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B-Eyes burn brightly for Marklew Productions

17th August 2017

“This was our first ever Claypaky purchase,” opens Kieran Marklew of Marklew Productions.  “We had been looking to invest in some new fixtures and one of our clients had specified the K20 B-Eye so we thought it was time for us to investigate.”

Marklew Productions has been in business since 2007 and has built up a very healthy clientele, from local Birmingham businesses opting for dry hire to those looking for a full production service alongside an extensive number of college and university customers and requests for weddings or special event lighting.  “We contacted Ambersphere Solutions and spoke to Thor Andre from Ambersphere Sales.  I was so impressed with the fixture it wasn’t a difficult choice to make.  I especially like the added feature of the front lens rotation.  It gives an amazing vortex effect which is totally unique to the B-Eye.  The colour palettes are the best I’ve seen making the fixture perfect as an open white fresnel if required; flexibility is always an important factor when deciding whether to invest.  We had looked at a couple of other brands but the K20 was the number one choice, pure and simple.”

The first few jobs for the B-Eyes are a good example of how flexible they need to be.  “The first show was a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ style event at the ICC Birmingham in Hall 3.  We needed something that would be the centre piece of our light show. We used drop-down bars off the centre square truss which facilitated the perfect hanging position and gave a great eye candy effect towards the audience and also the perfect angle for the dance floor. They complemented the moving beams coming from around the dance floor, giving unique shape macros with endless creative options.”


The B-Eyes second time out was for the Birmingham City University Graduation Ball at Edgbaston cricket ground. The brief was to create an amazing lighting show for a band and a DJ. “We used the B-Eye K20 above the band so we could use the amazing visual effects towards the audience as well as lighting the band. The client said it was the best lighting show they have ever had. It doesn’t get better than that!”

“I established Marklew Productions in 2007 having worked freelance since leaving school in 2000.  I wanted to feel free to create my own ideas and designs for clients and investing in a fixture like the K20 certainly offers my creatives ideas scope that I hadn’t been able to consider before.  Apart from buying more K20 B-Eyes, we very much plan on buying some Claypaky Scenius Unico units because of their high output and amazing framing system; they will be the perfect fixture to complement our hire stock.”

“The buying process with Ambersphere couldn’t have been any easier,” finishes Marklew.  “And I would like to thank Thor for taking special time out to visit us and make sure we were happy with everything.  That kind of extra-curricular customer service gives you confidence in the brand, the fixture, the purchase process and, all important, what comes after.”

B-Eyes burn brightly for Marklew Productions
B-Eyes burn brightly for Marklew Productions