Quincy’s unparalleled career, which spans over six decades, has seen him work with some of the biggest artists in the history of music – including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald. He has also worked on film scores including “The Italian Job”, “The Wiz”, and his classic “Soul Bossa Nova” became the take away hit from the “Austin Powers” soundtrack.
Lighting and Production Designer, Ben M. Rogers needed a powerful, precise and flexible moving LED Profile to create the perfect look for each song. Classics like “Thriller”, “Bad”, “On Days Like These” and “Fly Me to the Moon” were performed by a host of stars including Mark Ronson, Mick Hucknall, Beverly Knight and Corrine Bailey Rae.
Just three PROLIGHTS RA3000 delivered all the key light for the soloists, with temperature corrected front light from the variable CTO to match the live camera needs. A further 9 fixtures were deployed to provide backlight to frame the soloists with huge output, stunning saturated colours, beautiful pastels and high-precision whites, with crisp gobos layered over sharp shutter cuts right through the massive zoom range.
Ben commented: “Having trialled the units in a demo room it was great to put them through their paces on this high profile event. They delivered at every level with an exceptional brightness, great zoom, accurate framing, clean and flat gobo rendition and excellent colour mixing. For a show without followspots we had to rely on these for key light and they delivered above and beyond – for the audience and through the lenses of the live camera and press teams.”
The RA3000 LED Profiles will be available in the UK soon from PROLIGHTS exclusive dealer, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET).
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