Team UP for Painting with Light

Date: 04/07/2018
Team UP for Painting with Light

Prolific Belgian TV and stage entertainment producers Studio 100 asked Painting with Light to design lighting and video, including content creation, for their 2018 Ketnet (Children’s TV channel) musical Team UP which played to sold out crowds in four major cities around Belgium.

Directed by Tijl Dauwe, the production starred musical actress Goele De Raedt and Ketnet-wrapper Sander Gillis in the lead roles, accompanied by a cast of 12 – 15 year old new actors and singers who auditioned via TV series "Ketnet Musical", a reality style competition devised to source potential new singing, dancing and acting talent.

Lively, fast paced and foot-tappingly entertaining, the Team UP narrative had a sporting theme and highlighted the ups and downs of an intensely competitive and potentially rewarding world where the desire for perfection and achievement, jealousy, insecurities, bullying, stress and anxiety all interplay.

The show followed the success of previous Ketnet musical productions Kadanza, Kadanza Together and Unidamu, in which Painting with Light was also a key creative partner.

Painting with Light’s Paco Mispelters worked hard to deliver a tourable lighting design to meet everyone’s dramatic expectations and fit into an expedient budget. He took Studio 100’s impressive double-decker set design as a starting point.

This featured a complete first level balcony and a gymnasium style climbing frame structure upstage as well as a 10 metre diameter stage revolve further downstage, which was used to play out specific scenes and to move props and additional set assets on and off stage.

Paco explained that the lighting challenges “included getting lumens into some difficult to access spaces and helping to create multiple locations”, including the school gym, the principal’s office, the technical closet, a train interior, etc.

On top of that, he also needed to enhance the atmosphere and emotion of the piece as well as reinforce the lively musical numbers which permeated throughout.

A series of trusses were installed at each venue and used in conjunction with house fly bars. As the set was immediately beneath some of the fly bars, meaning that they could not come in low, ladder trusses were hung beneath selected bars allowing strategic positioning of fixtures that could light the side wings of the set.

Paco chose 15 x Vari*Lite VL3500 Washes as his general back and stage washes, and they were picked for their fresnel lens which “produces a nice softness to the light, and is generally great for theatre shows,” stated Paco.

For hard edged sources, he used 24 x Claypaky Alpha Spot 1500 profiles. He needed a powerful fixture with shutters which were essential to creating some of the smaller and more intimate scenes that entailed closing down the space.

Locations like the technical closet or the principal’s office needed this technique, which worked very effectively as the big set simply became absorbed by the darkness.

For physically lower level lighting, Paco used 32 x URC LED PAR zooms, a proprietary product from lighting supplier Phlippo Productions, and there were 12 x Robert Juliat 2K Profiles for main key lighting ... so it was a small rig for a busy show, and Paco chose fixtures carefully for their great value and maximum effect.

BEAMSPOT1-DMX FC, a very narrow LED source with interchangeable frost filters that proved ideal for the task. Thirty-two of these were used to pick out the 16 pillars, one fixture positioned at the top and one halfway down the pillar, both down-lighting.

Precise lighting was also needed under the set balcony, using a source that would not produce lots of clashing shadows, so after a bit of research, Paco positioned 12 x Chauvet Épix Strip Tours - a 1-metre LED batten with 50 x individually mappable LEDs in a row and a 125º viewing angle. He removed the standard frost filter on the front to attain more intensity.

Lighting was operated on the road by Arjan Grootenhuis using a grandMA2 light console, complete with an NPU in the system to assist with the channel management. This was ramped up in particular by the ÉPIX Strips, adding 600 channels alone to the mix, but well worth it to achieve the look everyone wanted.

Painting with Light’s team also designed the show’s video, which featured a 3 metre x 2 metre high LED screen that flew in and out throughout the performance, helping to create scenes and locations like a digital scoreboard for the sports competitions, a television in the principal’s office and views out of the windows on the train.

A Christie Pandora’s Box media server was supplied by Painting with Light for the playback video, with content produced by Arthur Claesen … and programmed onto the server by Pommeline Claesen.

Paco, who also lit last year’s touring production Unidamu, concluded, “It was fantastic working with the Studio 100 team again – we really enjoyed some great synergy and there was a lot of scope to be imaginative with the lighting. I think we are all proud of the end result”.

Team UP production rehearsals at the Plopsaland Theatre in De Panne preceded the show’s premier, which was also shot for a DVD - putting additional pressure on the production team to get everything spot on - and then played multiple shows in Hasselt, Ostend, Ghent and Antwerp.

Photos: © & ® Studio 100



Tags: Painting with Light | Studio 100 | Team UP | video | lighting
Submitted by Louise Stickland
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Broadpeak Products at 2019 NAB Show
The video-streaming market continues to experience rapid growth. To take advantage of the opportunities this brings, content providers and pay-TV operators need scalable, cost-effective content-delivery solutions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens, whether delivered over managed or unmanaged networks. At the 2019 NAB Show, Broadpeak® will demonstrate its CDN, Cloud PVR, ad insertion, multicast ABR, multiscreen via satellite, and local video-caching solutions. Additionally, Broadpeak will showcase how it's leading the charge for better QoE and efficient content delivery by supporting ultra-low latency, Android TV, and 5G technologies.
Tags: Broadpeak | 2019 NAB Show | IPTV DASH | Next-Gen CDNs | 5G Content Delivery | Multicast ABR | Telstra | Innovative Device Detection | LTE Broadcast/HEVC Enabling Solution | Mobile Networks | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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The Tiffen Company Showcases Latest Products at 2019 NAB Show Posted: 21/03/2019
The Tiffen Company Showcases Latest Products at 2019 NAB Show
The Tiffen Company, the leading manufacturer of
imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast
television industries, will be exhibiting its latest products for digital content creators at the 2019
NAB Show at the LVCC Central Hall – Booth #C6821.
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SOLID STATE LOGIC GETS DYNAMIC AT NAB 2019 Posted: 21/03/2019
SOLID STATE LOGIC GETS DYNAMIC AT NAB 2019

Leading audio manufacturer Solid State Logic will showcase the release of their Dynamic Automation Software (DAS) for all System T broadcast production mixing consoles: S500, S300 and TCR.

Tags: Solid State Logic | SSL | Broadcast Audio | Broadcast | Audio console | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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First 7 Touchscreen Wireless Monitor Receiver from SmallHD See the FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX at NAB Booth C5725 Posted: 21/03/2019
First 7 and rdquo; Touchscreen Wireless Monitor Receiver from SmallHD See the FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX at NAB Booth C5725

SmallHD introduces the FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX seven-inch HD touchscreen wireless monitor with a Teradek receiver built right in. Featuring a 1000-nit daylight viewable display, Full HD resolution, leading industry software tools, and ergonomic lightweight handles, this versatile tool functions both as a wireless, affordable director’s monitor as well as a bright on-camera monitor.

Tags: SmallHD | Creative Solutions | Focus7 | FOCUS7 | FOCUS 7 | Bolt | 500 | RX | rx | NAB | NAB19. tech | technology | news | receivers | monitors | monitor | wireless | display | HD | Full | Teradek | transmission | multicast | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery Posted: 21/03/2019
Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Gorilla Group has chosen DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of a facility expansion that has added in support for Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery for Netflix.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve | Netflix | HDR | 4K | Post Production | Grading
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Vislink Displays Complete Offering of Aerial- And Ground-Based Live Video Surveillance Systems at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019 Posted: 21/03/2019
Vislink Displays Complete Offering of Aerial- And Ground-Based  Live Video Surveillance Systems at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019

Vislink will be showcasing its range of downlink, satellite and wireless camera solutions at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019 (Booth 1540) in Singapore April 2-4, 2019. Among the solutions on display will be the following: the updated Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS), which now comprises the new TSM-2020 Transport Management System; the Advent MSAT tri-band satellite terminal; and a wide variety of Vislink wireless transmitters, such as its IMTDragonfly, ETP-4, ETV-5 and ETM-6. Milipol Asia-Pacific is the region’s leading international event for homeland security.

Tags: IMT Vislink | Milipol 2019
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PMC Sponsors The Sheer Pleasure of Sound - a Three Day Audio Conference In Switzerland Posted: 21/03/2019
PMC Sponsors The Sheer Pleasure of Sound and ndash; a Three Day Audio Conference In Switzerland

UK Loudspeaker manufacturer PMC, in conjunction with its Swiss distributor MGM Audio, is sponsoring The Sheer Pleasure of Sound - a three-day seminar and conference that focuses on recording and mixing music.

Tags: PMC Speakers | Sheer Pleasure of Sound Conference | Al Schmitt | George Massenburg | Daniel Dettwiler
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Beatboxing Gets A Formidable Ally In The Shape Of DPA Microphones Posted: 21/03/2019
Beatboxing Gets A Formidable Ally In The Shape Of DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones is making a big noise in the world of beatboxing by officially partnering with Swissbeatbox, the world’s largest Beatbox platform with over 1.6 million YouTube subscribers.

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V-Nova and Xilinx launch high-quality PERSEUS dense transcoder and accelerator Posted: 21/03/2019
V-Nova and Xilinx and reg; launch high-quality PERSEUS and trade; dense transcoder and accelerator
V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression solutions, and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced the availability of PERSEUS XSA, an easily-deployable plug-and-play encoding accelerator for existing live or VOD encoding pipelines and PERSEUS XDE, a native encoding solution running entirely on FPGA. Both solutions are available for Xilinx’s Alveo cards and deliver unparalleled video quality and processing density in private or public clouds.
Tags: V-Nova | Xilinx | PERSEUS XSA | PERSEUS XDE | Encoding accelerator | Encoding solution | Encoding | OTT | Live streaming | Video compression | FPGA | PERSEUS Plus | Efficient streaming services | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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BITMAX LAUNCHES NEW CONTENT AND ORCHESTRATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT NAB 2019 Posted: 21/03/2019
BITMAX LAUNCHES NEW CONTENT AND ORCHESTRATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT NAB 2019

Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, today announced the launch of its new content orchestration and management system - Maestro. The newly minted Maestro platform represents a leap forward for Bitmax Content Provider customers and Distributor Platform partners.

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Bannister Lakes Chameleon Powers Waterloo Region District School Board Digital Signage Network Posted: 20/03/2019
Bannister Lakes Chameleon Powers Waterloo Region District School Board Digital Signage Network
Bannister Lake today announced the implementation of a digital signage pilot project with the Waterloo Region District School Board in Southern Ontario. The project consists of a networked digital signage solution in 16 regional high schools located about an hour west of Toronto. The project is powered by Bannister Lake's Chameleon data aggregation and management product. Chameleon captures data from a wide variety of incoming sources and allows student, faculty, and staff network operators to moderate, edit, schedule, and distribute content to various displays.
Tags: Bannister Lake | Chameleon | Waterloo Region District School Board | Digital Signage Network | Data Aggregation | Management Solution | Student | Faculty | Network Operators | Regional High Schools | Southern Ontario
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VITEC Delivers Zero-Delay Contribution Solutions at the 2019 NAB Show Posted: 20/03/2019
VITEC Delivers Zero-Delay Contribution Solutions at the 2019 NAB Show
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of leading IPTV and contribution solutions for enterprise, broadcast, and entertainment applications at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In booth SL6005, VITEC demonstrations will include its subframe/ultra-low-latency and time-sync IP contribution solutions in broadcast-grade HEVC and its EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Solution.
Tags: VITEC | Zero-Delay | Contribution Solutions | 2019 NAB Show | EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Solution | HEVC Streaming Options | Highest Streaming Quality | Ultra-Low Latency | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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