Offering acclaimed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Technical Theatre.
The College has invested in one FLX S24 and three FLX lighting consoles which are in daily use throughout the College’s multiple performance and rehearsal spaces.
Over 550 diverse public performances are staged during term time alone.
Matt Rogerson, Senior Technician, says "FLX has been developed with no compromise on quality or functionality. I think the ZerOS and FLX platform is a really rock-solid product"
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru – National Conservatoire of Wales in Cardiff, UK provides specialist practical and performance-based training that enables young professional artists to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.
Offering acclaimed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Technical Theatre and Stage & Event Management. These have spawned many future entertainment technology industry professionals.
The College has invested in four of Zero 88’s powerful user-friendly FLX lighting consoles which are in daily use throughout the College’s multiple performance and rehearsal spaces.
Four busy major performance spaces on the campus include the 360-capacity Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall and the Richard Burton Theatre which seats up to 180. The Bute Theatre and the Caird Studio theatre are both flexible black box rooms with variable capacities and configurations - the Bute accommodates around 100 to 150, while the Caird is more intimate, holding about 30 to 40.
The FLXs – currently there are three FLXs and one FLX S24 – are working in all these different spaces and are also part of the teaching curriculum equipment.
They chose FLX, because the range of features is unbeatable in my opinion for the price, and this combined with the straightforward operation made it a really easy decision as it definitely ‘punches above its weight.
The FLX in the Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall is in constant use and is set up with an FLX USB ZerOS Wing running over a KVM so it can be operated remotely from the Prompt Corner. This is not exactly what it was designed for, but it works very well for Matt and the team.
The FLX S24 running the mini-rig is also in daily use.
The other two FLXs have multiple uses depending on the productions and / or lectures of the moment or the type and style of the events currently running. They are frequently in action in and around the Student Union or for larger shows in the college foyer.
The general opinion of the students is also that FLX is a very good option, reports Matt.
He also mentions that for the in-house productions, they enjoy “exceptional” support from Zero 88’s product manager Jon Hole, himself an ex RWCMD student, and his team at Zero 88 who are based in Cwmbran … just up the road.
Prior to starting the lighting process for their own productions, students will usually make a trip to Zero 88’s office and factory for dedicated console training sessions.
For Matt, the FLX range brings something special and different to their specific working environment, and therefore it’s enjoyed huge success.