The Northeast guys are one of those bands who get it! All true performers and always get us along to light up the action. They are one of those bands that just want you to bring out the funnest lights you have and don’t mind the occasional strobe.
This year Flashbangproductions was approached by the lovely people from the Rainbow Serpent festival to provide a main stage decore project that would become a defining center of the festival.
The main merits of this design is to deliver the first live 3D mapping project to Australia. These designs provide an interactive canvas of light in all dimensions that allows VJ’s to produce visuals at an extremely high level of coherence, and provide patrons with a defining visual experience. The design concept itself takes into consideration stage size, cost and the availability of local resource and hardware to deliver it’s objectives.
• Deliver a never been seen before stage design.
• Incorporate 3D Mapping to a live environment.
• Provide an engaging experience for patrons.
• Provide a technically advanced Mapping solution that allows objects to move through both real and virtual 3D space.
• Deliver an artistic light and movement interpretation for live music and sound via the medium and Visual Jockey.
Key Conceptual ideas
• The Stage design will consist of a half cube module that will be made out of existing hardware and then mapped via Artnet into a state of the art 3D mapping system.
• The design consist of 171 LED 16 cell tubes set over the X, Y and Z axis to provide a good mesh for the 3D pattern generator.
• Unlike a conventional 2D map, a 3D map in live space provides more organic coherent visuals and can be achieved even at low resolution.
• The 3D pattern generator is operated by a live VJ, and also has the ability to be synced to a listen module that has patterns programmed to various frequency and tempo.
• Wind Loading on stage
• On Stage set in front of DJ must be modular on wheels and able to move off stage
• On Stage side set may encroach on screen
• Set needs to be able to be pushed over and laid flat during an emergency situation
• The off stage element may only be built to “X” height to insure the roof can come down to a safe working height.
Recently we have had the chance to be the Cat Empire’s go to Lighting designer. Looking after a sting of shows from Indonesia to New Zealand and more recently at Australia’s brand new festival Party in the Park.
The Show design consists of tight 3 part chases and a bunch of solo spots as the musicians often solo off the raw talent of the group.
The shows are always a blast and leave you hanging out for the next encounter!
Venue: MMW Flagship concept venue “The Residence”
Project: 10 Night Dynamic Lighting installation.
Bio: “This year FBP was approached to design and install an installation to meet the needs of the Melbourne Music Week concept venue “The Residence”. We wasted little time putting together the concept, with key features being:
– Custom design Video set, C&C cut and mapped with SOTA Projection mapping.
– Custom LED Pixel Map Dome Projection
– Integrated Stage Lighting
The design also covered an activation in the external beer garden, which included large amounts of festoon lighting and an entry way that welcomed guests onto the site.
A couple of happy snaps from a gig we did for Julia stone at the Metro in Sydney a while back.
The rig featured a state of the art festoon system that gives individual control over each bulb, making sure the show really shined.
This year we helped the Mandy lights guys and James Cline Events achieve their vision for Future Music Festival Sydney, by providing the Systems design and onsite build for what turned out to be one hell of a build. All Gear came from MPH-AUS
Design Challenges – Low Roof, Wide sight lines
Design features – 3 scrims attached to arches to house projected video content in high res followed by an upstage Soft led video wall at 100mm pitch. Being able to house the high res video content in windows behind the band, meant we could complement this with the low res behind creating a stage show in an otherwise cavernous room.