Chameleon Touring Systems deploys Martin by HARMAN for Mamma Mia!
Chameleon Touring Systems deployed a cutting-edge Martin by HARMAN lighting solution for a stunning new production of Mamma Mia! touring across Australia In order to create an inspiring lighting display that captures the detailed expressions of actors on stage and simultaneously conveys the energy and emotion of a rock show, lighting designer Gavan Swift needed a powerful, versatile lighting system. Swift worked with Chameleon Touring Systems and Show Technology to develop a state-of-the-art LED moving light system comprised of Martin by HARMAN MAC Quantum Wash, MAC 101 CT and all-new MAC Encore Performance CLD fixtures. Swift specified the MAC Quantum Wash fixtures for their high output, powerful white LED and their built-in spill ring for minimizing lens flare. He chose the MAC 101 CT moving head wash lights for their narrow, soft beam of light and variable colour temperature, which makes them ideal for highlighting skin tones, textiles or set pieces. “The MAC Encore Performance CLD fixtures have practically the same feature set as the MAC Viper Performance but with an LED light source,” said Swift. “I was immediately impressed with the brightness of the MAC Encore Performance CLD—it’s perfect for skin tones. It was exactly the light I needed for Mamma Mia! so I put 54 of them on the bid list for the show.” Swift was the first in Australia to use Martin MAC Encore Performance CLD fixtures in a professional production. Pro lighting distributors Show Technology secured one of the first batches ever produced and flew them to Australia, where Chameleon Touring Systems immediately integrated them into the Mamma Mia! lighting rig.