Mountview Christmas Concert Sees the Light with Powerful LED Solutions Provided by AC-ET

UK – Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, one of the UK’s foremost drama schools and recognised as one of the best places in the world to train in musical theatre, utilised effects lighting fixtures from leading brands Chroma-Q and ProLights for its recent annual Christmas Concert – supplied by A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET).

This magical evening of songs, speeches and a chance to see all of Mountview’s Undergraduate and Foundation students perform under one roof, took place in St. George’s Catholic Cathedral, Southwark, Central London – the perfect setting for this most festive of occasions.

Mountview Senior Lighting Tutor, Alex Cann, created the Christmas Concert’s lighting design in partnership with a student of the Academy’s 3rd year BA (Hons) Theatre Production Arts course.

The lighting brief was to enhance the overall production, but also to ensure that the whole audience could see the performers. The design therefore needed to be practical whilst also subtly enhancing the overall performance.

When it came to choosing the lighting fixtures, there were a number of important criteria which needed to be met.

Andy Mahaffey from AC-ET’s lighting sales division recommended Chroma-Q Color Force II 12™ powerful RGBA colour-mixing LED washlights to uplight the columns and high ceiling in subtle pastels. He also suggested ProLights SmartBat Plus compact, battery powered, portable LED units featuring wireless control, for their simple setup and positioning anywhere to uplight surfaces, and ProLights StudioCOB Plus LED PAR fixtures to provide subtle accent lighting.

Mountview supplemented the floor-mounted Chroma-Q and ProLights fixtures with stand-mounted ETC Source 4 Jr Zoom ellipsoidals from their existing lighting stock, to provide overhead illumination of individual performers from a distance.

Summarising his experience of using the lighting fixtures and working with AC-ET, Alex commented:

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts’ vision is to produce the next generation of leading creative artists by providing access to the highest quality training for the most talented people. To help deliver this vision, they are currently constructing a purpose-built new home in Southwark which will feature two theatres, rehearsal and performance studios, production workshops, music practise rooms, TV studios and a radio suite, as well as a 200 square metre rehearsal studio for hire by industry professionals.

AC-ET is the exclusive UK dealer for the Chroma-Q and ProLights LED lighting ranges.

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