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Chroma-Q Color Force 12s Provide Rich Colours for ‘White Christmas’ Show at Brighton Michigan School
USA – Chroma-Q Color Force 12 multi-purpose LED fixtures were recently specified by lighting sales and production company, E2i Design, for its seasonal ‘White Christmas’ show at Michigan’s Brighton High School.
E2i Design’s Josh Holowicki passionately supports the school’s theatre in a number of ways – as chairman of the board of directors, as volunteer technical director and scenic designer, and as producer. As the technical director, he’s responsible for all audio, video and lighting.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a classic holiday show, based on the famous movie. It follows an army private and captain who were stationed in Europe during WW2 in 1944. They are performers and entertainers who do their best to keep up the spirits of the 151st division during the holidays. The show ran on the first two weekends of December 2015 at the school's 900-capacity Brighton Center for Performing Arts, selling out five of the seven shows.
“We used 55 Color Force 12 units for this production – 36 flown for overhead stage lighting, including 11 to light backdrop cycs – plus nine for foot lighting and shin busters, and ten over the audience for house colour wash,” explains Josh. “The Color Force family is a fantastic product line. The fixtures specifically work best for my designs – with their amazing rich colour mixing that is extremely versatile, I can add bold colour or subtle warm tones when necessary.”
The Color Force 12 model provides power across the spectrum, from deep cold blues to red hot lava looks all from a single fixture. At only 335mm/1ft long, the unit is ideal for floor, wall or truss mounting. It also provides a massive output of 2,400 lumens, easily washing up to 8m/26ft with smooth, theatrical grade dimming.
“The fixtures also offer extremely quiet operation – almost silent – which is great when using a large number of them,” Josh continues.
Josh is a long-time user of Color Force products. In the summer of 2015, he also used the CF12s on a production of ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ at the same theatre. At the time, he redesigned the entire lighting system in the theater, investing in 36 Color Force 12 units for the house rig.
“We use them for cyc lighting as well as general stage washes and without a doubt they are a spectacular fixture,” he said.
The Color Force range of creative lighting tools has been utilised on a wide range of high-profile shows and events, including concert tours by Paloma Faith and The Tragically Hip, and theatre shows including Broadway's recent revival of The King and I, as well as various productions by Boston University, and the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Welsh National Opera in the UK.
The Chroma-Q range of premium performance solutions is designed and built to exacting standards in North America, and has been adopted by many leading designers and specifiers for some of today's most demanding and prestigious lighting applications. As a result of this, the brand has received awards from several industry associations.
22nd December 2015
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