Slovenia’s Got Robe Talent
LD Ziga Kranjne was chosen to light the 7th edition of Slovenia’s Got Talent recorded for broadcaster POP TV in Studio 4 of their complex in Ljubljana. Ziga’s rig utilized Robe moving lights for its core elements, including MegaPointes, Spiiders, LEDWash 800s, Pointes, MMX Spots, CycFX 8s and a BMFL Blade… all supplied by Event Lighting, a leading Slovenian rental company for which he works full time as an LD and programmer. Ziga utilized all the studio’s available lighting positions, and his first choice of moving lights – for the last year – has been MegaPointes! Eighteen were rigged on the roof following the curvature of the main video screens. Eight MMX Spots – a reliable favourite of Ziga’s – were positioned in the roof, where they were perfect for backlighting dancers and props and for use as specials. Another two MMX Spots on the floor at the front of each side of the performance area provided low front cross light for singer. A total of 16 x Pointes were divided 10 on the deck and six on the roof, and used for effects, ad bumpers, intros and special lighting scenes at the start of the show. The eight Spiiders were pixelmapped for effects in addition to being used for conventional washing of the performance space and for support lighting on groups of dancers.
They worked in conjunction with the 12 x LEDWash 800s providing rear and front wash light. Extras included the 12 x CycFX 8 units, located on the stage and used to light props and for assorted disco effects, and “were great for interacting with some of the dance acts”, as Žiga observed. A single Robe BMFL Blade was used as a manually operated back follow spot… with dimmer and colours controlled by Ziga via his grandMA2 lighting desk. He used some other lights on the show including small beam lights around the back of the audience, LED strobes/wash lights and Sunstrips. In total there were 14 DMX lines fed into the console, running with OnPC and a Command Wing for backup and controlling the Madrix system – programmed by Ziga’s Event Lighting colleague Matija Kacin – used for mapping the video content to the screens and some of the LED luminaires including the Spiiders.