The 2018 CMC Music Awards recently took place at The Star Gold Coast with a stunning production and lighting design by Josh Moffat of Zennacle.
“I’ve used the Claypaky Scenius fixtures on several events and they’re very good,” remarked Josh. “The Unicos are very impressive; punchy, even and their colour consistency is phenomenal. On the CMC Awards I had eight Unicos doing all the keylight downstage and they didn’t miss a beat. I also had four Scenius Profiles for keylight above the main cameras and they were also great. I didn’t have to swap a single one out all week as they were refreshingly reliable for a moving light.”
Josh also utilised the venue’s inhouse 18 x Claypaky Alpha Spot 800 QWO and 12 x Alpha Wash HPE 700, which he said looked a little old and tired but worked surprisingly very well!
For eye candy, colour and movement for all of the performances and award presentation Josh turned to his 22 x Martin Professional MAC Viper Profiles, 40 x MAC Quantum Profiles, 23 x MAC Quantum Washes and 44 x MAC Auras. He also had use of the inhouse Martin RUSH MH3 Beams.
“The MAC Viper is a really good workhorse,” stated Josh. “But what really stood out was the brightness and colour consistency of the MAC Quantums, which you don’t really get with discharge fixtures when you have elements such as different lamp hours. The MAC Aura is an old favourite that never gets tired; they always work and look great on camera as they don’t flicker like some of the Chinese stuff on the market.”
“It’s been my console of choice for over seven years and I wouldn’t use anything else,” said Josh. “They work, they do their thing and there’s no point looking elsewhere.”
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