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Stage Lighting


Left: Chroma-Q™ help to create an exciting atmosphere for a brand new tour of classic opera ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. Below: XL Video UK adds to the drama at Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto tour.


Sticking with an opera theme,


Chroma-Q™ Color Force™ 72 RGBA LED battens were specified by award-winning lighting designer, Paule Constable, for the new Cameron Mackintosh UK and Ireland touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of The Opera’. Paule’s work is renowned worldwide for its experimentation, invention and creativity, and she had not used Color Force products before. She sought a powerful, well sized lightsource for the show, and wanted products that could be utilised as an even spread ‘soft light’ tool to illuminate the numerous cloths and drapes that give Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic, hugely successful musical its unique period flavour and ambience. After receiving a demonstration, she confirmed that Color Force battens were the perfect answer for achieving the desired effects. “For me they were easily the best,” she feels, out of all her choices. “The colour mixing is brilliant, especially in that pale ‘sludgy’ area of the spectrum,


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which I use a lot, and they generally offer an excellent theatre palette and really bring the cloths alive.” Moving towards a slightly different stage, XL Video UK have recently been involved in a number of high profile concerts, including those for Fatboy Slim and Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto world tour. The team supplied LED screens, cameras / HD PPU, media servers and control for the tour, including XL Video’s brand new Pixled F-12 LED screen product. XL Video is the first company in the UK to take delivery of this impressively bright and clear surface. The screens contain over 1140 Pixled F-12 tiles, flown as squares from special screen support towers supplied by StageCo and masked with circular set fascias - constructed by Tait Technologies - that were splattered with graffiti. The screen layout for this leg of the tour, developed by production and lighting designer Paul Normandale, features five striking circular F-12 surfaces onstage. The central one measures 9 metres in diameter and is flanked by two at 8 metres and then


two at 10 metres on the outside. The two 8 metre screens are slightly angled to maximise site lines for the audience seated on the sides of the stadiums. The screens allowed for some incredible


effects to provide a backdrop for the show, adding to a sense of spectacle. Although fans are coming to experience the show itself, atmosphere is everything at a live event, and lighting effects really help make the stage more exciting.


Contact


Robe T: + 420 571 751 510 www.robe.cz


Chroma-Q T: +44 1494 446000 www.chroma-q.com


XL Video UK T: +44 (0)1442 849400 www.xlvideo.tv


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