The Victorian College of the Arts and Philips Selecon

Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Joseph Mercurio Lecturer in Performance Technology at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University of Melbourne turned to industry leaders Philips Selecon, when the VCA needed a substantial equipment upgrade. 

“One the great advantages of dealing with Selecon is Pete McKenzie he understands the unique environment of the University and the importance of supporting students,” said Mr Mercurio.

12 x SPX 19, 12 x SPX 26, 6 x SPX 36, 4 x SPX 15-35, 4 x SPX 25-50, 12 x 80v Rama, 20 x Rama 1200w and 4 x PL3.

Mr Mercurio said, “Lightmoves were very helpful in both tweaking the deal and ensuring all of the equipment arrived in a timely and orderly fashion.  Braham was keen to get some PL3s for the VCA and negotiated with Pete to get them into the deal for the money we had”.

The new lighting equipment will be spread around 4 venues making sure student lighting designers have the very best equipment for the productions at the VCA.  “It was like an early Christmas as the students unpacked and burnt in the new kit.  After the burn in the kit went straight out on to end of semester productions”.  The VCA is in a process of upgrading the technical facilities to ensure students have the very best equipment available.

“When researching for this purchase the PL3, 80v fresnels just leapt out as equipment that would be ideal for the students to have’, Mercurio said.  “Selecon offer a great product at a good price with excellent support.  We are very happy to have tem support the student outcomes”