Irish Lighting rental company, Production Services Ireland (PSI), became fully embroiled in the weekend commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the world’s most famous cruise ship, the Titanic. PSI’s Belfast and Dublin operations supplied lighting, rigging and crew to three major events to mark this seminal moment in maritime history.
PSI supplied lighting, trussing and rigging to this outdoor stage, a 16 metre dome roof structure located in the middle of the harbour front, into which they installed four upstage / downstage ‘finger’ trusses, chosen to maximise the headroom.
In addition, PSI was working directly for Cobh 100 and with production manager Mark Anderson of Creating Shows.
The lighting design was developed by PSI’s, Sean Pagel. As the event was primarily orchestra based, non-intrusive illumination, rather than multiple whizz-bang effects was required. The fixtures utilised were 40 GLP Impression 120 Zoom LED wash lights, two Space Flowers to add a bit of upstage sparkly looks from the back, and one follow spot to pick out the conductor and soloists. Joe Byrne and Darragh McAuliffe co-ordinated everyone’s lighting requirements for the four show days running the lights on a Jands Vista T2 console.