Star Design Event Services lights 4th of July show


For Christopher Robin, a Production Manager at Star Design Event Services, such an experience occurred when he put together the stage for an Independence Day concert by Top 40 recording artists The Davisson Brothers. “This was probably the first time we did a multi‐site hybrid show that was “live” before a small group of people and livestreamed over different formats,” said Robin. “Like everyone in an industry that is changing all around us, we are adapting to a new normal.” Among the adaptations made by the Star Design team, was the positioning of the stage’s video wall, which was made of CHAUVET Professional F2 Panels. Given the space available in the motorcycle dealership’s lot and the limitations created by the need to video the show for streaming, the team had to have a wall measuring three panels high by 10 wide, instead of the taller configurations it’s accustomed to. The design team accommodated this restriction by positioning the wall to the right of the band. This not only fit the stage, it also provided an unobstructed view for fans and the cameras. Another change made to accommodate the special circumstances of this hybrid show was the addition of four Ovation E‐260WW ellipsoidal fixtures to the rig. With rapid pan and tilt movements somewhat limited by the size of the stage and the demands of livestream videoing, Vincent relied on dramatic color changes to create a sense of dynamic energy on stage. He often saturated the entire performance area with shades of the same color by coordinating the output of his COLORado M Solo RGBW and COLORdash Par H12 RGBWA‐UV wash lights with the output of the video panels.

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