LOS ANGELES - Martin Professional’s MAC Aura played a heavy role in the Golden Gods heavy metal awards show, broadcast on VH1. LD Lee Rose, in his third year with the awards, chose the Aura to create a “wall of light” as a backing / scenic look to the turntable stage by placing four rows of fixtures in a matrix over a divider wall.
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LOS ANGELES - Lighting designer Lee Rose was again called on to light America’s heavy metal awards, Golden Gods, and again turned to a Martin Professional luminaire to fulfill the brief, this time in the form of the MAC Aura.
This was Rose’s third year lighting the awards show with this year’s edition taking place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. He has previous experience using the Aura, namely on 2011’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show, but for Golden Gods his motivation was to see how they looked in a large array.
Rose used the Aura to create a heavy metal style “wall of light” as a backing / scenic look to the turntable stage by placing four rows of fixtures in a matrix over a divider wall. He names the Aura’s homogeneous color output, tight beam, power, small size and ability to overlay color on the backing glass as exceptional features.
The rig also incorporated Martin MAC 101 LED ash lights and Atomic 3000 strobes, all supplied by Felix Lighting. Streamed live to Xbox and Facebook, Golden Gods was broadcast May 28 to television audiences on VH1.
Photos: Design Partners, Inc.