The Ayrton and Claypaky luminaires, supplied in Spain by Stonex, stood out among a full assembly of LED moving heads of great versatility and power that filled the stage with light and color.
Pictures of Tony Hernández
The Canary Islands can boast each year to host one of the most spectacular and outstanding carnivals in the world. Around 600.000 people attended this year to enjoy the show under the theme Una noche en Río.
The lighting was nourished by numerous LED moving heads among which there were numerous Claypaky heads and a total of 40 Ghiblis by Ayrton. Under the design and direction of Jonay Díaz, illuminator and technical director of the event, as well as partner of the company RGB CANARIAS S.Coop. The lighting material for this event was supplied by GAM Events between which they counted up 170 Mobile heads 2015. conventional luminaires, 148 static smart luminaires
Jonay Díaz is aware of the transcendence and monitoring of this event outside our borders. «The DRAG QUEEN Gala It is seen everywhere in the world with spectacular audience shares. For that reason, the choice of lighting equipment should be very aware ".
For an outstanding job, he needed to have the best operators on the islands, to assist him in the 21 shows offered on the main stage. Jacinto Cabrera e Ibán Negrín they were in charge of operating with him using grandMA2 by MA Lighting
Jonay wanted to bet heavily on LED technology for its design. "I have deeply investigated what products the market offers in 2019 to illuminate a show like this and the LED currently outperforms the unloading equipment indisputably." Says the illuminator and technical director of the event.
The advantages of these equipment include saving energy consumption, greater creative possibilities, among many others. "It also highlights that the projection of gobos is much more homogeneous. Betting on LED devices has allowed to have a better image quality especially on TV by eliminating almost completely the sometimes annoying hotspot. In addition, the current LED devices offer unprecedented qualities in color reproduction, "says Jonay.
For this event we counted on the work of Israel Reyes as artistic director y Carlos Santos as a set designer. "To do great shows you must work hard, have a great team of professionals supporting you and have the best means. There are no miracles or coincidences''
Jonay Díaz emphasizes that it is a guaranteed guarantee to have devices of the quality of Claypaky or Ayrton, equipment that he had at his disposal in this scenario, but points out that the greatest weight fell on the Ghibli de Ayrton since they were those that offered greater benefits and those of better luminance quality.
«I could count on 40 Ayrton Ghibli, 30 of contra and 10 of frontal. They are the best Spot I've ever used and I think we're going to see them a lot in all the big events, "he says.
In the midst of the technological revolution that the lighting sector is experiencing, some brands are beginning to make a difference. In this sense, Jonay Díaz assures from his professional experience that brands like Claypaky y Ayrton They will have a lot to say in this whole process. In the midst of the technological revolution that the lighting sector is experiencing, some brands are beginning to make a difference. In this sense, Jonay Díaz assures from his professional experience that brands like Claypaky y Ayrton They will have a lot to say in this whole process. For this show they were also used 30 Mythos, 16 SuperSharpy 2, 16 Sharpy, 30 A.Leda K20 B-Eye y 16 Claypaky Stormy CC.
The quality and reliability offered by these brands are decisive when choosing which devices to work with in a show of such magnitude. In the words of Jonay Díaz: "As a designer I look for luminous devices that are very versatile, trying to make them compact because we do not always have a lot of space in the scenographies. As an operator and programmer, I look for devices that are reliable at 100%. I want everything to be seen during the show as I programmed it. "
In Spain, the company Stonex is an official distributor Claypaky and Ayrton, among other well-known brands. As a national reference in professional lighting and stage engineering, Stonex brings more than 39 years of experience offering integral solutions for the sectors of entertainment, entertainment, architecture and emergency lighting; comprising the design, supply, installation and maintenance of scenic equipment and premium lighting.