CHAUVET Professional wears many hats at M’era Luna Festival
Flexibility is a valuable attribute, not only in a lighting rig, but also in the designer who creates it. Cevin Richter oﬀered convincing proof of that this August at the M’era Luna alternative music festival.
Tasked with lighting “The Disco Hangar” a large space within the two‐day festival (it takes place in a former airbase), Richter had to create looks that supported a very diverse range of artists and speakers on stage, including DJ performances, jam‐packed warm up and after parties, a fashion show, and readings by an eclectic group of authors. “When I received the order, I quickly started building it roughly in 3D, and began doing the first programming,” said Richter. The design team was able to use the flexible rig to conjure up an array of looks, ranging from the complex and
sophisticated for the fashion show, to brooding gothics, to dynamic disco party displays. Helping them meet this challenge was a collection of over 40 CHAUVET Professional fixtures. Included in this mix were 16 Rogue R2 Spots and 12 of the new Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash units, as well as 12 COLORado Panel Q40 and two Ovation F‐145WW Fresel fixtures.
“We were very fortunate that the Chauvet team got us the new Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash just in time for this project,” said Richter. “This unit did a great job for us. The spots and the beam washes were distributed alternately. So, we had seven Rogue R2 Spots and six Rogue Outcast BeamWashes in the traverses. The five other BeamWash units were deployed in the fashion show, which featured the project’s most complex design.