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Painting with Light creates lighting and video design for ‘Nachtwacht’ musical

Painting with Light creates lighting and video design for ‘Nachtwacht’ musical
Painting with Light creates lighting and video design for ‘Nachtwacht’ musical

Genk, Belgium-based design studio Painting with Light (PWL) was asked to create the lighting and video design for the first musical theatre production of Studio 100’s ‘Nachtwacht’ (Nightwatch) TV series, which is playing a 3-shows-a-day schedule during weekends across Belgium in 1500 and 2000 capacity theatres and arenas. Lighting was designed by PWL’s Jeroen Opsteyn.

 

The overall style of the lighting is moody and dark as most of the action takes place at night. The lighting kit was supplied by Phlippo. The production is using 16 of Phlippo’s proprietary URC  201 LED wash moving lights together with 22 x CLF Orion hybrid spot/beam fixtures. They are used for all the general washes, effects and specials.

 

They have also been hooking in to house lighting rigs at each venue, especially to get conventional front light, which is augmented with three of the Orions for key lighting the three main characters. The Orions are fitted with custom gobos. 

 

PWL is supplying one of their Disguise D3 4x2 video servers to the tour for the video content, and commissioned Bart Tauwenberg from New Solid to create and supply the content to PWL’s direction. This was then programmed onto the server by PWL’s video specialist Katleen Selleslagh. The content and the lighting are closely matched in colour and texturing, and the D3 timeline cues triggered by the GrandMA lighting console so they coincide with specific lighting cues.

 

The main setting of the musical is a library in which three of the bookcases are digital - on three 5.7 mm pitch LED screens - one upstage with two smaller ones flanking it slightly downstage, and in between are scenic bookcases. Video runs through the whole show. Looking after lighting and video on the road for PWL is Arjan Grootenhuis.

 

(Photos: Sina Sohn)

 

www.paintingwithlight.com

 

Painting with Light creates lighting and video design for ‘Nachtwacht’ musicalPainting with Light creates lighting and video design for ‘Nachtwacht’ musical

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