Big Picture engage world‐wide collaboration for Keith Urban shoots


During the Covid‐19 era, production companies have sought many ingenious ways to keep clients satisfied and the work coming in. In June, Australia’s Big Picture launched its’ premium live event studio offering the most technologically advanced and connected virtual event space in the country. This high‐tech studio supports clients in delivering a broadcast quality online event, corporate theatre, and live performance experiences. As such, Big Picture’s flexibility, imagination, technical prowess and high regard within the industry recently led to a two‐day shoot with country superstar Keith Urban. Keith’s production house Human Person approached Big Picture to facilitate and coordinate the project. With key creative personnel located all over the world, this was always going to be a very interesting remote collaboration. Human Person, headed by Ben Dalgleish, provided both lighting and production design, called the shots from New Zealand. The lighting was programmed by Nick van Nostrand in Toronto, Canada, and content creation was coming from Hamilton, Canada, Hong Kong and the Human Person studio in Los Angeles. The background LED package was high resolution ROE Black Onyx 2.8mm LED screen and there was an LED ceiling element comprising of ROE CB5 both running Brompton processing, reconfigured for a variety of setups for different tracks. Vision was all running off disguise gx2c media servers. Human Person designed the lighting for Keith’s Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace and elements of that show transferred to the set up in the Big Picture studio. Big Picture collaborated with SWS to provide the full lighting solution with lighting direction on set handled by Josh Moffat on an MA Lighting grandMA2 full‐size.

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