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David Kreileman and Tim Franken use 100 GLP impression X5 on Show Us Your Voice

The German TV version of I Can See Your Voice ran under a new name, Show Us Your Voice (Zeig Uns Deine Stimme), for its third season on RTL.

David Kreileman and Tim Franken, as cameraman and assistant lighting designer respectively, had the opportunity to be two of the first users in Germany of the new impression X5 wash light from GLP. One hundred of the extremely bright, super‐fast and precisely calibrated moving lights found their way into the show design.

Tim Franken, who has been on the show since season one as lighting designer, and assistant to David Kreileman, explains: “For us as lighting designers, the set design overhaul was a great way to continue the new ideas with the lighting. When designing the lighting concept, we managed to create a kind of ‘make‐up’ in which beam spotlights became eyelashes, overlaid with washlights which provided the eye‐ shadow.

“GLP’s new impression X5 gave us the variety we needed to create the imposing look above the audience.

Since the moderator and the celebrities who were guessing were sat in front of the audience, the camera axis was aimed directly at the grandstand. We also equipped two important trusses above the show stage with the X5s and were thus able to operate the stage lighting and all the candidates’ keylight positions.”

“The X5 has a number of advantages and represents an excellent further development of GLP’s impression series. First and foremost, it impresses with its considerable brightness. This, in conjunction with the incredibly fast zoom and the new colour mixing system (with additional Lime LED), produces outstanding results, especially in the white light range,” Franken confirms. “It is gratifying that GLP has remained true to its proven, baseless slim case design. From my point of view, the technical features of the X5, with the iQ.Mesh module being particularly noteworthy, are state‐of‐the‐art and will simplify handling for operators and technicians in the future.”

In addition to David Kreileman and Tim Franken, the lighting crew consisted of Sebastian Huwig and Fabian Schmidt (lighting operators), gaffer Christian van Deenen and lighting technicians Arne Stephani and Steven Götz. Stephan Flören handled the video operation and Philip Seidelmann looked after the media server.

Photos © Julian Huke

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