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Childrens' show Friday Download has become so successful since first airing in 2011 it is now BAFTA winning. Part of its success is the fact that it is presented by teenagers (Ceallach Spellman, Dionne Bromfield, George Sear, Richard Wisker and Shannon Flynn) which instantly makes it current and fresh, something that kids will want to rush home and watch!
These young and talented famous faces are all experts in their different downloads. Each episode the presenters discuss their download subjects and include the crowd at every stage with debate, opinion or even teaching them dance moves or song lyrics. There is also sometimes a celebrity performance too.
LD Roger Williams continues to design the show, supported by Richard Martin Lighting (RML). Always keen to have the latest fixtures and keep the look of his shows new and interesting, Friday Downloads lighting rig comprises Mac Auras, Robin 100 LEDBeams, 12 Pixel Par 90s, Robin 600 LEDWash, Alex followspot, as well as one of RML's most recent purchases, the Clay Paky A.Leda B-Eye K20s.
The A.leda B-EYE K20 is a high performance washlight, a breathtaking beam light and a creator of completely new spectacular visual effects. Its unparalleled versatility makes it an extremely interesting creative tool for all lighting designers.
However its exciting feature is that the front lens may be rotated to create lots of small bright compositions, which may be opened and closed like petals. By adding colours and dynamic graphics, the B-EYE generates never-seen-before graphic light effects.
The set is divided into different stages which is used for various different parts of the show. Roger does a great job of keeping the look bright, fun and energtic – just what is expected for a show like this.
Friday Download is filmed in front of a live studio audience at the London Studios and is aired on CBBC each Friday at 6pm.
6th October 2014
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