Clay Paky in Sydney light spectacular
3 August 2011
Australia - For a couple of weeks every June, Sydney is transformed into a spectacular canvas of light and music as the Vivid Sydney Festival takes over the city after dark.
The festival features a rich international programme of music and arts events including a spectacular 3D illumination of the Sydney Opera House and an outdoor exhibition of interactive light sculptures.
This year also saw the launch of Skyscraper Illuminati, a theatrical transformation of Sydney's Circular Quay, in which the district's large facades are brought to life each night with choreographed light shows that play throughout the evening.
Behind the illuminations was Sydney-based 32 Hundred, one of Australia's most innovative event lighting and audio companies.
When 32 Hundred's managing director Iain Reed discovered that his company had won the tender to design, install and operate the production, he knew he had the right fixture necessary for such high-power projections - the Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500.
"The Vivid Festival and the Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500 were the perfect match," Reed declared. "They are very, very, very bright and I'm extremely happy with them. Their sheer intensity is brilliant and the classic Clay Paky eye for detail with the optics is amazing. I love the auto focus, vast colour mixing, gobo selection - really they are the Ferrari of moving lights."
For Skyscraper Illuminati the Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500 fixtures were supported by 44 LED fixtures used to wash three prominent city landmarks: the AMP building, the Four Seasons Hotel and the Marriott Hotel. While the LEDs provide a general wash of colour, the Alpha 1500 fixtures provide texture and movement. Each of the 12 Alpha Profile 1500 fixtures is housed in a custom-made Perspex housing, designed and constructed by 32 Hundred Lighting.
Related Stories from LSi Online
13 May 2013
UK - "I'm having the time of my life with these," said an ebullient Simon Tutchener, lighting designer for Mark Knopfler. "I'm still getting to know the lights but everything I've seen so far is just what I was ... More >>
USA - American rock bands Three Days Grace and Shinedown are on the road with Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures helping to light up their tour. Three Days Grace and Shinedown are co-headlining a national arena tour, which ... More >>
10 May 2013
USA - Clay Paky Sharpys are lighting up country singer Jason Aldean on the Night Train Tour, a musical powerhouse of a show also featuring Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett with location specific appearances by Luke ... More >>
9 May 2013
UK - Olly Murs is dancing his way around Britain's biggest arenas in the sharp focus of four shape-shifting Clay Paky Sharpys. Multimillion-selling artist Olly Murs is benefitting from the high output Sharpys in a ... More >>
8 May 2013
The 10th LED Systems & LED Lighting Exhibition (25-28 September 2014)
Page 12: Diary Mediatech 1719 July 2013 Johannesburg South Africa wwwmediatechcoza Entech 2325 July 2013 Sydney
Page 12: 2325 July 2013 Sydney Australia wwwentechshowcomau PAL Show 89 September 2013 Toronto Canada
Page 14: wwwmediatechcoza Entech 2325 July 2013 Sydney Australia wwwentechshowcomau wwwlsionlinecouk industrywatch
Page 47: provided a preview of the new Golden Scan III from Clay Paky due for launch at Riminis SIB exhibition
Page 59: speaker types all in enough numbers to go down to the Sydney Entertainment Centre and do a 10000 capacity
Page 57: and thus receiving high praise for technical production excellence at The Sydney 2000 Olympic
Page 56: Sydneys dominant corporate audio supplier but the future of the company made a dramatic turn when against
Page 58: Pacific Opera Australias al fresco performance of La Traviata Sydney Harbour 58 LSi January 2013
Page 15: wwwmediatechcoza Entech 2325 July 2013 Sydney Australia wwwentechshowcomau PLASA Focus Austin 1011 September 2013
Page 45: BRISBANE SYDNEY 1 310 784 2464 1 973 579 0067 44 1483 765 305 61 411 656 462 61 248 721 232 LSi January