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Bandit and Mark Carver Join Forces for Together 2016
USA – Thousands gathered at the National Mall to take a breath from divisiveness, hate and despair at Together 2016, an event whose mission was to “come together around Jesus in unified prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change.” Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the 16th July non-denominational event, where Hillsong United, Lecrae, Crowder, Michael W. Smith and Kari Jobe performed.
With the bulk of the performances taking place during the day, lighting designer Mark Carver thoughtfully chose fixtures that would pop in the daylight and shade.
“Logistically, this was a very large space and open to the public,” said Carver. “Our goal for the stage was to create an atmosphere that matched the scale and allowed for flexibility for all the various artist participating in the event. We tried to utilise a forced perspective to create depth.”
The stage rig consisted of Bandit’s exclusive GRNLite Moving Washes, Robe Robin 1200 LEDs for stage wash and MAC Vipers for hard edged gobo and effects. VL 3500 Spots were used for band specials and key light, while VL 3500 washes illuminated the audience. Vertical towers were placed on stage outfitted with Clay Paky Sharpys, MAC Auras and Chauvet Nexus giving colorful eye candy and effect lighting.
The result was a set up that connected the crowd and those live streaming Together 2016 at home to the event’s impactful musical performances and inspirational speakers.
“My heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Mark Carver, Brent Walla and Rachel Quinn,” said Bandit’s vice president Mike Golden. “Under their leadership this production was handled as well as any I could name. It was a very positive experience and we sincerely hope to contribute to this event for a long time to come.”
“Many thanks to the producers of the event: Brent Walla and Rachel Quann,” Carver shared as well, adding, “Bandit’s team consisting of Mike Golden and project manager Donnie Lockridge made sure all the bases were covered and did an excellent job in meeting budget and delivering the gear in excellent condition. Once on site, the rig performed beautifully and met all expectations with the help of programmers Susan Rose and John Lucksinger and the great techs, Chas Albea and Jim ‘Rosie’ Greenawalt.”
14th October 2016
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