Christmas came early in 2018 for Cape Town-based rental company, Core Productions after they took ownership of an MA lighting dot2 XL-F, MA lighting dot2 F-wing, a DMX King Pro1, and a dozen Longman Facepars.
For the tight-knit group who make up Core Productions, the new equipment has brought peace of mind. “We are always motivated to come up with amazing ideas,” said the Owner of Core Productions, Bernard Gramann: “That’s why I love my job and need to rely on gear that won’t fail.” Gramann decided on the MA lighting dot2 console and DMX King Pro1 because of the great functionality of the operating system and the after-sales service he has received from DWR Distribution. Gramann said: “The dot2 also has the Resolume Profile which we often use for effects on shows, and my team is very excited about ‘giving it a go’ as well as triggering the dot2 through our Watchout for different video cues and so forth.”
MA Lighting’s dot2 XL-F is a compact light controller which has up to 4,096 channels and extensive connectivity options, which made it ideal for all applications whether theatre, touring, corporate events, TV or training. The MA Lighting dot2 F-wing offers modular playback expansion to any of the dot2 consoles. The wings are connected Plug & Play via Ethernet and can be assigned to the correct fader or button location with the console in seconds, providing an additional 8 faders and 16 playback buttons with an integrated touchscreen.
Adding to their existing stock, Core Productions also purchased an additional 12 Longman Facepars. “These are handy light fixtures that are small and punchy,” commented Schalk Botha from DWR. “They are particularly useful for corporate events, lighting up trussing, backlight, sidelight and even for FOH on small stages.” The Longman Facepars utilises a 12Watt RGBW 25 degree LED chipset to produce rich and vibrant colours.
Bradley Bruchhausen, based at DWR Distribution Cape Town, delivered the gear and will be presenting training to the operators within the next week. “Core Productions are a great team who take pride in their work. I can’t wait to see what they do with the console,” he said.