Can I have an L, E and D please… LED Creative proudly support team at bright new Blockbusters
Specialist illumination company LED Creative have been working with the crew responsible for creating the colourful, angular look that accompanies the welcome return of classic TV quiz show, Blockbustersfor Comedy Central UK.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience at Elstree Studios and presented by Dara Ó Briain, the reboot of the student favourite has been given a stunning contemporary facelift, although it still retains a host of key elements from the much loved original, including the infamous Gold Run and original 80s theme tune.
Created by Scenic Designer Josh Grace, the gloriously vibrant set has a distinctly modern feel that features an array of smart hexagonal lightboxes, with offset LED frames, suspended throughout the design to complement perfectly the styling of the iconic Blockbusterletter board.
Commenting on the show’s design, LED Creative’s Ges Smith said “The team at Blockbustershave done a fantastic job in building a stunning contemporary look that perfectly reflects the feel of the original.”
The internally lit hexagons flown above the set are illuminated using LED Creative Sigma 60 LED. Adding maximum versatility, the LED is paired with LC’s BYTE Controllers allowing precise management over intensity and colour, including the faithful reproduction of the show’s signature blue and gold hues.
The bold LED illumination, cleverly woven throughout the set gives the design a highly polished, futuristic edge. The clean lines and crisp highlights of the floating elements work beautifully against the halogen warmth of the Portman P1 retro lights cleverly interspersed across the studio by Lighting Designer Gemma O’Sullivan.
Smith continues “We’re proud to have supported the team behind Blockbusters. Its always exciting to see a design being brought to life, the way in which Josh, Gemma and the crew on the show have applied our LED has delivered some stunning results”.
Designer – Josh Grace
LD – Gemma O’Sullivan
Broadcaster – Comedy Central UK
Studio – Elstree Studios
LED Creative BYTE Controller, Sigma 60, Alpha 60 and Diffuze Conduit
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