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Let’s Go 8 Bit!

Let’s Go 8 Bit!

UK – Moving light rental specialists, Richard Martin Lighting is going virtual with lighting designer Roger Williams for Go 8 Bit, the UK’s next video game TV show from Dave.

Filmed at Fountain Studios and based on a live Edinburgh show, this new series hosted by Dara O’Briain sees team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon compete in five rounds of hilarious gaming contests to be crowned the 8-Bit Champion. In each episode they’ll each be joined by a celebrity guest with names such as Bob Mortimer, Russell Howard, Rachel Riley and Gina Yashere taking part throughout the run. They’ll be competing in video games both retro and current and it’ll be up to the live audience and resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson to decide who will come up trumps in the battle for gaming glory.

For this vibrant set, Roger has employed VL1000TS, VL3000 Spots and Robin 600 LED Wash. A popular unit, the Robin 600 LED Wash features 37 x 10W RGBW multi-chip LEDs with colour output ranging from gentle pastels to the richest saturation.

Arranged in three concentric rings these LEDs offer unique possibilities for creating stunning colour and pattern audience blinding effects as well as for providing comprehensive and perfectly even wash coverage. This system sets the LEDWash 600 ahead of any other LED wash light products, making it a truly‚ "multi-purpose" unit, equipped also with an extremely versatile 15 - 60 degree motorised zoom, powerful fast strobing and pre-programmed pulse strobe effects.

When asked, Roger said: “The VL1000TS units provided all the key light for the show which was shot 360 degrees and on a revolve while the Robins gave strong colour and VL3000s texture to the cyc.”

Dara O’Briain added: “Put a video game controller in the hands of a nun and she'll turn into a trash-talking bloodthirsty monster. Give a controller to a comedian and they'll do that too, but be funny. In video games veritas, my friends. This show is a raucous, back-biting, properly competitive celebration of the world's favourite pastime.”

5th September 2016

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