Both the MAC Encore and MAC Ultra sales were led by White Light Business Development Manager, Jonathan Haynes.
“I think [the RAH] was aware of just how many MAC Encores there were in the field, including installations in other key London theatres. This has given them a top-notch rig as they continue to do bigger and better things by renting their lighting to incoming shows. They have definitely made a significant investment.”
His company also has a service agreement with the venue and maintains all its equipment.
“I have had a long relationship Rich Thomas and [head of production and technical] Ollie Jeffery and they have remained very loyal to White Light.”
When the concert hall was ready to retire its old halogen units back in 2019 the search began for a super bright LED replacement. Richard Thomas takes up the story.
“We wanted the functionality that the previous fixture gave us — which was special keylight for camera and lighting people’s faces. But there was no like-for-like replacement. We had actually been looking for a lower end spec, with framing and iris, and so not only did the Encore’s gobos become an extra feature for us but so did the colour mixing. Another key feature was the silent running as the rig also needs to cater for orchestral events.”