Ramping it up for Transmission Australia
The biggest Transmission dance event to date – in terms of audience numbers AND Robe moving lights – was staged at Sydney Showground in Australia with over 200 Robe moving lights 78 x Pointes, 90 x MegaPointes, 10 x Spiiders, 20 x LEDBeam150s and 19 x BMFL Blades – on the rig. The Robe presence at Transmission had started seriously at the 2017 Prague event, with 24 x MegaPointes on Bas’s design. The fixture had just been launched then! The 2018 Prague edition – which kicked off the ‘Awakening’ cycle – was delivered with 98 x Robe fixtures, so Bas and his core programming / operating team of Zis Ankone and Martijn Deenen, both also from the Netherlands like Bas, were delighted when the spec for Australia came through offering over 200 Robes. These and all the other lighting for the show were supplied by leading lighting rental company, MPH Australia.
The Melbourne based company has one of the largest inventories of Robe in the country. MPH’s Matt Hansen was the event’s lighting production manager and Mike Parsons was the lighting crew chief. Lighting was run via two grandMA2 consoles at FOH and a grandMA2 light for backup. Transmission’s own production manager was Cyril Horanek and their visual show direction was by Vision Impossible, with SFX by AVM SFX and lasers operated by Ministry SK from Slovakia. Pyro for Transmission Australia ‘The Awakening’ was delivered by Foti fireworks, staging by Stage kings Australia, the video supplier was Mediatec AP, sound was from Sydney based JPJ Audio and the laser hardware came from Lumina Visual Productions.