I am interested in having a boxing show with a lighting kit for the ring (20'x 20') and lighting for the ring-walk. The venue is a gym that seats about 300 people with a ring in the middle. Can anyone suggest a lighting scheme with a modest budget?
@Robert Lewis A few queries and thoughts while you're waiting for other posters to reply:
The lighting kit is only part of my budget and I don't have much experience pricing such an item. i want to facilitate Elite Amateur Boxing in Western New York for years to come so I am interested in purchasing a lighting rig. I think it would be more cost effective. What would $5000 get me in reference to a lighting kit.We're not in your area so this isn't an offer to come work with you... but we do a fair number of televised and PPV boxing gigs. The "look" desired differs with each event/TV producer but the big PAR can rig is back in vogue currently - 24kW on each side of the ring, a mix of wides and mediums with a trim of 24-28ft above the ring. With audio (my specialty) there's a full day of move in/set up before the TV crew and fight promoters arrive. You'll also want some light to paint the audience with and some "twinkly" stuff for the beauty shot. Fighter walk in is "spin and puke" or "flash and trash" stuff (think disco).
We've also done some tight-budget boxing that looks more like the way WWE used to do their "drive-by wrasslin'" gigs 15 years ago - an 8 ft piece of 12x12 truss on Genie lift forks, at each corner of the ring, 6 LED PAR or wash fixtures on each. We overcame the producer's aesthetic objections by suggesting they put vertical signage on the audience sides of the lift masts (like they do on the rings corner posts) so he could sell more sponsorship.
What's your budget? Are you trying to do this with existing inventory or is rental/purchase also in your plans?
@Amiers Possibly @egilson1 Was illustrating one of four corners, leaving you to duplicate his focus with the other three. Focusing as shown aids in not firing into the eyes of the high-dollar patrons sitting tight to the ring.Curious as to why you would stack it all to one corner and not go 4 diagonal down the middle and 1 on either side?