Krank’d is a successful Gold Coast production company, specialising in design and technical support for theatre and performing arts events nationally. Recently they expanded their hire inventory with high-quality Prolights fixtures, including the EclProfile CT+, a six-colour mixing LED theatrical profile, and the EclCyclorama 100, a soft-edge linear cyclorama floodlight.
“We previously owned a large quantity of ETC Source Fours and knew it was time to invest in a full-colour LED Profile fixture,” explained Wes Bluff, Managing Director of Krank’d. “Having used the Prolights EclProfile CT+ in high-level Queensland venues, and in discussion with local designers and crew, it was clear that everyone was raving about the EclProfile CT+.”
Wes says that it wasn’t the fixture’s extensive list of features that caught his attention, but rather the quality of light that they produced.
“You can achieve the natural effect of a traditional incandescent fixture” he explained, “Yet they also produce an excellent range of saturated colours typical of an LED fixture.
“The raw 16bit mode pairs perfectly with the traditional Gel Colour libraries in popular lighting consoles, simplifying colour programming.”
When it came to choosing the EclCyclorama 100 fixtures, Wes arranged a shootout with several similar fixtures on the market.
“We were searching for some footlights for a regional tour supplying a contemporary dance company,” he added. “Although it was not the fixture’s intended purpose, the design of the EclCyclorama 100 lent itself beautifully to the design requirements of the production. The inclusion of the warm white source as well as the typical RGB array meant the designer could achieve substantial colour variation in each of the three acts of the performance.”
Since then, Krank’d have used their EclCyclorama 100 not only as footlights but also as Cyc floods for a wide variety of theatrical productions.
Wes further commented on Show Technology’s impeccable service, saying that the professional support of the staff has been crucial to the ongoing success of Krank’d.