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Can anyone identify this effect fixture?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by jhdesynz, May 31, 2009.

  1. jhdesynz

    jhdesynz Member

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    I was watching the youtube videos of Britain's Got Talent and am wondering, what fixtures are they using to create the giant moonflower/beam effects from these screen captures.

    At first I thought it was a regular breakup gobo, but the beam isn't defined enough (IMO) to be from a regular mover. Anyone have any thoughts, ideas?



    Yes its Susan Boyle, no I don't own the pics. They are all copyright whoever owns Britain's Got Talent. I am not sure about the posting rules, but I am just trying to identify the fixtures in use.
     

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    My best guess is that it is probably something in the VL3000 series of fixtures, possibly even an advance glimpse of the VL3500 Wash FX.
     
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    Chances are it is a plain old "dots" type gobo, thus giving the many individual beams from each fixture.
    Like this (AP MS-2288):
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    As for fixture type, it could be anything as we can't see the fixtures in the photos. Odds are good that it is an arc source fixture. As for beam definition: White man have new technology called focus!
     
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    This was my first thought. Dots projected through a MAC III or a VL3000 Profile. I don't think white man's focus is being employed ;D

    I remembered that last year one of the lighting rags was talking about a line of arc-lamp based moon flowers that were popular in Europe. I just can't find the article. They have been used before for other Euro concerts and its the same effect, a rotating ACL/moonflower-ish cluster of beams. Anyone read Lighting and Sound Intl and have old copies?
     
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    I think it may be Novalight Novaflower Novalight - Nova flower
     
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    I think you nailed it. These fixtures are dead-on. Thanks!
     
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    I can confirm that the fixtures are defiantly nova flowers :)
     
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    I was going to guess an Alpha One Falcon Flower. I watched a bunch of the BGT videos because they have a buch of tech stuff on stage and generally put on a decent show, especially for the semi finals, and the LD seems to really like using those flowers fixtures.
     
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    Probably some vari*lite of some sort. Can you get a better close up image? Or is that as close as you can get.
     
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    We have established that its either a NovaFlower or an Alpha-One Falcon Flower. Both effects are arc-lamp based moonflowers on a yoke.

    See the below pictures for comparison. The first is a NovaFlower, the second the original image I uploaded. The beams match.

    If the beams were coming from a profile fixture, they would be more defined. I think we can put this one to rest.

    Thank you to everyone who replied. I appreciate it.
     

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    Yeah, it's definitely either the Nova Flower or Falcon Flower - you can't easily get those kinds of beams out of a regular moving light. There's a definition to them that's not exactly simply an out of focus mover - it's something more.
     

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