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Aurora head back to Maidstone for more Later
UK – Making a welcome return to the Maidstone Studios, LD Chris Rigby, who picked up the Royal Television Society 'Lighting for Multicamera' Award for his work lighting Later … With Jools Holland, is once again adding some creative illumination to the wonderfully eclectic blend of performances featured in this, the 48th season of the BBC flagship music show.
Speaking about the show, Aurora project manager Ben Taylor says: “Later is an exciting project to be involved with – it’s a show that is serious about music and Chris is an LD that is serious about lighting. The brief is to complement rather than over shadow the performances and creativity paramount throughout.”
The main installation features over 100 automated fixtures, primarily Vari*Lite VL3000 and Martin MAC 575 heads which help maximise versatility and movement whilst providing the ability to quickly phase in different looks between the four stages and interview areas.
Aurora has supplied a broad selection of LED fixtures, including Martin MAC Aura Washes and Rush PAR 2s for enhanced flexibility in illuminating the floating monolith set pieces that flank the performers. The addition of the Martin MAC Quantum Wash, with it’s stunning wash and tightly focused beam abilities, to the mix of LED’s also allows Aurora to help deliver energy efficient solutions without compromising any aspect of creativity.
Commenting on the project, Chris says: “Once again I have enjoyed the reliability, personality and back up of the Aurora service which, following the recent integration with VER, now includes access to the enhanced inventory and logistics of a global leader in equipment hire.”
As Ben concludes: “The equipment package delivered to Later needs to span every genre of music from rock to folk and everything in between. We’re extremely proud to be supporting Chris on the show – it’s a real pleasure to see the gear being used so cleverly and so precisely to perfectly match the mood to the music every time.”
11th May 2016
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