ETC and High End Systems arrive in force at Théâtre du Châtelet

ETC and High End Systems © Jonathan Grimaux.

The Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris has recently reopened its doors to the public. With the intention of restoring the venue to its original splendor, the project saw the inclusion of an array of products from ETC and High End Systems.

Christophe Leuba – one of the venue’s two lighting managers who assist lighting director Renaud Corler – recognized the potential of ETC Eos consoles after attending an ETC training session. “I loved the event and as soon as I got back to the Châtelet I arranged an ‘Introduction to Eos’ session for our entire team,” said Christophe.

Even though decision-making for lighting control and power control was not connected at the outset, the Eos consoles chosen complemented the Sensor3 Power control system selected, with both product families originating from ETC. “It’s really convenient to be able to control the dimmers from the consoles,” said Bernard Maby, the theatre’s other lighting manager. “In addition, it’s very nice to have the feedback directly on the desks.”

Technical solution provider Dushow was appointed to supply the lighting, and began with a demonstration featuring all the key brands of the sector. “The Dushow demo was superb because it was very objective,” said Christophe. “The High End Systems SolaFrame 3000 stood out thanks to its power, but also its color quality and full-frame shutters. This led to an investment in 46 SolaFrame 3000 fixtures.”

The venue already had a dozen Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr luminaires and the team chose to add 60 units of the same model, equipped with 25–50 ° zoom optics. “It’s a great fixture with quality tungsten emulation,” said Leuba. “And the color management with Eos is just amazing. It consumes nothing and it makes beautiful color!”