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Adlib invests in FORTE and RoboSpot dystems



Leading UK rental and technical production company Adlib has invested in Robe FORTE moving lights and RoboSpot remote follow spot systems to service their busy ongoing work schedule.


Some of the new kit went directly out on the recent Mrs Brown’s Boys “D’Live Show ‐ The Battle for Moore Street” tour, with lighting designed by Mike Summerfield, who was delighted to make use of two FORTES on the front truss controlled via two RoboSpot BaseStations positioned side stage by the racks. “This is one of the best remote follow spot systems out there,” commented Adlib account manager Jordan Willis. “So far, our team has praised this system's additional flexibility. The set‐up and operation are easy, so it makes sense that everyone is happy to see it on a rider or a specification,” he continued.


FORTE is currently Robe’s highest‐ powered LED moving light and features Robe’s unique and patented TRANSFERABLE ENGINETM (TE) LED technology, a hugely flexible concept with the option of fitting different and interchangeable LED engines in the same fixture hardware, which can be quickly changed / ‘transferred’ in 5 to 7 minutes.



Mike Summerfield has really enjoyed using the RoboSpot systems. “It removes the need for touring bulky follow spots that need carrying up to the ‘gods’, which saves so much time and hassle”, he noted, adding that several venues don’t have good ‘traditional’ follow spotting positions anyway, and if production has to rely on house spots, they are constantly an unknown quantity! “Having this consistency and continuity for each show in exactly the right places is fantastic – the spot ops can also get into a good rhythm, and this shows up on stage!”


The FORTE follow spots were used to pick up the actors as they sang, highlighting and ensuring they stood out as the rest of the set morphed into different colours and the lighting shifted from stage washes to show light scenes with varying colours and movement. All the parameters of the FORTES were controlled via the BaseStations.


“After completing a successful summer run, I can see them being out all the time!” commented Adlib’s Head of Lighting & Video, Tom Edwards.


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Photos © Steve Srroka


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