Martin M1 on Global Gathering duty

The 2012 Global Gathering festival at Long Marston Airfield

21 September 2012

UK - Martin Professional's M1 lighting controller was used to control a large moving head rig on the main stage at the 2012 Global Gathering festival at Long Marston Airfield in late July.

Electric Fly Productions designed the main stage lighting and were festival lighting/video designers while design firm 250K actualized the main stage set design.

Festival lighting operator André Beekmans of The Art of Light used the Martin console on Friday for top acts such as headliner Afrojack, for which Beekmans is also the LD, while Nick Jevons of Electric Fly Productions handled the lighting programming and operation for Saturday's performances.

The Martin M1 used at Global Gathering was provided by Electric Fly Productions as were two Martin Maxedia media servers that were used on site.

"There was an option to use another desk but I preferred the M1," Bekmans says of the compact yet all-in-one lighting controller. "In March I had the opportunity to use the M1 at the Ministry of Sound in London and I quickly learned how to make adjustments and create effects. That went so well that I got more interested in the desk and eventually contacted Mark Buss of Martin UK."

André comments about programming on the M1. "The patch goes go fast and easy that even without any knowhow of the M1, any operator can patch the desk and check the fixtures," he says. "The group tools is a feature that every brand should have in their software and I like the easy way of creating an effect."

A slew of Martin lighting and video gear was used across the festival including creative Martin LED video screens in the form of the EC and LC Series. A Martin Maxedia system ran the video with operation by Dave Stewart.

Lighting and video supply for the festival's main stage and five tented arenas was by leading UK lighting and visuals rental company HSL. Nick Jevons and Phil Winward of Electric Fly Productions were the complete site LDs, working closely with their lighting crew chief Mark Callaghan.

(Jim Evans)

 

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