denizens of Melbourne. The venue’s heritage gives it a unique atmosphere; contemporary, yet distinctly established. Many original features have survived the shed’s recent history, such as the roof trusses, the chamfer timber posts, the timber buffer boards along the lower section of the wall and the beautiful detailing on the eaves. As well as Showtime’s unique interior decoration, the custom-built bar features exquisite overhead chandeliers and polished features.

Light Dimensions has been appointed as the in-house lighting supplier and managing director Dean Phillips immediately turned to Show Technology to supply quality product for such a quality venue.

“I’ve known and trusted Emmanuel Ziino and his team for a long time,” commented Dean. “We’ve been a Martin reseller for about ten years as you just can’t go wrong with their products. I was one of the first to buy the MAC301 fixtures and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the MAC101!”

Consequently Dean specified twenty-four MAC101 as well as six MAC250 Entours and six MAC250 washes. The MAC101 is a remarkably small, super light and easy-to-use LED moving head wash light with an amazingly bright beam for such a compact luminaire. It features rapid movement and calibrated colours with a low price tag that allows for revolutionary set, stage and decorative lighting design.

“I love the MAC101s because of their size, weight and speed, as well as their amazing light output,” Dean elaborated. “They have been great for table lighting in this venue. Their low power consumption and the easy cabling is a bonus and I also like the fixture’s narrow beam. As with all Martin products, they have been very reliable with no problems at all.

“The MAC250 Entours are just so versatile with a great range of gobos and rich colours. They are also light and easy to rig. The MAC250 Washes are great too – bright, nice beam angles and they’re reliable.”

For control in the venue Dean installed a MA Lighting grandMA ultra-light.

“Again, like Martin, MA Lighting is a reputable brand that we find people want,” added Dean. “The grandMA ultra-light can manage all the different types of lighting and digital lighting fixtures and seems to appear on all the riders. It’s a popular and proven console so it’s easy to find operators. And of course the service and back up from Show Technology is second to none.”