Team UP for Painting with Light

Date: 04/07/2018
Team UP for Painting with Light

Prolific Belgian TV and stage entertainment producers Studio 100 asked Painting with Light to design lighting and video, including content creation, for their 2018 Ketnet (Children’s TV channel) musical Team UP which played to sold out crowds in four major cities around Belgium.

Directed by Tijl Dauwe, the production starred musical actress Goele De Raedt and Ketnet-wrapper Sander Gillis in the lead roles, accompanied by a cast of 12 – 15 year old new actors and singers who auditioned via TV series "Ketnet Musical", a reality style competition devised to source potential new singing, dancing and acting talent.

Lively, fast paced and foot-tappingly entertaining, the Team UP narrative had a sporting theme and highlighted the ups and downs of an intensely competitive and potentially rewarding world where the desire for perfection and achievement, jealousy, insecurities, bullying, stress and anxiety all interplay.

The show followed the success of previous Ketnet musical productions Kadanza, Kadanza Together and Unidamu, in which Painting with Light was also a key creative partner.

Painting with Light’s Paco Mispelters worked hard to deliver a tourable lighting design to meet everyone’s dramatic expectations and fit into an expedient budget. He took Studio 100’s impressive double-decker set design as a starting point.

This featured a complete first level balcony and a gymnasium style climbing frame structure upstage as well as a 10 metre diameter stage revolve further downstage, which was used to play out specific scenes and to move props and additional set assets on and off stage.

Paco explained that the lighting challenges “included getting lumens into some difficult to access spaces and helping to create multiple locations”, including the school gym, the principal’s office, the technical closet, a train interior, etc.

On top of that, he also needed to enhance the atmosphere and emotion of the piece as well as reinforce the lively musical numbers which permeated throughout.

A series of trusses were installed at each venue and used in conjunction with house fly bars. As the set was immediately beneath some of the fly bars, meaning that they could not come in low, ladder trusses were hung beneath selected bars allowing strategic positioning of fixtures that could light the side wings of the set.

Paco chose 15 x Vari*Lite VL3500 Washes as his general back and stage washes, and they were picked for their fresnel lens which “produces a nice softness to the light, and is generally great for theatre shows,” stated Paco.

For hard edged sources, he used 24 x Claypaky Alpha Spot 1500 profiles. He needed a powerful fixture with shutters which were essential to creating some of the smaller and more intimate scenes that entailed closing down the space.

Locations like the technical closet or the principal’s office needed this technique, which worked very effectively as the big set simply became absorbed by the darkness.

For physically lower level lighting, Paco used 32 x URC LED PAR zooms, a proprietary product from lighting supplier Phlippo Productions, and there were 12 x Robert Juliat 2K Profiles for main key lighting ... so it was a small rig for a busy show, and Paco chose fixtures carefully for their great value and maximum effect.

BEAMSPOT1-DMX FC, a very narrow LED source with interchangeable frost filters that proved ideal for the task. Thirty-two of these were used to pick out the 16 pillars, one fixture positioned at the top and one halfway down the pillar, both down-lighting.

Precise lighting was also needed under the set balcony, using a source that would not produce lots of clashing shadows, so after a bit of research, Paco positioned 12 x Chauvet Épix Strip Tours - a 1-metre LED batten with 50 x individually mappable LEDs in a row and a 125º viewing angle. He removed the standard frost filter on the front to attain more intensity.

Lighting was operated on the road by Arjan Grootenhuis using a grandMA2 light console, complete with an NPU in the system to assist with the channel management. This was ramped up in particular by the ÉPIX Strips, adding 600 channels alone to the mix, but well worth it to achieve the look everyone wanted.

Painting with Light’s team also designed the show’s video, which featured a 3 metre x 2 metre high LED screen that flew in and out throughout the performance, helping to create scenes and locations like a digital scoreboard for the sports competitions, a television in the principal’s office and views out of the windows on the train.

A Christie Pandora’s Box media server was supplied by Painting with Light for the playback video, with content produced by Arthur Claesen … and programmed onto the server by Pommeline Claesen.

Paco, who also lit last year’s touring production Unidamu, concluded, “It was fantastic working with the Studio 100 team again – we really enjoyed some great synergy and there was a lot of scope to be imaginative with the lighting. I think we are all proud of the end result”.

Team UP production rehearsals at the Plopsaland Theatre in De Panne preceded the show’s premier, which was also shot for a DVD - putting additional pressure on the production team to get everything spot on - and then played multiple shows in Hasselt, Ostend, Ghent and Antwerp.

Photos: © & ® Studio 100



Tags: Painting with Light | Studio 100 | Team UP | video | lighting
Submitted by Louise Stickland
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Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has signed a distribution deal with major telecoms operator, T-Mobile B.V. Subscribers across the Netherlands will have access to Insight TV’s thrilling and authentic HD content via T-Mobile’s popular Thuis (Home) service.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | T-Mobile
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Masstech to show broadcasters in the Middle East how to harness the power and flexibility of the hybrid cloud at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 18/02/2019
Masstech to show broadcasters in the Middle East how to harness the power and flexibility of the hybrid cloud at CABSAT 2019

Masstech, the future-led technology company that provides the media and entertainment (M&E) industry with optimised content storage management solutions, today announced that at CABSAT 2019, the company will demonstrate to broadcasters in the Middle East its full range of highly-optimised cloud and hybrid cloud storage and asset lifecycle solutions.

Tags: masstech | flashnet | CABSAT | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Densitron Demonstrates Leadership in Advanced Displays, Control and Broadcast Interface Solutions Posted: 18/02/2019
Densitron Demonstrates Leadership in Advanced Displays, Control and Broadcast Interface Solutions
Introducing its innovative optical products and solutions to the global broadcast market, Densitron, (booth N4515) a creator of display technology and a global leader in visual control and embedded computing solutions, will be demonstrating its strategic commitment to the broadcast industry. Its stand will highlight a rich selection of new displays with exceptionally high resolution, contrast and brightness, featuring some of the most advanced touchscreen technology available.
Tags: Densitron | Display Technology | UReady USB | IPS Display | Touchscreen | PCT Touch Technology | NABShow | NAB 2019 | IPE | IDS | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider of Clippers CourtVision Posted: 15/02/2019
Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider  of Clippers CourtVision

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that AWS is now the primary cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider of Clippers CourtVision, the live, augmented game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles (L.A.) Clippers and Second Spectrum, the official video tracking technology provider for the NBA. The Clippers and Second Spectrum will use AWS machine learning and data analytics services to advance game analyses and drive new experiences for Clippers CourtVision, which launched to great acclaim at the start of the 2018-19 basketball season and has been billed by experts as the future of sports viewing. In addition, Clippers CourtVision will test Amazon SageMaker to build, train, and deploy machine learning-driven stats which will appear on live broadcasts and on-demand NBA game videos.

Tags: Amazon | Amazon Web Services | AWS | NBA | National Basketball Association | L.A. Clippers | Los Angeles Clippers | Second Spectrum
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CBC Radio-Canada Taps Grass Valley Open Standards IP Playout for New Montreal Broadcast Center Posted: 15/02/2019
CBC Radio-Canada Taps Grass Valley Open Standards IP Playout for New Montreal Broadcast Center

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC/Radio- Canada, has chosen the iTX integrated playout platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its new Maison de Radio-Canada broadcast center in Montreal, due to open in 2020. Handling over 100 TV, radio and web channels, and supporting SMPTE ST 2110, iTX will enable the broadcaster’s production teams to seamlessly manage multiple formats – such as 4K UHD – and mix IP live inputs using back-to-back IP sources and file-based clips.

Tags: Grass Valley | CBC | Grass Valley a Belden Brand | iTX
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Arc Publishing signs broadcaster Graham Media Group Posted: 14/02/2019
Arc Publishing signs broadcaster Graham Media Group
The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing today announces it has signed broadcaster Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, giving its stations access to Arc’s industry-leading video content management system. This is Arc’s second U.S. broadcast client in as many months, following the launch of Raycom Media in December.

“Arc’s video CMS equips broadcasters with the technology they need to distribute their video in real-time across a variety of digital platforms, ensuring they reach the broadest possible audience,” said Scot Gillespie, CTO at The Washington Post. “We are pleased Graham Media has entrusted Arc to power such an important part of their digital strategy. It is a testament to the technology’s multi-site capabilities and exemplifies how Arc seamlessly integrates with a brand’s existing tech stack.”

Tags: The Washington Post | Arc Publishing | Graham Media | Graham Media Group | AWS | AWS Elemental | Amazon Web Services
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x-dream-distribution and Squared Paper announce partnership Posted: 14/02/2019
x-dream-distribution and Squared Paper announce partnership
BVE 2018, 26 – 28 February, Stand G24 – x-dream-distribution GmbH, a German-based and internationally operated company selling software products to the broadcast industry today announce a new partnership with UK-based Squared Paper Ltd., which develops and integrates micro-service Enterprise ESB tool kits for the media and broadcast sector.
Tags: microservices | broadcast | system integration | Squared Paper | x-deam-distribution | partnership | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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Magewell Expands Pro Convert NDI Encoder Roster with Fourth Powerful Model Posted: 14/02/2019
Magewell Expands Pro Convert NDI Encoder Roster with Fourth Powerful Model

Magewell has unveiled the new Pro Convert SDI Plus standalone NDI® encoder, the fourth entry in its rapidly-expanding Pro Convert family of devices for bringing traditional video signals into IP-based production networks using NewTek's popular NDI technology. The new model converts SDI-connected HD or 2K input sources into NDI streams with extremely low latency and is available immediately, as are all three previously-announced Pro Convert models.

Tags: NDI | converter | live | magewell | newtek | hardware | software | convert | conversion | IP | network | encoder | broadcast | professional AV | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | SDI | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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DIgiBox at BVE 2019 Posted: 14/02/2019
DIgiBox at BVE 2019

DigiBox, one of the premier UK distributors of market-leading technologies for the broadcast, video, and pro-AV industries will showcase the latest products and solutions from DigiBox partners Avid (DigiBox is a Tier 3 distributor), AJA, BirdDog, Gefen, LMP, Loupedeck+, SNS, Theatrixx, Wowza and others on Stand F30 at BVE 2019.

Tags: boxer | BVE | Avid | BirdDog | Gefen | LMP | Loupedeck+ | SNS | Theatrix | Wowsa | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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Friend MTS to highlight its ultra-robust, third generation watermarking at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit Posted: 14/02/2019
Friend MTS to highlight its ultra-robust, third generation watermarking at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will highlight its ultra-robust, third-generation ASiD watermarking and global monitoring service at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico, February 20-21).

Tags: Piracy | anti-piracy | Mexico | cotent security | security
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VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing Posted: 13/02/2019
VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that Bryan Reksten has joined the company as vice president of marketing. With over 20 years of marketing experience in the technology industry, Reksten will oversee and broaden VITEC's market presence.
Tags: VITEC | Bryan Reksten | New VP of Marketing | Mark D\'Addio
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IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 13/02/2019
IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019
IHSE brings TRUE KVM workstation management solutions to CABSAT 2019 with the latest HDMI 2.0 extenders for 4K video and USB keyboard and mouse extension over fiber or Cat-X connections. Based on the highly efficient Fraunhofer IIS Lici® codec, these new extenders enable picture-perfect transmission of video sources with resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 hertz and full color depth (10bit, 4:4:4). Offered in several module types, Draco vario Ultra includes features such as looping outputs and redundant ports for maximum efficiency whether used as point-to-point connections or integrated into IHSE’s high-performance KVM switch systems.
Tags: IHSE USA | CABSAT 2019 | Draco vario Ultra HDMI 2.0 Extender | Draco vario SDI Extender | Draco vario Remote IP CPU | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Cerberus on what is hot at BVE Posted: 13/02/2019
Cerberus on what and rsquo;s hot at BVE

Cerberus has today announced that it will be showcasing the real benefits that IP has to offer the broadcast industry on stand F46 at BVE, the UK’s leading broadcast, production and media tech event, on the 26-28 February.

Tags: Cerberus Tech | IP | BVE | Network 1 | distribution | LiveLink | hosted platforms | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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