June 07, 2021
WARSAW, Poland—HARMAN Professional Solutions recently collaborated with Stage Source and ATM System to deliver a dynamic lighting design for Polish reality television series The Voice of Poland with brand-new Martin MAC Aura PXL fixtures.
Part of the internationally syndicated television franchise The Voice, The Voice of Poland is a televised reality competition that gives singers the opportunity to showcase their vocal talents in front of celebrity judges and coaches on live television. First aired in 2011, the series recently filmed its 11th season, which was hosted by actor Maciej Musiał and filmed in Warsaw.
In order to ensure premium production quality for the nationally televised series, the show’s producers hired ATM System to supply an exciting lighting design that would deliver dynamic lighting both on stage and on camera. ATM System collaborated with distributor Stage Source to provide a robust lighting solution highlighted by the global television premiere of cutting-edge Martin MAC Aura PXL multi-source wash fixtures.
“We previously utilized Martin VC Dot fixtures for The Voice Of Poland, and that instantly created more demand from the producers for Martin fixtures with unique Eye-candy Aura Effects,” said Radosław Zacheja, CEO, StageSource. “We implemented the MAC Aura PXL fixtures because not only do they have powerful beams and washes that look beautiful on camera, these new fixtures are also great for pixel mapping and effects. The kinds of effects you can achieve with them are really interesting and look different from other wash luminaires. This show was a good opportunity to showcase what you can do with the pixel programming, like displaying the performers’ names or having numbers that count them in to start singing.”
The Martin MAC Aura PXL is the latest addition to Martin’s innovative Aura family of wash lights with multi-lens and backlight technology. MAC Aura PXL fixtures deliver tight, narrow beams and wide, high-intensity wash fields in a lightweight, compact fixture perfectly suited for television shows and corporate events as well as nightclub and touring applications. The first wash fixture to feature individual pixel control for main beam pixels and backlighting, the MAC Aura PXL is fully compatible with an array of control methods, including DMX, Art-Net, sACN and Martin’s P3 creative video protocol.
“The show’s lighting designer was very satisfied with the unique looks they were able to achieve with the MAC Aura PXL fixtures,” continued Zacheja. “Because we have access to each individual pixel, we’re able to program a wide range of shapes and video effects and integrate them with LED screens and other background elements. You can’t really do that with other fixtures. This opens up so many possibilities, and I don’t think many people are utilizing these fixtures to their full ability yet. We’re working closely with Martin to educate the lighting industry on ways to realize this potential through their P3 software. That’s the great thing about working with Martin products in general—the immediate technical support and access to a wealth of training materials makes it easy to demonstrate advanced applications to clients and lighting professionals. Even now, with the current dangers and restrictions due to COVID, we’ve been able to rely on HARMAN’s constant collaboration and communication, maybe more than ever.”