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Claypaky Sharpys Beam Cheek Ski High in Finland

Finland – More than 60,000 fans packed into Finland’s Lahti ski jump stadium over two nights to experience rapper Cheek perform special farewell shows. The sheer scale of the shows prompted the promoters to call them ‘Finland’s biggest concert production to date’. They marked Cheek’s retirement from the music industry, with his final performance broadcast on national TV to an audience of one million.

The production was a huge undertaking. A special amphitheatre-shaped venue was constructed under the imposing ski jump slopes. More than 1,000 square metres of video screen surrounded the stage, creating a 60-metre wide wall. The backbone of the ambitious lighting design was created using 155 Claypaky Sharpys.

Pekka Martti
served as lighting designer for the shows, alongside Ari Levelä, who also designed the stage and video walls. The duo has been working with Cheek since early 2017.

“I always come back to Sharpys, especially for outdoor shows, because they are so powerful,” says Martti. “Strong beams created the base of the whole lighting show – I used the Sharpys’ laser-like beam to create mountains of fly-in and fly-out effects on the stage, out into the audience and through the air. The ‘ACL’ style big beam effects I could achieve with the Sharpys looked really great on the large stage and in the surroundings.”

The staging for the two shows was inspired by the hugely successful Game of Thrones TV series, featuring a ‘castle’ structure enhanced by the huge video walls.

“Due to the brightness of the LED panels, I needed a fixture that could cut through with a lot of punch,” Martti continues. “Many of his songs are very different from each other, so colour played an important role in changing the look of the whole stage.

“In fact, I believe that one of the best features of the Sharpy is the colours, compared to other beams which have a fixed colour wheel. Everybody was really happy.”

The Sharpys were rigged on H Frames around the stage, in configurations of four to 11 fixtures. The Claypaky fixtures were supplied by Bright Finland.


Claypaky exhibits the future of show lighting at LDI

Las Vegas - Claypaky presented many interesting new products this year at LDI, a show which has become an unmissable event for lighting professionals over the years. Moreover the Knight Of Illumination Awards, conceived and sponsored by Claypaky, was held for the first time ever on American soil.

No less than five Claypaky lights made their début on the American market, two of which were exhibited for the first time ever in the world. Let's look at them together.

AXCOR: the award winning LED light "line"
The Axcor line won the Gold Star Product Award at LDI for "Best New Line of LED-Sourced products". This prize is awarded by a jury appointed by Professional Lighting & Staging News (PLSN), one of the most renowned and appreciated magazines for the entertainment trade.

Claypaky Axcors are LED moving heads which bring together all the most advanced technologies in each field: precision micro-mechanics and optics, powerful reliable electronics and software, advanced lighting technology, and a pleasant ergonomic design. The family now consists of eleven models able to provide different output powers and cover all areas of application: they range from the 110 watts of the Axcor Beam 300 to the 880 watts of the Axcor Profile 900, and include the brand new  AXCOR PROFILE 600 and AXCOR PROFILE 400, which are technologically advanced spotlights with shutters.

This versatility meets the needs both of large production companies and small service firms, by ensuring consistency and constant manufacturing quality throughout the various power ranges. In addition to versatility on the power front, the functions available are also versatile, since all the lights in the main classes come in two versions: a model that favours light output, suitable for touring and events, and a model that favours colour rendering (CRI 90), essential for places where light quality is a fundamental requirement.

For more information about the AXCOR range, download the catalogue HERE
See an Axcor 300 demo show HERE

AXCOR SPOT 400:
the new LED spotlight which outperforms all other units in its category
One of the lights that made its world début at LDI was the Axcor Spot 400. This compact, bright, moving LED spotlight, complete with all the devices needed for exceptional visual effect projections, enters the medium power market. The sheer number of possible effects and combinations is unmatched in its category: 2 rotating dichroic glass gobo wheels, with a total of 14 rotating gobos, an animation disc, a rotating prism, a power-driven iris, a 16-bit dimmer, and an incredible 5.5° to 55° zoom. Moreover it has some advanced tools for colour management, based on a CMY system with linear CTO and 6-colour wheel.

SHARPY PLUS:
The Full Hybrid Revolution
(the true full hybrid: 100% beam light, 100% spotlight)
The SHARPY PLUS is the first 100% hybrid unit capable of being both a perfect beam moving light and a perfect spotlight. It fits a new discharge lamp with very high light output, the Osram Sirius 330W X8, and weighs only 21.6 kg (about 47.6 lb). All of its functions are extremely rapid. A 3° to 36° (1:9) zoom covers the entire range linearly, both in SPOT and BEAM mode. This feature makes the SHARPY PLUS unique on the market. In beam mode, the Sharpy Plus is capable of an extraordinary light output of over 300,000 lux at a distance of 10 m (about 10.9 yards).

ADB wins “Best Debuting Product” in the lighting category
ADB Stagelight, Claypaky's theatre brand, won - outright - the prestigious LDI Award for the Best Debuting Product in the Lighting fixture category, with its new ART CENTRIC LIGHTING line for museum lighting.

The judges wrote:
“Art Centric Lighting has created a tunable white light fixture for lighting works of fine art with sensitivity and class. The spot or wash with a CRI of 97 is controllable via Bluetooth, changing the way you’ll look at works of art”.

Simone Capeleto, ADB's CEO, was thrilled: "The basic principle of ART Centric Lighting is to respect the works of art, which become leading players like actors on a stage. It is no coincidence that the small ART Centric Lighting units are true miniaturized theatre lights: they are made by ADB, a well established company in the theatre world. They are not just "luminaires" with an elegant, non-invasive design; they are fixtures with professional optical units that generate a high quality light, which can be modulated".

Art Centric Lighting literature:
website | brochure

During LDI, the curtain went up on the Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA). The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony with a gala dinner.

Three hundred professionals from the world of entertainment saw 18 lighting designers and video designers be awarded the title of "knight of light" for their creative talent in three categories: Theatre, Live for Broadcast, and Concert Touring & Events. The winners in each category were selected by a completely independent jury, where each member was an expert in their own field.

These awards were created by Claypaky eleven years ago as an event to celebrate British lighting designers. Since then, the Knight Of Illumination Awards has grown to become the most important show lighting event in the UK, and has attracted the attention of American designers as well.

In conjunction with Informa, the renowned American communications company that organizes LDI, Claypaky brought the Knight Of Illumination awards to the United States for the first time, where it was an immediate huge success.  American lighting designers really appreciated the arrival of an event totally dedicated to them in the US too.

Here is what John Featherstone, founding partner of Lightswitch and Chairman of the Panel of Judges for “Concert Touring & Events” had to say:

"I think last night will be considered the most significant night for event and entertainment lighting design in the US since the first LDI, thirty years ago. Bold words, but I suggest not an overstatement at all". (read more about KOI Awards USA
HERE)


NEW CLAYPAKY PRODUCTS @ LDI 2018

SHARPY PLUS ***World Premiere***
SHARPY PLUS is the first true 100% HYBRID unit, able to be a perfect beam light and a perfect spotlight.  It is suitable for every occasion, with an extraordinary luminous efficiency which ensures substantial savings through lower power consumption.
The SHARPY PLUS fits a totally new, top-ranking-performance Osram Sirius 330W X8 lamp and weighs only 21.6 kg (47.6 lb). All its functions are extremely quick. Its body is slightly larger than the Sharpy's, to house a high quality optical unit with a zoom that ranges from 3° to 36°. Its minimum beam angle of 3° makes it possible to generate the narrow parallel light beams essential for beam light mode. Its wide zoom range also allows large beam angles, which makes the SHARPY PLUS a perfect spotlight for all purposes.
The SHARPY PLUS has two independent operating modes. In BEAM mode, the aerial effects are enhanced by the way the Sirius lamp is made. It is capable of extraordinary power output (over 300,000 lux at 10mt distance), which the optical unit enhances through a marked hot spot. In SPOT mode, the light is diffused in a more even way which means visual effects can be projected with excellent uniformity.
Its 3° to 36° (1:9) zoom covers the entire range linearly, both in spot mode and in beam mode. This feature makes the SHARPY PLUS unique on the market.
The SHARPY PLUS has no match. With its wide range of effects and high light output, it beats all the lights in the same category and comes very close to those of higher wattages, but with a much more appealing price tag.

AXCOR SPOT 400
***World Premiere***
The Axcor Spot 400 provides the medium-power applications with a compact, bright, LED moving spotlight, complete with every device you need for exceptional projected visual effects. There is nothing like it in its category for variety of effects and possible combinations: 2 rotating dichroic glass gobo wheels, with a total of 14 rotating gobos, an animation disc, a rotating prism, a power-driven iris, and a 16-bit dimmer. In addition to these, it features highly advanced color management tools based on a CMY system with linear CTO and a 6-color wheel. Another outstanding device on the Axcor Spot 400 is the incredible 5.5°- 55° zoom (1:10 ratio!), with an extremely uniform light distribution at every beam aperture, which means you can use the unit in a wide range of application areas.

AXCOR PROFILE 400
Axcor Profile 400 is the most professional moving head LED light in the medium category, packed with all the most advanced lighting, mechanical and electronic features: 300W white LED module, 6°-42° linear Zoom, CMY+linear CTO+6-color wheel, an outstanding effect section with animation wheel, patented framing system, mechanical iris and a 16-bit electronic dimmer.
Featuring an extraordinarily compact body (65 cm/25½ inches high), It is extremely quiet, and has three operating modes, which can be chosen according to needs: Silent, Standard and Auto.

AXCOR PROFILE 600
Featuring a 500W white LED engine, Axcor Profile 600 is the new benchmark on the medium-high market, standing out for its versatility, its high level performance and the superior quality of its light.
Axcor Profile 600 fits a 5.3°-47.2° wide zoom (1:9 ratio), a very complete color system, an outstanding effect section with animation wheel, patented framing system and mechanical iris and a 16-bit electronic dimmer.
The luminous efficiency is among the highest for this power category, and can be further increased by about 25% if necessary thanks to the exclusive “boost mode”.

The brand new, technologically advanced AXCOR PROFILE 600 and AXCOR PROFILE 400 join the Axcor Profile 900, and extend the Claypaky LED light family. There is now a unit with shutters for each power band, each application, and every pocket. Both new models are based on the same technology, i.e. a white LED light source. They both fit the well known Claypaky framing device, which works on 4 focal planes and is covered by an international patent. Axcor Profile 600 and Axcor Profile 400 are offered in two models: one that enhances the high light output or alternatively a model featuring very high color rendering (CRI = 90).

HEPIKOS
The Hepikos is an innovative Hybrid Wash/Beam light that combines low power consumption with color quality, without compromise, in its highly compact body. The light is built around a bright 440W Osram discharge lamp, and features a 5-40° zoom, CMY color mixing, two color wheels. Thanks to its 185 mm diameter plano-convex front lens and its narrow 5° beam angle, it can produce a sharp, full-bodied beam, which may be used for striking aerial effects with saturated colors.




Rock band Amén’s 20th Anniversary Concert Lights up Lima with Claypaky Mythos2 and Sharpy

Lima, Peru – Peruvian group Amén performed a spectacular homecoming gig at Lima's Gran Teatro Nacional in August to mark two decades of success. Lighting designer Gianfranco Di Vitto was armed with the versatile Claypaky Mythos2 and Claypaky Sharpy to create a range of emotive looks, inspired by the music that fitted both aspects of the acoustic and electric set.

Speaking on his close working relationship with Amén, Di Vitto says, "the band asked me to design a show with the music as the muse. Lead singer and composer Marcello Mota picked up his guitar and played me the setlist. He told me the backstory of each song, his thoughts and intentions with the lyrics and melodies. It was intense and fascinating, enabling me to deeply understand the music, making it easier to translate into light and colour."

Taking this into account, Di Vitto specified the Mythos2 for its smooth dimming curve and accurate colour reproduction, achieved through the fixture's CMY colour system, 14 colour filters on three wheels and 2 CTO filters. "I used the Mythos2 to create some 15-25 second colour fades," he continues. "The fixture did a great job with those cues in a perfect fade effect, and the 4-50˚ zoom range is fantastic."

Di Vitto's work featured a number of looks with both intricate beam work and deep, saturated washes. Rigged on ever-moving T booms over the heads of the band, he was able to change the fixture's function from a wash to dense beam in an instant.

The lightweight Sharpy fixtures were rigged upstage on a custom-built circular truss, automated to move up and down as well as tilting 90˚ over its axis. Specified for their perfectly parallel beams with a zoom range of zero-3.8˚, Di Vitto comments, "they remain unmatched on the market, and are the most suitable beam fixture to compose shapes for the music.

"The Sharpy's compact size, low power consumption and powerful output is awesome - great tools to create any kind of design, indoors or outside. Claypaky amazed me with the development of the Sharpy fixtures, and then reaffirmed its vanguard with the Mythos2 and new B-EYE models, and now the Axcor range is a completely new lighting technology. I believe this is the future of lighting and I cheer it on loudly." 

Amén is one of Peru's most loved bands with fans across the country.

The Claypaky fixtures were supplied by rental company M&M Shows Eirl. NOVOLITE SCREEN & LIGHT is the Claypaky distributor for Peru.  (www.novolitesac.com)


Bandit Lites Expands Inventory with Claypaky B-EYE K20 Fixtures

Bandit Lites, a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace, has added a complement of Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20 high-performance wash and beam fixtures to its inventory.

“We invested in the B-EYE K20s for their output and versatility,” says Jake Tickle at Bandit Lites.  “Claypaky is a tried-and-tested industry standard.”

The B-EYE K20s have already been deployed on a number of shows and tours.  Bandit provided the lighting package, including K20s, to Rascal Flatts’Back to Us Tour” and the “K-LOVE Fan Awards” show in Nashville’s famed Opry House.  Bandit also furnished K20s for Logic’s set at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama and for Chris Young’sLosing Sleep 2018 World Tour” whose Lighting Designer Mike Stanley specifically requested the fixtures for their kaleidoscopic effects.

The B-EYE K20s have also been used by Garth Brooks, Steven Wilson, Halestorm, Godsmack and Barry Manilow.

ACT Lighting
is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky fixtures in North America.  “ACT has some of the best support in our industry,” says Tickle. “They have a process that is consistent and professional, which enables swift repairs when needed.  And from the sales side Doug Mekanik is always available with useful information that allows me to better service our clients.”

Francesco Romagnoli, Claypaky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, “Bandit has been a great customer and it’s a pleasure to see them working on so many shows with our fixtures.”


Knight of Illumination Awards 2018 Winners announced at London’s Eventim Apollo

London, UK – The leading lights of the entertainment production industry descended on London’s famous Eventim Apollo on Sunday night, where the winners of the 2018 Knight of Illumination Awards were announced.

A record number of people attended the glittering ceremony this year, which brings together entertainment technology professionals from around the world. The Knight of Illumination Awards celebrate the achievements of lighting and video designers working in the fields of Theatre, Television and Concert Touring & Events.

This, the eleventh Knight of Illumination Awards, saw more nominations than ever before, with the winners in each category chosen by a wholly independent panel of judges, all experts in their respective sectors.

The winners of the 2018 Knight of Illumination Awards are as follows:

Theatre

  • The PRG Award for Projection Design: CHOU Tung-Yen & Very Mainstream Studio for Formosa, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Sadler’s Wells
  • The ETC Award for Dance: David Plater for The Suit, Ballet Black
  • The ADB Award for Plays: Jack Knowles for Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre
  • The Robert Juliat Award for Opera: Fabiana Piccioli for Eugene Onegin, Scottish Opera
  • The Hawthorn Award for Musicals: Paule Constable for Follies, National Theatre


Television

  • The Light Initiative Award for Events: Andy Stagles for The MOBO Awards 2017
  • The Altman Lighting Award for Small Production: Andy Stagles for Songs of Praise
  • The Green Hippo Award for Video Design and Graphic Display: Kate Dawkins for WW1 Remembered: Passchendaele
  • The SLX Award for Light Entertainment: Dave Davey for The Voice Final
  • The Philips Strand Lighting Award for Drama: Martin Kempton for Upstart Crow, series 2
  • The Ayrton Award for Contribution to Television Lighting: Steve Wells


Concert Touring & Events

  • The MA Lighting Award for Club: Tom Campbell for Nick Mulvey
  • The disguise Award for Video Content: Tom Colbourne, William Baker and Rupa Rathod with Blink for The Killers
  • The Avolites Award for Stage: Rob Sinclair for David Byrne
  • The HSL Award for Events: Gerry Mott for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017
  • The GLP German Light Products Award for Arena: Cate Carter & Mike Smith for Elbow


Enrico Caironi Lifetime Recognition Award
Each year, the Enrico Caironi Lifetime Recognition Award, named in fond memory of the co-founder of The Knight of Illumination Awards, is presented to an individual to honour their outstanding accomplishments.

This year’s recipient was Keith Benson, in recognition of his exemplary 44 years with Glyndebourne opera and his work as production electrician on a range of big-name shows including the original Cats, Les Misérables, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard and Crazy for You. He has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, toured with Dame Shirley Bassey and supported many world respected lighting designers with creativity and generosity. Many of those who have worked alongside Keith cite his support as a major contributor to their career.

All the night’s winners were presented with the coveted trophy of the Knight of Illumination Awards, the ornate broadsword. In addition, each was given a more portable sword in the form of a pin badge to signal the designers’ achievements and their right to be recognised as masters of their craft.

The Headline Sponsors of KOI 2018 were Claypaky and Osram. In his welcome speech, Pio Nahum, CEO of Claypaky, said, “Congratulations to all of tonight’s shortlisted and winning designers. KOI began because we wanted to celebrate lighting designers and their mastery of the art of light, regardless of the tools they use. We should never mistake: when lighting moves our emotions, it is because of their skill, not because of technology.”

The evening was skilfully compered by renowned lighting designer and KOI co-founder, Durham Marenghi and included mind-bending entertainment from mentalist magician Chris Cox.

The occasion also launched The Knight of Illumination Awards USA, which makes its debut in Las Vegas on 20 October, to coincide with the LDI trade show.

 

 


Claypaky presents new Axcor units and other exciting new products on 4 continents

Over the next two months, we will be busy on four continents presenting Claypaky's new products, in particular our new LED moving lights: the AXCOR series units. They are the most modern, versatile and technologically advanced lights on the professional lighting market today. They have been designed rationally and built to arouse excitement in all areas of the entertainment business.

After the debut of the Axcor Profile 900 in 2017 and the launch of the 300 series at the beginning of 2018, the new Axcor Profile 600 and Axcor Profile 400 models now join and enhance our range of lights fitted with beam shapers, thus covering every power requirement, every use and every budget. For further information on the positioning of these new lights on the entertainment market, please refer to our previous circular, dated 19 July 2018.

ProLight+Sound NAMM – RUSSIA – 13-15 September 2018
The season opens as usual with this show in Moscow, which is increasingly able to draw attention and bring together all the stakeholders in the CIS galaxy every year. It will be the first international public event in which we exhibit our new Axcor Profile 600 and Axcor Profile 400 lights, in addition to the other Axcor, K-EYE and Hepikos products. A demo designed by Claypaky LD Marco Zucchinali will unveil every detail of these fantastic units!
See Claypaky and ADB @ Sokolniki Culture and Exhibition Center, Moscow, HALL 4, stand C1

PLASA – UNITED KINGDOM – 16-18 September 2018
Plasa will take place in London almost at the same time. It is one of the oldest events in the industry, and has seen a strong revival in recent years thanks to the choice of a different venue, closer to the City. We will be hosted on the stand of our UK distributor AMBERSPHERE, and will have an independent area, where specialized Ambersphere and Claypaky staff will illustrate all the new products in detail. We are pleased to announce that the AXCOR PROFILE 600 has been selected to compete for the "Plasa Award for Innovation". During the show, the 11th edition of the Knight of Illumination Awards will be held, an event which has been a must on the industry calendar for years. Claypaky is proud to have conceived and created the event in 2007, and to still be its main sponsor, together with Osram.
See Claypaky @ London Olympia, National Hall, stand K40

ProLight+Sound ME – DUBAI – 23-25 September 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Claypaky will take part for the first time at ProLight + Sound ME 2018, the new Dubai industry show. The Middle East has always been an extremely important market for Claypaky. Our lights have been used to illuminate the most important musical, cultural, fashion and sporting events in the Gulf Area, as well as important theatres, television studios and architectural installations. It is enough to recall the ultramodern Dubai Opera and the spectacular opening ceremony of the Dubai Water Canal. Claypaky has had a representative office in the Middle East and a service centre in Dubai, coordinated by a technical service manager working throughout the area, since 2001.
See Claypaky and ADB @ Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, stand 4 B12

LDI – UNITED STATES – 19-21 October 2018
LDI in Las Vegas is of course a must. Every company in the industry and millions of visitors come every year from all over the world. The focus is obviously on the North American market. It is about a month earlier than usual, and will see the participation of the entire Claypaky staff with our own independent area inside the booth of our American distributor ACT LIGHTING.
A multimedia demo created by Claypaky LD Marco Zucchinali will show off the whole Axcor line and more besides! As every year, a new, extremely interesting Claypaky product will make its world debut there, which will be unveiled and presented shortly after the event. Hope to see you there!

See Claypaky @ Las Vegas convention Center, booth #1538

JTSE – FRANCE – 27-28 November 2018
JTSE in Paris closes the big fair season. This exhibition was founded specifically for the theatre sector, but it has greatly expanded its catchment area in recent years, partly due to the absence of other major industry shows in France. We will exhibit all our new products, together with our French distributor DIMATEC, with particular focus on the various lights designed for "high quality light projection" (see the K-EYE HCR models and the HC versions of the Axcor Profile series).
See Claypaky @ Dock de Paris, Porte de la Chapelle, stand 33/34 and 81/82. Boite noir n°5

Note: an update of the Claypaky New Products brochure is now available, where we describe the Axcor series in great detail, focusing on the launch of the new Axcor Profile 600 and 400 models.
You can download the brochure HERE. A further update is scheduled in October.


Claypaky Fixtures Help Paul Guthrie Give a Modern Edge to the Hall & Oates Legacy on Summer Tour Co-Headlining with Train


Hall & Oates
have hit the road with Train co-headlining a North American tour playing arenas from coast to coast this summer. Lighting Designer Paul “Arlo” Guthrie from Minneapolis-based TOSS Film & Design Inc. has selected a large complement of Claypaky SharpyWashes and Mythos 2 fixtures for the rig. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of Claypaky products.

Hall & Oates thrilled fans touring with Tears for Fears last summer. Now Daryl Hall and John Oates are back this time performing with Train. For the new show Hall & Oates and Train each do a set then the bands join forces for a dynamic finale. The tour launched May 1 in Sacramento and will conclude in Seattle in mid-August.

Guthrie has designed a look for the tour that “feels modern but harkens back a bit to Hall & Oates’s legacy,” he says. “The lighting is reminiscent of rigs past with newer fixtures and more modern equipment. The video component is also larger than before.”

Downstage a front-projection screen has the form of a curved theater proscenium. Mid-stage is an upside-down ‘U’ composed of LED tiles. Upstage is a rectangular LED wall and simple scenic elements. “The lighting supports the scenic elements and adds depth between the video components,” Guthrie explains. “The show is lit very much like a TV show with very consistent levels. We’ve modeled the guys to look good to the eye and on camera for the IMAG displayed on the side screens throughout the show.”

Morris Leasing in Nashville is the lighting vendor for the tour.

Guthrie chose 86 Sharpy Wash 330s, which are configured in clusters in pods that move up and down on a hoist system. “I really like the Sharpy Wash – it’s bright and versatile,” he says. “We create a lot of looks with the Sharpy Washes, from saturated blocks to beams like ACL clusters, without looking too modern. Since they don’t have an LED-looking face they kind of harken back to Hall & Oates’s good old days.”

The Lighting Designer also has 64 Mythos 2 fixtures in the rig. “One of the big considerations was that Daryl likes to see the audience,” Guthrie notes. “So we have Mythos on two large, semi U-shaped trusses for long-range deckle washes and to bring the audience into the stage.” Mythos 2 fixtures are also on stage in high positions in the pods and in torm positions for cross-lights; six Mythos are also on the upstage floor.

“I thought of Mythos originally as an effects light, but they act as a workhorse on this tour,” he says. “They give us a shaped beam for a few songs then we open them up and use them with gobos and a wash application over the stage.”

Guthrie reports that, “everything is working fine” on the tour, and he sends his “thanks to Doug Mekanik and George Masek at ACT Lighting for their constant emotional support.”

Francesco Romagnoli, Claypaky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, “Arlo is a great designer and we love seeing his work. As always, it’s a pleasure to provide the fixtures for his tours.”