Broadcast Pix today announced that Impulse Creative Group, a systems integrator based in North Hollywood, Calif., used a Granite 5000 Video Control Center for GreenWaves III, a multimedia concert event, on April 11 at UCF Arena in Orlando, Fla. Presented by the University of Central Floridas Campus Activities Board, GreenWaves is an annual event that promotes green sustainability awareness and initiatives.
Impulse Creative Group handles production design and show management for live events, as well as system design and installation for commercial and residential environments. While the company has installed a number of Broadcast Pix Video Control Centers in schools, GreenWaves III was the first time the company used a Granite 5000 for a live show. The system was rented from Complete Production Resources in Orlando.
Nate Selvidio, co-owner of Impulse Creative Group, said Granite 5000 was the ideal production system for the concert, which featured a 40-foot, triangle-shaped projection screen on stage. All the video projection was controlled and masked from the Broadcast Pix, and the side screens were controlled from it, too, he explained. We used DVE effects to position robotic cameras to be in different areas of the on-stage video wall.
There were 12 sources in use during the show, including robotic and handheld cameras, computer-based graphics, and a Grass Valley iDDR digital playout center. Fluent Macros were used for camera recalls and simultaneous playback of multiple sources. The show was very content heavy, a lot of HD video playback, Selvidio said. Everything was in sync, everything could be controlled through one unit, and video quality was awesome.
Impulse Creative Group also handled production for comedian Aziz Ansari, who had his opening U.S. tour date at UCF Arena the night before GreenWaves III. The show was the same day as load in, so having everything in one box definitely saved a lot of time, added Selvidio, who directed both shows. Setup was fast and easy, everything worked great, and it was awesome having such a reliable and versatile switching system for these two shows.