disguise Supports Yuzu Tour
Japanese folk-rock duo Yuzu’s tour across Japan features a huge back wall of LED screens of assorted sizes and shapes and a giant sculptural Yuzutaro LED – an anthropomorphic character whose head is fashioned from the Japanese citrus fruit called yuzu. disguise (formerly known as d3) 4x4pro media servers were chosen to unify the different feeds needed to push content to the LED back wall, the sculptural Yuzutaro LED plus the stage riser LED. “We have used disguise extensively in the past so we knew it would be the best option,” says Roy Chung from Los Angeles-based content creator POSSIBLE. The POSSIBLE team worked with several different partners in Japan and the US to realise Yuzutaro, which is over 15 meters tall and has 100,000 hand-placed LED bulbs. “We spent several weeks getting the mapping right, and Nihon Stage and Sanko worked tirelessly to finish fabrication and LED placement, respectively,” says Chung. Sculptural Yuzutaro has an LED pitch of about 70mm. The LED back wall is a mix of 30mm and 18mm pitch products. The Rental Partner, Hibino Corporation provided three 4x4pros: one was the main timecode system, one was the timecode back up and the third was a DMX-controlled unit for flexible use.
“We ran the show with timecode most often, but some parts are run
with the grandMA2 controlling the grand master and switching the
camera feeds and content,” explains Naoki Ogawa, who handled the
disguise project set up for Hibino. “We also mapped the camera feeds using the parallel map [treating] the randomly configured LED walls as one big LED wall.” The disguise operator from Hibino
is Toyokazu Fujisawa; the video director is Tatsuro Ogawa from
Orange Collar; show director is Hiroaki Ljitsu – Show Design and
additional content was created by P.I.C.S in Tokyo.