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The Rubens tour with Mistral-S spots

The Rubens tour with Mistral-S spots
Images courtesy of Mia McKenzie

The Rubens tour with Mistral-S spots


The Rubens recently toured their native Australia, promoting their latest studio album, Lo La Ru. Lighting designer Tim Beeston from Flash Bang Productions lit the stage with Ayrton’s new Mistral-S spot luminaires, supplied by South West Solutions.

‘I designed a ladder system incorporating mirror balls and small spot beams,’ said Mr Beeston. ‘The Mistral-S with its small, light profile was the ideal fixture for my ladder system. We also compared it against a very well-known profile fixture and, with its flat field, the Mistral-S was definitely the better instrument.’

Eight Mistral-S fixtures were hung on four ladders, along with eight mirror balls below each one. These were used for beam looks, projecting onto the mirror balls and as back spots. The fixtures remained hidden for the first half of each gig, concealed behind a large silk backdrop, only to be revealed by a spectacular kabuki drop during the 10th song of the set.

When the tour stopped at The Forum in Melbourne, Mr Beeston adjusted the rig, incorporating South West’s newly purchased Ayrton Bora-S wash luminaires, positioning three on the downstage truss for backdrop framing during the second set and as backdrop washes during the first set.

‘We used the Bora-S units to frame out onto the drops and then dropped in a gobo to do some textured breakups,’ explained Mr Beeston. ‘They’re an awesome light and the framing is spot on.’

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