Fixtures from Italian manufacturer SGM have been turning up all over the globe lately. For the second year in a row they played a key role in lighting Vina del Mar's Festival Internacional della Cancion in Chile: no less than 60 Galileo IV 1200 scanners were used onstage for the six-day pop music festival, held in spring, and televised throughout Latin and South America.
As well as 24 Live Pro 1200s from another Italian manufacturer, Studio Due, the show's lighting rig (designed and directed by Patrick Henry of Pat Henry Iluminacion) featured two of the firm's Newton 1200 followspots. Conventional lighting hailed from Strand and pyro effects from Le Maitre, with control supplied by an SGM Regia 256, a Studio Due Master Show, an Avolites Pearl, a Coemar Samurai Scan Control, and two Strand MXs.
SGM export manager Franco Zaghini says its instruments are a staple for event programming at TV stations in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. Recent installations in another hot market, China, include the Sansan Plaza in Xingjiang, Beijing's JJ Disco Club, and the Future Time Plaza and Merry Valley in Shenzhen.