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Ayrton Ghibli lights up Spanish film industry’s Goya Awards

Ayrton Ghibli lights up Spanish film industry’s Goya Awards

Spain – A glittering array of national and international movie stars gathered at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones in Sevilla on 2 February 2019 to celebrate the 33rd edition of the Goya Awards, the most important celebration in the calendar of the Spanish film industry. Presented by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AACCE), the Goya Awards were established in 1987 to honour the best in Spanish film making. The ceremony, which is always a glamorous occasion with high production values, was televised nationally by Spanish public television broadcaster, TVE, and internationally by the TVE Internacional channel.

This year, the Goya Awards took place for the first time in Seville instead of Madrid, its traditional home since the inaugural event in 1987, and the new host city took the opportunity to spruce itself up by lighting some of its most famous monuments. The emblematic Torre del Oro, Seville’s 13th century dodecagonal military watchtower, and the Muralla de la Macarena, the historic defensive walls surrounding the Old Town of Seville, both played leading roles in this special set up. The walls of each were illuminated with the deep red colour that is symbolic of the corporate image of the Goya's Awards, and adorned with the logo of the 33rd edition of the gala.

This celebratory lighting project was entrusted to rental company, Crambo Alquiler, which has over 20 years of experience in the audio-visual sector, offering solutions and technological services adapted to the needs of each client. The prestigious event, in its new location, called for a lighting fixture that would be able to render the precise colour match for the Goya Award branding, with the breadth of beam angle to cover the full extent of the buildings, and pin-sharp gobo projection of the all-important 33rd edition logo.

Crambo Alquiler’s chosen fixture was the powerful Ayrton Ghibli spot luminaire which was used to light up the iconic Sevillian landmarks. Two Ghibli fixtures illuminated the walls of the Muralla de la Macarena, and four more Ghibli lit the Torre del Oro. Additional Ghibli units fitted with glass gobos were used to project crystal clear images of the logo onto the walls.

Crambo Alquiler’s Adolfo Carmona stated: “Our decision to use this particular product was partly because of Ghibli’s extraordinary 23,000 lumen light output. Its low power consumption was also a decisive factor, and all four of the Ghiblis used on Torre del Oro were powered by less than 2000W, something we could only dream about back in the days of tungsten lamps.”

Ayrton is distributed in Spain by its official distributor, Stonex. As a national benchmark in professional lighting, stage engineering and emergency lighting, Stonex has over 38 years of experience offering comprehensive solutions for the show, entertainment and architectural sectors; comprising from the design, supply, installation and maintenance of scenic equipment and premium lighting.

12th March 2019

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