Version 2 Lighting and LED specialists LED Creative are proud to have supported the incredible crew and BBC Studios Production Team for Red Nose day 2017.
This year’s star studded fund raiser was broadcast live from Building Six at The O2, London where a stellar celebrity line up gave their time to help raise over £70 million, money that will be put to work transforming lives across the UK and in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Broadcast Lighting providers, Version 2 worked closely with Lighting Director Oli Richards and Gaffer Mark Gardiner to create the vibrant, versatile installation, designed to easily handle instantaneous shifts between an eclectic mix of moods as the show switched between comedy, interview, musical performance and the ever important reports on the difference that Comic Relief is making in the world.
Scenic Designer Josh Grace worked with LED specialists LED Creative to build the dynamic set, the designer’s clever use of the company’s new BYTE Intelligent Pixel System adding colour style and movement throughout the continuous organic waveform backdrop. Offering multiple layers of colour and editable effects via a lighting console, LED Creative BYTE effortlessly creates subtle, bold and stunning effects across large numbers of pixels with a just a few channels of DMX, no media server required.
Elsewhere, adding colour and motion throughout the studio, Martin Viper Performances, MH7 Hybrid, Aura XB and Rush Pars were paired with ETC Source 4 Revolution’s and Clay Paky Mythos whose precise key lighting and spot abilities ensured proceedings remained bright and clear throughout.
Along with an extensive lighting package, that included rigging, labour and power, the show featured bespoke fixtures created specifically for the evening. Of particular note were a host of daylight converted Portman P1 heads, created through collaboration between LD Richards, Version 2 and LED Creative to incorporate cylindrical LED frames that added crisp highlights to the fixtures, making them a key onstage feature.
Speaking about the stage design, LED Creative Director Adam Howard says “We’re incredibly proud to have supported Comic Relief and Josh Grace’s set design with our new product offering. The Led Creative BYTE system which simplifies and streamlines setup time and costs and retains artistic choice and creativity was the perfect fit for the requirements of this high profile and time critical project.”
Nick Edwards, Managing Director at Version 2 commented “This has been a huge event for everyone involved. From the studio floor to the roof of The O2 the crews and production teams have been incredible. I’m delighted that Version 2 were able to help create such a fantastic event”
Director: Chris Howe
Lighting Design: Oli Richards
Gaffer: Mark Gardiner
Set Design: Josh Grace