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ProLights Delivers Exceptional Quality and Value for The Voice of Mongolia
Mongolia – ProLights LED fixtures are helping Mongol TV meet the perfect balance between creative and financial needs for their production of talent TV show, 'The Voice of Mongolia'.
Officially syndicated in 62 countries and with a global audience of 650 million viewers, 'The Voice' is Mongol TV's follow-up to its successful production of the 'Got Talent' franchise for the past two years.
Mongol TV CEO, Nomin Chinbat chose to bring these two world-class talent show franchises to Mongolia as part of a long-term goal to deliver local content which meets international TV standards.
Set inside a Soviet-influence indoor circus venue, renowned UK lighting designer and consultant Tom Kinane, who had worked on 'Mongolia's Got Talent', was brought in to oversee the lighting production.
He commented: "Given Mongol TV's long-term goal to focus on producing popular international show franchises, I felt it was important for them to invest in a higher quality, more robust lighting rig sourced from Europe which could be re-used for future shows. However, they had arguably a smaller production budget than on the European shows, so getting good value was essential as well."
Tom worked with Sam MacLaren, lighting operator, and his regular gaffer, Richard Jarvis to source a new rig which would meet these creative and financial needs.
Sam commented: "Although The Voice franchise made some allowance for Mongol TV's budget, they still set a very high standard for the lighting that needed to be met. We did a lot of research and in the end, we were all keen to go with ProLights. Tom had good experiences using their fixtures on previous shows, and we were all aware of the brand. Finally, their massive product range enabled us to put together a number of different lighting packages to give Mongol TV some options."
After an on-site shoot-out against several brands at different price points, the Mongol TV production team were most impressed with the ProLights option.
Their investment included Luma1500 and Luma700 LED spots to provide high quality, camera friendly, gobos and keylights. ProLights Ruby beam lights to deliver punchy beam effects and ProLights Diamond37 LED wash lights to deliver beautiful colour washes, as well as a huge range of stunning eye-candy looks.
The ProLights fixtures and accessories were purchased from one-stop European technology reseller, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd, whose in-house Tourflex Cabling service supplied all the necessary power and data control cabling for the fixtures.
Summarising his experience, Tom commented: "The ProLights fixtures just worked and everyone involved has been extremely impressed by them. I would happily use them for my UK TV show work."
Lighting programmer, Sam McLaren commented: "I've been a customer of A.C. for many years due to their high level of professionalism and expertise. With only four weeks in which to get all the equipment specified, ordered and delivered to set, as usual A.C. pulled out all the stops and delivered on time. There were no issues and everything just worked straight out of the box."
See highlights from the ProLights range on the AC-ET stand (hall 3.0, stand F65) at ProLight & Sound 2018, Messe Frankfurt, Germany, 10th - 13th April 2018.
In picture: UK lighting designer and consultant, Tom Kinane and Puje, head of Cameras, Mongol TV.
9th April 2018
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