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Clay Paky’s The Projectors Triumph in the Far East
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Malaysia – Acoustic & Lighting System (A&L) successfully held an open-house event on 17 November 2015 to introduce Clay Paky’s The Projectors series: the Scenius, Mythos, Supersharpy and Stormy. A&L held a similar show in Singapore earlier this year, and chose to repeat their success in Kuala Lumpur to welcome the Scenius, the latest member of the series. The open-house event was held in conjunction with Clay Paky at Bentley’s Auditorium, located in the heart of Mutiara Damansara.

A&L put special effort into carefully selecting the venue. “It took us quite a while to find the right place. We had to consider some special factors when choosing the venue,” explained Eric Loo, who was in charge of finding the site for this event. “We knew the capabilities of these lights. In order to show off their full potential, the height and length of the venue were crucial. Access to a power supply and the convenience of the site for our invited guests were other important factors”.

“We did not want there to be other light, since we only wanted to see the light from the Clay Paky fixtures. After checking out the venue, we decided to go with Bentley’s auditorium in Mutiara Damansara. It had the right height and length for the powerful Scenius, Mythos and Supersharpy units to launch their beams. Moreover the venue was situated in a strategic location, which was easy for our invited guests to reach. As for light, Bentley’s auditorium is not highly exposed to natural light. It is very easy to black out the venue with very little equipment,” Eric told us.

The event lasted from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and saw over fifty attendees, including rental firms, broadcasters, system integrators and consultants. There were a total of twenty-seven Clay Paky lighting fixtures, nineteen of which were from The Projectors series. The demo was accompanied by an official promotional video by Clay Paky, projected by two Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors onto a 10×30 ft screen. Alfonso Zarate Takano, Clay Paky Asia-Pacific Area Sales Manager, and Giulia Sabeva, a Clay Paky Sales Support Engineer, were also present. Giulia Sabeva, who has been involved in various lighting events, brought the lights to life.

The first light to take the stage in the video was the Supersharpy, the successor of the Sharpy. It is an ACL beam type moving head with a 470 W – 7800 K lamp. Four units were used in the event to show off its power: it is three times brighter than the Sharpy. Its ability to throw its beam long distances with precision left the guests in awe. The next light to make an appearance was the Mythos. With eighteen fixed gobos and six rotating gobos, the Mythos was build for versatility. A total of four units were used in the demo. Next up was the Stormy with its strong and punchy light, which took the guests by surprise. Attendees saw its superiority as an advanced strobe light. Four white and four RGB Stormy units were used. The Stormy innovates tradition since it uses LED technology, while retaining all the charm of a classic strobe. Its ability to turn off so much more smoothly than traditional strobes is extraordinary. Last but not least, the latest addition to the Projectors family, the Scenius, stole the show.
The Scenius is a new moving head spotlight, which caught the guests’ attention, since it generates an easily visible cone-shaped beam. Its advanced optical unit and new 1400 W OSRAM discharge lamp produce a much higher light output than previous generation 1500 W lamps. The Scenius provided the audience with a spectacular colour show with fluid colour changes produced by its CMY system, seven-colour wheel and linear CTO filter. With its 8°-50° zoom, the Scenius is suitable for every occasion, whether it be in a theatre or at live events.

Thanks to the lighting crew, stage crew and support from the Clay Paky staff, the audience was able to witness the power of Clay Paky’s The Projectors series triumph over darkness. As a bonus, the audience was also able to see the A.leda B-Eye K20 in use. Giulia Sabeva used a grandMA lighting console to bring the B-Eye to life with various effects, which accompany everything from RnB to country music. “Simply amazing”, “a spectacular light show” and “I could see the difference in terms of quality” were some of the positive comments we received as the event ended. “Clay Paky is a strong brand with great products and quality. It is always worth considering,” one of the guests added.