2022 – Nice to be again!
belgium – Belgium-based worldwide present, visible and manufacturing design studio Portray with Gentle has loved a busy summer season and autumn again to full velocity engaged on a variety of cool and attention-grabbing tasks and occasions embracing theatre, tv and reside broadcast.
The corporate is headed by Luc Peumans, who commented: “It was unbelievable for our crew and all our purchasers to be again doing reside reveals with actual audiences after two years of pandemic restrictions. Whereas this darkish interval compelled us to be imaginative and ingenious in creating leisure and engagement, there’s nothing like feeling the excitement and pleasure of reveals full of crowds, anticipation, and actual human expertise!”
Here’s a small snapshot of a few of Portray with Gentle’s latest 2022 tasks.
“Tien Om Te Zien” TV Particular, a vastly well-liked Sunday night time VTM music present ran from 1989 to 2008 and was then rebooted in 2014 and 2021. The 2021 was so successful that the broadcaster revived the idea as soon as once more to run in summer season 2022 , on the seaside at Westende in Flanders, this time with a reside viewers once more.
Luc designed lighting taking the unique 1989 tensile stage construction – revamped for 2022 by PWL’s artistic associate and set specialist, Deusjevoo – as a place to begin, selecting lighting that might match round this and work effectively within the context.
He collaborated intently with PWL’s programmer Werner Dries and lighting operators Sieben Vanuffelen and Jeroen Opsteyn, coping with challenges that included lighting the entire website and viewers for digicam in addition to guaranteeing all of the artists regarded superior for all of the music followers watching reside.
The artist line-up was very numerous and the schedule of who was taking part in solely turned obtainable on the morning of the present every week, so flexibility and excessive impression have been two aesthetic key phrases.
Ten songs per week have been recorded, with lighting WYG’d and programmed throughout daylight, which was the one resolution for guaranteeing that everybody’s present regarded slick and clean. The report began in daylight, went into nightfall then darkness, so stage illumination needed to be adjusted to merge in with and work with pure gentle.
Luc used a amount of Luxibel B Blast Professional LED battens as attention-grabbing eye- and camera-candy fixtures with the ability to look nice in each daylight and darkness. It was additionally PWL’s first present utilizing one in every of their new grandMA3 consoles.
James The Musical Season 2 is a reside broadcast idea originated by UK-based worldwide impartial tv, movie and digital manufacturing specialist All3Media, and concerned PWL in designing lighting and video for eight totally different episodes and stage performances on the wonderful NT Gent theatre, filmed for the Play4 TV channel.
Every episode paid tribute to a Flemish celeb who’s liked by the nation and comprised 5 specifically devised ‘musical scenes’ per broadcast.
Native manufacturing firm Dedsit selected 5 landmark occasions from every featured celeb’s life and along with TV director Kevin Houben and host James Cooke devised a narrative round these which have been offered because the particular musical scenes.
All this planning was stored secret from the celeb who was invited to the present to be confronted by a collection of whole surprises, leading to some emotional moments and nice TV!
Luc was the LD, PWL’s Katleen Selleslagh co-ordinated all of the video programming and Tibo Spiessens was the lighting operator.
The requirement was for a really adaptable lighting and visuals design to make sure that every of the 40 scenes in whole regarded utterly totally different. Creating all of those was an intense course of needing superlative teamwork by the FOH crew, with a lot consideration to element and a few lengthy days over the month for which the venture ran.
PWL’s transient included creating customized lighting and programming for every scene and so they had some Astera wi-fi LED fixtures handy as a specials package deal, which may very well be deployed final minute or help in crafting full scenes or bespoke appears.
This format has additionally gone worldwide as ‘The Musical of Your Life’.
One in all Portray with Gentle’s latest worldwide tasks was a collaboration with Rayon Progressive Lighting, a part of the Al-Babtain Energy and Telecom Firm for King Saud College Stadium.
PWL was approached for its intensive data and experience in DMX and networked present management and requested to create lighting designs and visuals utilizing Rayon’s product vary which have been then pre-programmed in a collection of timecoded lighting sequences set to music.
2 hundred and fifty six cool white LED fixtures and 52 RGBW LED fixtures have been provided and put in by Rayon whereas PWL specified, provided, put in and commissioned the management system utilizing a mix of Depence2 for visualization and grandMA3 for lighting programming.
The management system comprised a rack-mounted grandMA3 on PC unit (together with command wing) for music synchronized playback throughout occasions and sporting fixtures; a Mac Mini with QLAB for audio playback and two Pharos TPCs as the primary lighting management and for guide switching of lights. Audio, lighting, and video cues triggered through a grasp Daktronics media server system.
Luc and PWL delivered a shocking lighting design for the invigorating new model of the favored Belgian present “Daens the Musical” which was launched in 2020 by Studio 100, based mostly on the 1992 film.
It took a 17 month break through the pandemic, earlier than returning this yr with a bang on the Pop-Up Theater in Puurs, full with leading edge expertise together with shifting LED screens and automatic seating tribunes.
Regardless of the Covid interruptions: “Daens the Musical” has performed 100 reveals during the last two years, attracting a formidable 225,000 guests.
Wanting forward, one in every of many tasks within the PWL pipeline for 2023 features a brand-new Studio 100 interactive musical manufacturing, “Purple Star Line”, which will likely be staged within the Pop-Up Theater and relies on the lives of actual Purple Star Line delivery firm passengers who left Belgium searching for a brand new life in America and Canada within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The PWL Initiatives division led by Celine Cuypers was requested by manufacturing firm Dedsit to design and specify LED screens and lighting with a whole AV integration package deal as a part of the set for De Tafel van Vier, a day by day speak present hosted by Gert Verhulst.
It’s broadcast by Play4 from Play Zuid, a cool new occasion location in central Antwerp and managed by SBS Belgium.
This was one other collaboration with Deusjevoo. The entire floor flooring of the venue turned a dynamic designed surroundings to facilitate the speak present together with a low-ceilinged studio space.
The 2 meter deep by 10 meter large LED display screen is flown towards the again wall of the studio space, constructed from 2.5mm Absen LED product managed through a d3 media server.
Particular content material is produced day by day to dovetail with the subjects being mentioned and on daily basis a PWL technician is readily available to make sure that the footage, photos and graphic content material is formatted completely for the display screen. This fast-paced and up-to-the-minute venture is managed by a crew of 4 PWL video and lighting specialists.
Challenges included designing the LED floor to each match the compact area and performance as a sensible floor for displaying infographics, VT play ins, and so on.
For lighting, it was a mission to search out small environment friendly low-noise luminaires, particularly as every little thing needed to be constructed and up-and-running in two weeks! grandMA3 was specified for lighting management.
Summing up, Luc Peumans underlines the truth that 2022 has been an “unbelievable” yr that has supplied some nice alternatives for renewing present connections and making new ones.
“We’re all delighted that the general public urge for food for reside efficiency, the humanities and leisure is as enthusiastic as ever, and look ahead to 2023 with nice zeal, having grown as an organization and a crew by some very powerful instances, we now look ahead to one other loopy busy yr with a lot of potential to be artistic,” he concluded.
Images: courtesy VTM, Luk Monsaert, courtesy SBS Belgium and courtesy Dedsit