Martin MAC 101 Debut Success on MTV Video Music Awards

Oct 19, 2010 Lighting Designer Tom Kenny was the first in the world to get his hands on Martin Professional’s ultra-compact MAC 101 LED moving head wash light, scattering 200 of the 2200 lumen, 8 pound fixtures across the sets of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

Mirroring the show’s success, Kenny says the MAC 101s were the most talked about lighting fixture out of the 1500 moving lights on the show.

The MAC 101 is a remarkably small and super light LED moving head wash light yet packs a punch greater than many fixtures twice its size. It features a tight and very bright beam, rapid movement and calibrated colors and consumes a low 125 watts of power.

Kenny used the 101s in three or four big looks in the main show, including in a wall matrix, beneath the main stage, for beam looks and to light scenic elements. “We could get the 101 where we couldn’t fit anything else,” he stated.

Kenny also used the MAC 101 outdoors, at a remote location shoot at Griffith Observatory, a leading U.S. site of public astronomy and a cultural and scientific icon of Los Angeles. He incorporated them in the show’s opening look to light Linkin Park, the Observatory’s first ever rock show. He also used thirty 101s to light the iconic Astronomers Monument in the middle of the Observatory.

The MAC 101 wasn’t the only Martin fixture used on this year’s VMAs. Along with the 200 MAC 101s Kenny also had Martin MAC 2000 Wash XBs™ and Atomic 3000™ strobes fitted with Atomic Colors™ scrollers on the show, nearly 500 Martin fixtures in all.

 Martin Professional (headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark) is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors.

www.martin.com


Author:  BIO T&T

Back to the list


Reviews forum #FORUM# is not exist

Submit Product Review

Download Review Form

LED Jobs Banner LED Directory Banner


Recent News

12/06/2011 Pleasanton Library Cuts Energy Use By 46% With Adura Technologies Wireless Lighting Controls

12/06/2011 Forepi Selects AIXTRON´s New 19x4-inch CRIUS II-XL

12/06/2011 Future Lighting Solutions Wins 2011 Best LED Service Provider Award

12/06/2011 Leica Microsystems Presented Its Latest Range of Innovative LED Illumination Modules for Microscopy

12/06/2011 Xicato Introduced 3000lm and 4000lm XLM LED Modules

12/06/2011 A.C. Lighting Inc Appointed LedGo North American Distributor

12/05/2011 Electronics Weekly Publishes Interview with Adrian Rawlinson, Marl International

12/05/2011 New ENCELIUM White Paper Examines How Addressable Dimming Controls Help Buildings Earn LEED Points

12/05/2011 i-Pix Satellite Mk II LED Fixtures Launched in September 2011 Gain Immediate Popularity

12/05/2011 Lumenpulse Unveiled Corporate Headquarters with "Evolution of Light" Event in Montreal, Canada

12/05/2011 Anolis Deliveres LED Architectural Lighting Solutions in South Africa

12/02/2011 Lighting Science Group's New 60-Watt Equivalent LED World Bulb Receives Consumer Electronics Show Best of Innovations Award

12/02/2011 Jim H. McClung Lighting Research Foundation Announced Funding of Research Projects

12/02/2011 Magnalight.com Introduced New Explosion Proof Handheld LED

12/02/2011 SDG&E LED Holiday Light Exchange Brings Energy Savings to Balboa Park, Chula Vista and Escondido

12/01/2011 ZENARO Presents New Louver Luminaires with T5 LED Tubes

12/01/2011 Arima Changzhi Ramps Up HB LED Capacity with AIXTRON G4 MOCVD Systems

12/01/2011 CSA's State-of-the-Art LED Lighting Laboratory Opened in Atlanta

11/30/2011 Chroma-Q™ Launched Three New LED Luminaires

11/30/2011 Cree Introduced the New LMH2 LED Module Family