Perth AV found they were in a bit of a pickle prior to the busy Christmas and New Year period – they just didn’t have enough lighting gear for all the fabulous projects they were asked to light particularly the prestigious Hopman Cup Ball.
They couldn’t subhire from any other production companies as they were all flat out too and lighting a few candles wasn’t going to cut it! Fortunately Show Technology’s managing director Emmanuel Ziino mounted his white charger and came to the rescue.
Ever keen to support his dealers, Emmanuel arranged for twelve Martin MAC301 LED fixtures, eight Martin MAC250 Entours and four Martin MAC700 profiles to be sent to Perth AV asap.
”The Hopman Cup Ball is held on New Year’s day hence no gear available,” explained Mike Bird, of Perth AV. “We put all of the Show Technology gear into the Ball which featured Vanessa Amorosi as the headline act. Her lighting designer Rohan Thornton loved the MAC301’s in fact he said he was going back to Melbourne to spec them on some of his shows!”
Since then Mike reports that the MAC301 have hardly seen the inside of the shop as they’ve been so popular – not just with clients but other production companies wanting to sub-hire them.
”Everyone loves the size of the fixture, the output it delivers and the speed,” said Mike. “The biggest attraction is the low power consumption for such a high powered fixture. It’s perfect for a corporate environment.”
The Martin MAC250 Entours and MAC700 profiles were added to Perth AV’s Martin inventory which Mike plans to keep topping up!