Cutting edge moving heads for Theatre & Performance Design and Technology students

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) has upgraded its lighting fleet, adding seven new Martin by Harman MAC Encore Performance moving heads to its shared stock. These were commissioned by Paul Halgarth, Lecturer in Lighting, Electrics and Programming at LIPA,  and supplied by Martin by Harman dealer, Stage Electrics. The new fixtures will enable students on both the Theatre and Performance Design and Technology degree courses to have access to cutting-edge technology.

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Photo above: LIPA students with the new Martin MAC Encore Performance fixtures. Pic courtesy: Tracey Gibbs. 

“The Encores are already on our first production and the reaction from students has been immensely positive,” Paul Halgarth confirmed. “They find the fixtures easy to control, with accuracy, and are now able to learn how to manipulate framing shutters. They are impressed with both the power and colour output; the Martin MAC colour flags make them feel professional and these fixtures complement our existing tungsten lanterns beautifully.”

The new units will be available for use not only in the Paul McCartney Auditorium and Sennheiser Studio Theatre, which have been part of the Institute’s fabric since it opened in 1996, but also a new studio theatre at LIPA that is due to open in 2019.