Machu Picchu, also known as the “Lost City of the Incas”, is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level, situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. Not the easiest site for a lighting installation.
The celebration involved lighting the historic city with a vast array of colour from high atop the mountains. 2 W-DMX F-1 G4 Transmitters and Receivers were used to send signal to 40 Vari*Lite VL3500 Washes, 20 Vari*Lite VL3000 Spots, 20 Atomic 3000 strobes and 2 Strong Super Trouper 2K follow spots. Lighting Designer was Gian Franco Di Vitto and Andres Cuadros was the equipment consultant. A grandMA2 Ultra-Light was used to control lighting programmed by Martin Tolentino with a WholeHog III used to control the conventional lighting. Equipment was supplied by Red Power Peru.
The W-DMX was doing the communication between the consoles and the rig with the console and the luminaries located approximately 500 metres apart.
“We're always so happy when W-DMX is used on such historic celebrations,” said Niclas Arvidsson, CEO of Wireless Solution, “The team was extremely pleased with the reliability and ease of use of our system.”
Wireless Solution Sweden is the world's leading manufacturer of Wireless lighting control equipment, with 100,000 units sold worldwide and over 35 OEM partners. Hailed for its reliability and ease of use, Wireless Solution's W-DMX range of products is the consistent choice for top professionals in the lighting industry and specified with perfect results in high-profile events and installations around the world. W-DMX is also hailed as the best wireless OEM solution. W-DMX has been used for lighting major events including the Youth Olympics in Singapore; Season of Light in Helsinki; 2010 Olympics in Vancouver; Times Square in New York City; the Nobel Prize Banquet; the Berlin Wall 20-year Anniversary; Eurovision Song Contest; and many more.
For more information about W-DMX, visit www.wirelessdmx.com.
Photos: Andres Cuadros