ETC’s automated luminaires and entertainment fixtures have been selected by rental company Papadimas AVL S.M.P.C in Greece for renowned TV shows The Voice and Just The 2 Of Us, as well as a recent production of the hit musical Phantom Of The Opera in Athens, and Thessaloniki.
Almost 200 High End Systems moving lights feature across the productions, including Lonestar, SolaPix, SolaFrame and SolaSpot automated luminaires. ETC’s affordable Lonestar fixtures took their Greek TV debut on talent show Just The 2 Of Us, bringing their professional feature set, and quality output all wrapped up in a small package. They joined over a hundred other High End Systems moving lights as well as 50 Source Four LED Series 3 Daylight HDR profiles, all controlled by a mix of Hog 4 and Eos consoles. Series 3 continues to wow on-camera around the world, with its patented X8 array giving unmatched control over how skin tones and objects render on-screen.
SolaPix 19 luminaires returned to world-famous reality competition show The Voice this year, working alongside High End Systems SolaSpots and almost one hundred Source Four LED fixtures. The unique face-look of SolaPix, with its HaloGraphic Pixel Definition and innovative FleX Effects engine is a big hit on-camera, but the fixture is also capable of incredibly smooth washes, adding even more versatility to the rig.
Papadimas AVL S.M.P.C established its presence in the broadcast market in Greece through working on such shows and supplying ETC products. “We met the demand for high quality equipment and services on the ‘The Voice, Just The 2 Of Us, and the Phantom Of The Opera with ETC gear, which has also set the bar high for our competitors. The certified quality of ETC products combined with the large quantities we own have helped us create a fleet that provides exceptional results, with consistency and competitive prices,” comments general manager at Papadimas AVL S.M.P.C, Panagiotis Papadimas.
The live productions of Phantom Of The Opera used a wide range of High End Systems spots and wash-lights alongside industry standard Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr profiles to bring the story to life. Released in 2014, Series 2 continues to earn its keep in hire stocks around the world, with venues and rental companies continuing to invest in its reliability and incredible colour control, all backed up by ETC’s industry leading warranty and support.
ETC Regional Sales Manager, Konstantinos Vonofakidis comments: “I would like to thank Papadimas AVL for their continued trust in our products and services even during the challenging times of the pandemic. This has been a great collaboration that has been forged through the unparalleled support of our local dealer – Audio & Vision.
“The co-operation between Papadimas AVL and Audio & Vision has had a significantly positive impact on the TV and live events industry in Greece. The overall quality of lighting has improved with many productions being upgraded with ETC equipment, and DOP’s and LD’s continue to create unforgettable lighting designs with our products.”