LED Creative help add a little sparkle to Dancing on Ice
Helping add a touch of colour to the brand new studio installation at Dancing on Ice, illumination rental and installation specialists, LED Creative are pleased to have provided the production crew with over 1600 metres of their Alpha 60 RGB system plus a further 750 metres of their Sigma 60.
Housed within a custom built studio structure, the Dancing on Ice set is a vibrant, super versatile space featuring an interview and judging dais swathed in neon tones, plus the all important ice rink. Against a bank of video walls, the rink set has been creatively formed to combine the show’s ‘ice swirl’ branding with a flexible lighting installation by LD Dave Davey that can adapt instantly to reflect the myriad of musical styles that accompany each performance.
Scenic Designer Dominic Tolfts has cleverly applied the LED Creative Alpha and Sigma systems throughout his design, adding highly controllable colour, movement and intensity to the set pieces, to create a dynamic, dazzling backdrop to the show.
Working with Lighting Gaffer Dave Hallet, LED Creative’s Project Manager Tim Rees and Gaffer Brad Purse the crew also employed the company’s BYTE Controllers and silent running BIT Control units to help allow maximum precision and artistic control over the LED installation with minimum programming time.
Speaking about LED Creative’s Alpha and Sigma systems, Dominic Tolfts said “Working with LED Creative is always a pleasure and their attention to detail is second to none. The versatility and ease of use of the led systems that they supply are brilliant. The products give the unique elements of the set design individual personality and extensive textures, effects and colours”
Project Manager Tim Rees adds “The Dancing on Ice team have created an incredible set that can be adapted to suit almost any style of performance. The show goes out live each week, so there isn’t time to make elaborate changes. Dominic ‘s design is both exciting and versatile, the clever equipment choice has helped deliver an almost limitless range of looks”.
Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, the ten week run of Dancing On Ice is filmed in front of a studio audience and broadcast live on ITV every Sunday night.