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Show Your Spots, Lets Raise Lots!

Show Your Spots, Lets Raise Lots!

Richard Martin Lighting (RML) showed its continuous support for the BBC's annual Children in Need show by supplying the lighting for over a decade.

This year the show had a new lighting designer, Gurdip Mahal. His years of experience on big shows and events meant that he was able to create a diverse and energetic look throughout the event. Ross Williams was on board as moving light operator to assist.

While the Colour Web (hung outside the BBC TV Centre) remained an iconic image of the event, a huge spectacle of a lighting show was taking place inside studio TC1.

The rig specification included Sharpys, VL3500 Washes, VL500s, Alpha Beam 300, VL3000 Wash, Nova Flowers and MR 16 set kits, all controlled by a Road Hog Full Boar.

With so much happening throughout the live show, Gurdip was not short of options to create individual and interesting looks. With the emphasis being on fun … asides from raising money … bold colours and big looks were the obvious way to go about achieving this.

Making its TV début was the new Light Initiative IntelliFLEX: the UK’s first fully DMX programmable RGB LED flexible ribbon.

In addition to this, RML also provided the lights for the holding party, designed by Lee Allen and the BBC Scotland highlights, designed by Will Charles.

Children in Need was presented by TV legend Terry Wogan with Alesha Dixon, Tess Daley and Fearne Cotton co-hosting the show, which is filmed in front of a continuous stream of different live audiences.

1st December 2011

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