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R.E.M. Tour 2008

R.E.M. Tour 2008
Lighting Contractor Inner Circle Distribution
Lighting designer/director/programmer Susanne Sasic
Photo by Steve Jennings

Coemar Infinity Wash XLs on Tour with R.E.M.

For the R.E.M. tour launched this past May in Vancouver, lighting designer/director/programmer Susanne Sasic added Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights to her rig.

Designing a frame of lights around a set of five Barco MiTRIX video screens plus two Mainlight Industries Soft-LED panels, Sasic has created a "skyline" of video which forms the centerpiece of her basic design. Infinity Wash XL lights, 1400W with a full range of features including a CMY color-mixing system and a spectrum of effects, play a big role in the design as well. "We have big, bold strokes of color framing the video," explains Sasic. "Five Infinitys are on side trusses and two are on the floor, with more fixtures to be added for the European leg which takes us through most of the fall, after which come more U.S. dates."

Sasic, who is relying on a grandMA for programming, is truly impressed with the Infinitys' dynamic performance. "They're very bright, the color-mixing is great," she insists, "and there is even more than one shade of green. Being able to get true shades of red and green is something I haven't been able to find in other moving lights."

Featuring a 6-80 degree zoom, pan/tilt, full-range dimming, and index-able beam shaping in 360 degrees, Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights are proving themselves indispensable for the tour from Sasic's perspective. "I absolutely love them!" she attests.

Coemar products are distributed in the U.S. by Inner Circle Distribution.