Stage Production Co. Dresses Solihull Summer Fest in Elation Lighting
For the 2017 Solihull Summer Fest, which took place at Tudor Grange Park outside of Birmingham, Stage Production Co. handled all staging, lighting, rigging and power, their second year working the event. “We choose Elation because of the reliability – they work!” exclaimed Stage Production’s Jordan Lake, who handled production design on the event. The festival’s Main Stage, an effective four-line overhead horizontal truss configuration with vertical side and upstage grids, held 16 Rayzor Q12™ LED moving heads, 18 Platinum Beam 5R Extreme™ beam lights, 16 Protron 3K™ LED strobes and 8 Cuepix Blinders™, as well as other lighting. The second stage featured 12 ACL 360 Matrix™ LED moving panels, 8 Platinum Beam 5R Extremes and 4 Protron 3K LED strobes. Lighting was flown on a Duratruss system. Lighting programming was by Ben Butler. “We placed the Rayzor Q12s on quick grid frames on the Main Stage, where they really packed a punch,” Jordan said of the compact RGBW color-changing moving heads. “The Protron strobes are actually my favorite Elation product though. They are bright and clean and look great with a great sparkle effect.” The Cuepix Blinders, used on the Main Stage as eye-candy blinders, are easy to use and can be put anywhere, he says. The ACL 360 Matrix fixtures, a highlight visual element of the second stage, are “brilliant and great for pixel map effects,” Jordan states. Platinum Beam 5R Extremes provided the eye-catching barrage of narrow beams when high-impact looks were needed on both stages.