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Lighting up the Brits Nominees with LD Oli Richards
UK – Ahead of this years Brit Awards, Aurora are delighted to have been live on stage with lighting director Oli Richards for the Nominees Announcement Show.
Oli made full use his versatile installation creating a host of moods that perfectly complemented the diverse array of acts on show. Drenched in blue for Jesse Ware’s low key rendition of ‘You and I (Forever)’, the stage was energised for Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne’s uplifting mash up on ‘Real Love/Rather Be’. In stark contrast, things were then toned right down to give James Bay an almost monochromatic atmosphere on ‘Let it Go’.
Filmed at ITV Studios, Aurora supplied a combination of Vari-Lite VL3000 Spots plus Clay Paky Sharpys that Oli used to add tightly focused shards of light generating individual looks to accompany each exclusive performance, whilst also remaining in full control of keeping Reggie Yates’ band introductions and links crisp and clear for broadcast.
Always seeking out fresh techniques, of particular note during the Clean Bandit spot was Oli’s choice to avoid the usual Source Four approach, favouring instead Martin’s Viper Performance animation wheel and shutter capabilities to achieve a subtle and interesting alternative approach to key lighting the band members.
photo: JM Enternational
24th February 2015
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