Indiana University sold on value of Pacifics

Students at the Indiana University

2002 - Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana purchased 55 Selecon Pacific fixtures. The fixtures were sold by A.C. Lighting, Inc's dealer: Production Advantage, Inc. of South Burlington, Vermont and form part of the University's diverse fixture inventory, which is a feature of their professional lighting design training program.

The Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center at Indiana University houses a 450 seat proscenium and a 250 seat "courtyard" shaped theatre which are at the core of Graduate and Undergraduate theatre instruction at Indiana University. Rob Shakespeare who holds the post of Professor of Lighting Design in the Department of Theatre and Drama chose the Pacifics after an extensive period of research and testing.

"Of course I had seen their exotic shape on A.C.'s booth at LDI and other tradeshows, and the rationale behind their engineering was interesting, but our theatre consultant, Bob Davis, encouraged me to take a closer look" said Rob. He continued: " Yes, they are novel in shape and engineering, but I really appreciated their quality of light. The high output, range of focus, smooth peak to flat alignment, lamp options and reduced color aberration sold me on their value within our inventory."

Each semester approximately 25 students participate in the first level of stage lighting courses. During the summer, an additional 15 students take the intro course, so in addition to 4 MFA Lighting Design graduate students and an equal number of advanced lighting undergraduates, about 75 students will handle/design with the Pacifics every year.

Rob concluded: "One of our goals was to expose our student designers and technicians to a palette of fixtures used by the most acclaimed lighting designers in our profession. I hope other training environments have similar opportunities in their future".

** The three MFA lighting students, on the tension mesh grid of the Wells-Metz theatre at Indiana University are: from left to right: Rob Graham, Laura Dowling, Becky Hardy. **


Credits

Client Indiana University
Professor of Lighting Design Rob Shakespeare
Selecon Dealer Production Advantage, Inc. via A.C. Lighting, Inc.

Products used

1 x Pacific 90° Fixed Beam
38 x Pacific 20° Fixed Beam
16 x Pacific 5.5°-13° Zoomspot

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