MAC Vipers Make Russian Debut for Leningrad Concert

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The band Leningrad with MAC VipersST. PETERSBURG - Martin Professional’s new 1000-watt MAC Viper Profile moving head made its Russian debut Oct. 6 with the rock band Leningrad. LD Elena Morozova created some special looks for the first 10 MAC Viper fixtures delivered to Russia. The show at the sports complex Yubileyny was arranged by the company Euroshow.

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ST. PETERSBURG - On October 6th, in Russia’s second capital of St. Petersburg, leading Russian rock band Leningrad played a special concert at sports complex Yubileyny. The event, arranged by company Euroshow, was distinctive for another reason – it marked the Russian debut of Martin Professional‘s new 1000-watt MAC Viper Profile moving head.

A variety of original effects, designed by Elena Morozova specially for the Leningrad concert, included looks from the first 10 MAC Viper fixtures delivered to Russia.

Aleksandr Blednykh, an owner of  Euroshow, shares his impressions of the fixture. "The Viper is a great product. It’s fast and bright," he says. "I like it very much and we are looking forward to receiving more of them. Another important thing for me is that we have finally got a serious alternative to the Sharpy. There are too many  of them out there and it is a one-function-fixture. From this point of view, the Viper Profile is much more interesting because of its wide range of capabilities."

There were eight pods (frames) of MAC 101 fixtures, each pod consisting of 16 of the compact LED projectors, which Morozova used as the main tools in her design. The frames were supplemented with lines of Martin LC 2140 LED video screens and connected to a media server.

"Two years ago we worked on an Enrique Iglesias concert and spied this attractive idea," says Blednykh. "We had in mind a personal project and decided to realize it but used other construction to truss the MAC 101. At the Iglesias concert, the frame pods were made of truss and we created a mobile construction with wheels. In other words, we improved the idea for more convenient usage." The welded frames were also fastened to controlled winches so they could change their position, creating additional visual effects.

On the Leningrad concert, the MAC 101 frames worked as one big fixture to provide back lighting. In addition, the designer programmed static scenes. Sixteen MAC 2000 Wash XB moving heads and 20 MAC 250 Beam fixtures were also used for beam effects and audience lighting.

Photo: Elena Blednykh