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TMELED Invests in Robe
USA – TMELED is the equipment rental division of creative event and production specialists Time Matters Entertainment (TME) based in Plano, north Texas and headed by Randy Cline.
Randy decided in the last year to make a substantial investment in over 50 Robe moving lights which were purchased from Robe North America, bringing Robe’s Tarrantula LED wash beams, MegaPointes, DL4F Washes, DL7S Profiles, LEDBeam150s and BMFL Blades, together with a RoboSpot remote follow spotting system and LightMaster kits which convert BMFL range fixtures into manually operated followspots.
Randy’s lifetime friends and production industry mavericks Eric Wade from Crossfade Design and Jim Waits from Communilux were instrumental in him making the decision to go with Robe, which was based on the “quality, popularity and future” of the products and “the team behind the brand”.
He commented on the impressive knowledge and experience of the Robe North America sales team: “There’s absolutely no bullshit with these guys, some of whom have been involved in the moving lighting industry since its inception in the 1980s.”
Randy has also been in the business for many years. Robe had been on his radar increasingly recently, starting with the launch of the Pointe in 2013, and in the last three years, successive new and innovative products have really caught his attention.
Time Matters Entertainment supplies equipment to a wide variety of shows, from corporate and industrial events and awards show to concerts, festivals and live music shows, and Randy has always believed in offering the best and most flexible options to all their clients.
He chose the Tarrantulas and DL7S Profiles for their features and functionality. The DL7S Profile was also picked for its quietness, ideal for keylighting speakers and presenters as well as for theatrical shows; and the Tarrantula for its sheer power and punch as one of the brightest LED wash beam luminaires on the market.
TME is dedicated to providing the absolute best in remote automated spotlight packages and tracking services, hence getting the RoboSpot system on-board, and they will continue to invest in the available technologies coming to this specialist market.
A large Robe rig is now installed in their new showroom which has been designed and programmed to show off the many different features of the lights to clients, both those coming to TME for imaginative full technical production solutions and those wanting to dry rent equipment from TMELED.
TMELED’s DL7S Profiles and LEDBeam 150s were recently used on a glamorous Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party staged in the plush lobby at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, featuring the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra which was lit by Eric Wade. Challenged for power and lighting positions in and around the lobby, powerful LED light sources were the only way to go, so Eric selected Robe LEDBeam 150s and DL7S Profiles as the primary fixtures.
Other recent shows have included an annual appreciation gala dinner and show for East West Ministries’ Houston supporters starring contemporary Christian musician, singer and songwriter Phil Wickham, lit by Brandon Keebler and the Arab American Cultural Society’s second Annual Texas Arab festival. This was staged on a ranch just east of Dallas, attended by over 5,000 people and lit by Randy himself.
In picture: Lee Russell, Barry Dyer, Josh Rosas, Taylor Hobart, Randy Cline, Jordan Simmons, David Bond and Curran Yarano.
4th February 2019
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