Richard Martin Lighting (RML) needed to specify a moving strobe fixture for a major motion picture company and picked Ayrton’s MagicBurst for the job.
Distributed by Ayrton’s UK distributor Ambersphere Solutions, the 240,000lm white LED strobe unit has continuous rotation on pan and tilt and allows individual control of any of the 64 pixels.
RML operations manager Steve Wells asked Ambersphere Solutions to provide a couple of units for testing. He says: “The team at Ambersphere have always been very keen to let us test fixtures in real world conditions. In the film world, our customers work in environments that are not always dust and dirt free. With some shoots running for a couple of months we don’t want to have to swap units out and disrupt filming.”
The MagicBurst’s pan and tilt capabilities meant there was no need to hang multiple units – the crew could just rig a cluster of strobes and point them to the desired area remotely, saving time and power previously required for traditional strobe effects.
On taking delivery of the new units Wells says: “We have already had a number of other requests for these fixtures. With the incredible output it delivers, it’s already proving to be a “blinding” investment.”