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PROLIGHTS RA3000 Profiles are Centre-Stage forQuincy Jones Live at The O2
UK – PROLIGHTS' new RA3000 high-precision 1000W LED profile luminaires took centre stage for “Quincy Jones – A Life in Song” at The O2 in London. The event featured music and conversation from high-profile artists, accompanied by a 71 piece orchestra, to pay tribute to the iconic American musician and record producer's career in his 85th birthday year.
Quincy’s unparalleled career, which spans over six decades, has seen him work with some of the biggest artists in the history of music, including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald. He has also worked on film scores including “The Italian Job”, “The Wiz”, and his classic “Soul Bossa Nova” became the take away hit from the “Austin Powers” soundtrack.
Lighting and production designer, Ben M. Rogers needed a powerful, precise and flexible moving LED Profile to create the perfect look for each song. Classics like “Thriller”, “Bad”, “On Days Like These” and “Fly Me to the Moon” were performed by a host of stars including Mark Ronson, Mick Hucknall, Beverly Knight and Corrine Bailey Rae.
Just three PROLIGHTS RA3000 delivered all the keylight for the soloists, with temperature corrected front light from the variable CTO to match the live camera needs. A further nine fixtures were deployed to provide backlight to frame the soloists with huge output, stunning saturated colours, beautiful pastels and high-precision whites, with crisp gobos layered over sharp shutter cuts right through the massive zoom range.
Ben commented: “Having trialled the units in a demo room it was great to put them through their paces on this high profile event. They delivered at every level with an exceptional brightness, great zoom, accurate framing, clean and flat gobo rendition and excellent colour mixing. For a show without followspots we had to rely on these for keylight and they delivered above and beyond – for the audience and through the lenses of the live camera and press teams.”
The RA3000 LED Profiles will be available in the UK soon from PROLIGHTS exclusive dealer, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET).
2nd October 2018
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