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Photo: Sean Smyth
Photo: Sean Smyth

Ireland- Irish lighting designer Conor Biddle, known for lighting some of the largest acts in dance and electronica, selected an array of Claypaky moving heads to illuminate the return of Ireland’s mega-rave, the Winterparty, at Dublin’s 14,500-capacity venue 3Arena. Biddle employed 12 x Mythos, 12 x A.leda K20, 16 x A.leda K10 and 19 x Sharpy which were provided by Dublin-based sound and light specialist Session Hire.

"The key with Winterparty was to create a signature look that would photograph well and go towards building a strong visual brand on social media,” explains Biddle. "I wanted to create an immersive show that detracted from the cavernous feel of the 3Arena by bringing the lighting right to the audience.”

One of the fixtures the designer most relied on to lead his effects was the Claypaky Mythos. "Using Mythos I could create many different looks – from super wide, break-up scans to tight, frenetic beam chases,” says Biddle. "The feature I find most impressive is Mythos' ability to go from beam to spot so smoothly. It really is like having two separate fixtures – giving me so many tools to create a varied and evolving show. I will be putting Mythos fixtures into as many upcoming designs as possible.”

Mythos is one of the leading professional hybrid entertainment luminaires. It is an excellent 470 watt-lamp spotlight, producing an outstanding large light beam and featuring a zoom that ranges from 4° to 50° (1:12 ratio). It is also an extraordinary beam light, allowing lighting designers to switch to a minimum fixed-beam angle of just 2.5°. A large, very dense, 160 millimetre-diameter light beam leaves the Mythos’s front lens and remains parallel for its entire length, even at great distances.

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Date : 06-12-2016


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