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04/05/2018

Robe MegaPointes Light Up Voice Of A Million 2018

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Robe's MegaPointes and LEDBeam 150s were deployed to help light the 2018 Voice in a Million (VIAM) concert at London's SSE Wembley Arena.

VIAM is a huge concert that showcases some of the largest children's choirs in the world, with 10,000 children performing this year.

The Robe lighting was provided from Birmingham-based rental company DMX Productions for the second year running. They provided all audio and video technical elements. The lighting was designed by Tom Grant and operated by Jack Pettit.

A network of flown trusses was installed in the venue's roof, and the 16 x MegaPointes were hung on sections of super-truss. The 44 x LEDBeam 150s were attached to vertical ladders around the side of the stage as well as on a V-shaped truss upstage. From these positions, the whole stage could be lit up.

The MegaPointes were used extensively in both spot and beam modes and, being so effective in both modes, in addition to the wash functionality, it meant that using them could actually reduce the number of units needed without compromising the overall look.

They worked in perfect harmony with LED blinders and wash and beam lights, illuminating the audience.

Jack ran all the lighting from a GrandMA2 and commented: "The MegaPointes were right at home in this year's rig. They were perfect for both impactful beam looks and huge gobo breakups, using multiple prisms to fill the arena.

"The LEDBeam 150s with their huge zoom range were great as a secondary wash fixture, and also eye-candy when needed and looked great on camera all the time."

DMX productions took delivery of LEDBeam 150s and then invested in MegaPointes at the end of last year.

The LEDBeam 150s were also purchased for the output and the value they bring to any lighting scenario – DMX Productions works in a variety of sectors including as a production supplier for a raft of top-level corporate events.

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