The School of Design and Media, part of ITE College Central in Singapore, recently placed an order for Ayrton’s Ghibli S fixtures as part of the lighting inventory for the Higher NITEC in Performance Production programme. The students use these fixtures on a regular basis as part of the course where they learn to rig and set up lighting, as well as practise programming on the console, all within the school’s Blackbox training facility.

 Mr A. Kumarran, lecturer in Performance Production, chose the Ghibli S fixtures to boost and expand the school’s lighting offering and support the teaching curriculum. “Students are introduced to different types of lighting fixtures to expand their knowledge of industry practices,” he explains. “We wanted to include a hardy fixture that was able to provide a good number of gobos and effects. Such attributes are ideal for students who are learning to use moving lights after coming from a conventional lighting background.

 “The Ghiblis will be used as part of the Lighting for Production I and II modules to teach students the process of working with intelligent lighting fixtures and also to support any productions that come into our learning space.”

 Mr Kumarran explained that he especially prefers the Ghibli S because of “the crispness of the beam produced by the fixture, coupled with its relatively quiet operating volume due to the liquid cooling system. These are two of the best features for us. The quietness is especially important because we are operating in the relatively small space of the Blackbox, so this feature was definitely a key consideration.”

The form factor of the Ghibli fixtures has also proved to be particularly good for a college environment. “The weight of the fixture is just one thing that makes it a good fit for the school,” says Mr Kumarran. “Some older fixtures have been known to be quite hefty especially when they have additional features such as framing modules and multiple gobo wheels. These can be a hazard when handled by students who are still learning their way around this equipment.”

 Mr Kumarran has been delighted with the selection of fixture: “The Ghibli S – which were supplied by Total Solution Marketing – performed exactly as we expected. Total Solution has been a very

forthcoming service partner and vendor. They have been steadfast in responding to any queries or hurdles we face while working with products that they have supplied to us. It has been a pleasure to work with them.”
Text: Julie Harper

Photos:  © ITE College Central – Audio Visual Production Management (Co-Curricular Activities Club).

© ITE College Central – HN Performance Production (Higher Nitec Course within ITE)

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