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Stage Lighting


From Stage to Screen


TV studios, live performances and festivals all need some amazing lighting to enhance the performance.


Below: Summerburst Festival. Lighting by HARMAN Martin


Stages come in a variety of shapes and sizes with outdoor stages battling with the elements and indoor stages lacking in natural light. Every stage has its own set of problems to overcome and the lighting has to be designed accordingly. We look at some recent projects and how the lighting designers tackled each case and chose fixtures to help alleviate any issues. Lighting up some of the world’s greatest


DJ’s at Stockholm’s Summerburst Festival was a complete HARMAN Martin lighting


display, utilising Martin MAC Aura’s, 12 MAC 301 Washes and 62 Atomic 3000 strobes supplied by Music and Lights AB. Stockholm’s Summerburst Festival was, this year, featuring artist’s such as David Guetta, Sebastian Ingroso, Axwell, Steve Angello, Alesso, Steve Aoki and Hardwell, among others and the lighting needed to be powerful enough to shine brightly for both day and night performances,


“The MAC Aura did an amazing job at the Summerburst Festival,” stated Production manager Daniel Rüdén. “The brightness of the fixtures and lenses are very usable during daylight and when the sun set, the zoom beam was almost as strong as the beam fixtures next to it!” One of the key factors when choosing a lighting range was weight, as this is something that Rüdén has struggled with before both on tour and at festivals, so the fixtures needed to be versatile. Aura’s lightweight construction enabled the lighting team to provide more lighting


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