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Aurora proudly supporting Sport Relief 2016
UK – Aurora Lighting supported Sport Relief with an extensive lighting package for the live broadcast from the Copper Box Arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Working with lighting director Gurdip Mahal, gaffer James Tinsley and team kitted out the arena with a range of automated fixtures that allowed the LD the maximum flexibility to easily switch between introductions that highlighting the important nature of the show and the diverse array of sketches and live performances staged throughout the evening.
A host of Martin Viper AirFX fixtures were combined with GLP XL X4s to provide deep colour within the cavernous sports arena, dissected by Clay Paky Sharpy and Mythos heads added for their superior spotting abilities. Aurora also provided a number of powerful Nova Flowers for their intense beam capability, perfect for creating dramatic ‘searchlight’ effects across the set.
To keep the audience suitably illuminated, the LD used a mix of PAR 36 Lite Blinders and a selection of Fresnel heads – simple to use and easy to control, particularly useful for those wide, sweeping crowd shots. Finally, for pin-point accuracy, the team also employed a number of Robert Juliat Alex followspots to make sure the on stage action remained clear and precise.
Speaking about the production, Aurora Lighting managing director, Nick Edwards said: “The spontaneous nature of live broadcasts such as Sport Relief can sometimes throw up a few logistical challenges; I’m happy to report that Gurdip and Team were well equipped to handle whatever came their way. But more importantly, huge congratulations to the entire Sport Relief Team on such an incredible fund raising achievement.”
23rd March 2016
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