Ronen Najar, one of Israel’s leading lighting and visual designers has brought his imagination and style to the latest tour by Israeli singer Avram Tal. Between eight and 12 Robe BMFL Spots – depending on the size of the venue – are rigged upstage on the rear truss.
These have been newly purchased especially for the tour by rental company Hakol Bakol based in Pardes Hana.
Ronen specified BMFLs because he needed the sheer intensity and megapunch for some of the larger shows and for key looks in the set. He used eight fixtures at Tzora concert which was a medium sized hall, packed to capacity.
The importance of the tour to Hakol Bakol is reflected in the BMFL investment along with their respect for Ronen’s work and recommendations. They knew that if this was his fixture of choice it would be a good one! The lights were delivered by Robe’s Israeli distributor, Danor Theatre & Studio Systems.
The BMFLs are used in conjunction with LED wash lights throughout the dynamic and contrasting set which is largely up-tempo. ‘It’s an intensely ‘musical’ show to light and I follow and riff with the pace, melodies and ambience” explains Ronen, adding that the creative goal for lighting – with no video – is to make each show exciting and help draw in the audience. He uses many big BMFL gobo looks throughout the show – another reason for choosing BMFL Spots – they are an ultimate fixture for creating those sumptuous and highly textured 3D scenes.
He likes all the features of the BMFL – the zoom, the colours, the sharp focus, etc. – and was also the first LD in Israel to start using them two years ago. Ronen is operating lights for the show himself for the initial stages of the tour and will then hand over to a lighting director as it is expected to continue through 2017.