Good Day all,
We are currently looking at purchasing some moving fixtures for my theatre. It is a community road house managed by a professional producing Theatre company. The theatre is rented out for about 80% of the year and it sees a variety of shows. Live concerts to professional theatre shows. The push for movers comes from a number of areas. From me wanting to add that pizzaz to our shows (we are doing disneys Beauty this year for example) and the push also comes from the road shows asking what do you have for movers. To which we say errr arrgh nothing. We have demo'd a few units. My first inclination for to look for wash fixtures so we demo's a Martin TW-1 and a VL 500. I like the tuungsten fixtures for sure. Our thought was that the theatre show and day to day we could use the wash fixtures as our topwash. Reduce the number of instruments hung and speed up our turnarounds. But after talking as a group the TD of the space, my technicians and anyone that came through, we realized that a purely wash fixture may not be the best use of our money. It was suggested to look at a couple of other fixture the VL 1000 with shutters came up and I like the idea, but also we were suggested to look at the martin 700 profile although they are arc source. So all that being said, and opening the can of worms I just have, what do you have to say. Who have used these fixtures and what do you prefer.