Creatiq becomes first French firm to stock Robe PAINTE fixtures

(L–R:) Lighting Designer, Alexandre Cadren; Managing Director, Cristophe Pawliszko; Lighting Technicians, Alexis Terrier, Guillaume Pawliszko, and Pierre Vaillant with Lighting Designer, Geoffroy Croquefer.

Creatiq has become the first company in France to offer the Robe PAINTE moving light to clients, following an investment into its rental fleet based in Noeux-les-Mines in the Hauts de France. The 12 new PAINTES are joined by 16 LEDBeam 350s ordered simultaneously to complete a package which has already been busy on numerous shows and events on the company’s calendar.

Driving this move was Creatiq’s Cristophe Pawliszko, now the sole owner of the company he originally founded in 2006, then as one of six partners. Creatiq is known for its imagination and attention to detail. It supplies full production packages – backline, sound, lighting, structure, stages and video – for a diversity of shows and events from concerts to corporates, awards shows and other presentations and ceremonies. 

Typically Creatiq will also provide stage, lighting, sound and production design as part of their full production service package, and this is what prompted Cristophe to purchase the PAINTEs and the LEDBeam 350s. The small size, speed and enhanced features and versatility of both types of fixtures – and their compatibility to work in tandem as hard-edged and wash luminaires – make them ideal for the company’s workflow and MO.

Pawliszko already knew Robe fixtures were tough and reliable, as they had previously invested in some LEDWash 600s a few years ago, so he and his team of five full time employees plus regular freelancers were all certain that these newer products were “a safe bet.”

“These lights are also in high demand,” he noted, adding that investment decisions are partly informed by demand. “People are definitely asking for them – PAINTE is an adaptable and well-engineered product that adds great value to our company.”

Another big bonus is that the PAINTE has been specifically designed for lighting camera and video based environments with features like Cpulse flicker free management for HD and UHD cameras. Most events now will involve some degree of recording, streaming or broadcast element. They also liked the possibility of two gobo wheels and the framing shutters and the quality of light coming out of the fixture.

“It’s always exciting to be at the forefront of trends, and we are convinced that these products will soon be prolific,” Pawliszko commented, qualifying that sometimes taking the risk on a new range of equipment can be outweighed by reinvesting in kit with which you are familiar. “This is where we absolutely trust Robe, the quality of their equipment, and naturally the excellent backup and support we receive from Robe France. We knew that PAINTES and LEDBeam 350s were absolutely the right move!”