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All Of It Now deploys disguise gx 2c on Manic World Tour Posted: 30/04/2020
All Of It Now deploys disguise gx 2c on Halsey and rsquo;s Manic World Tour

American singer Halsey kicked off her Manic World Tour 2020 in Madrid in February supporting her just released studio album, also called Manic. The Manic World Tour spans 48 shows, and kicked off in Europe, with the next legs currently being planned for Asia and North America later this year. disguise gx 2c media servers were selected by All Of It Now to drive the show’s video and Notch IMAG real-time effects.

Numerous features of the disguise solutions came into play for the tour starting in pre-pro. “The show’s video design used a multi-layered frame, and the 3D workflow of disguise Designer allowed us to create parallel maps that placed content on the screen spatially without requiring specific renders for certain songs,” explains Danny Firpo of All of It Now, a disguise Rental Partner and Workflow Specialist based in San Francisco, who did the tour’s video programming with Cade Moore. “This gave us the creative flexibility to move content around the screen and explore different approaches for certain songs.

 

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Creative Works London delivers immersive and spectacular visuals to Guns N Roses North American Tour using disguise and Unreal Posted: 05/03/2020
Creative Works London delivers immersive and spectacular visuals to Guns N and rsquo; Roses North American Tour using disguise and Unreal

When Guns N’ Roses’ successful ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour switched to disguise for its North American leg, it opened up new creative possibilities to enhance the already visually spectacular rock show.

The tour wrapped last November with two shows at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The three-year world tour played 158 concerts selling more than 5 million tickets and grossing $584 million. The ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour that started in 2016 marked the first time that Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan played together since 1993. Screenworks-NEP Live Events was the disguise rental partner for the tour.

Jeremy Leeor, Managing Director and Dan Potter, Creative Director, at disguise studio Creative Works London, coordinated the creation, execution and delivery of the Ghostrain and traditional show walk-in opening sequence using the new disguise and Unreal integration, currently going through Beta testing.

"A lot of what we created for the Guns’ tour visuals was built similarly to the way triple-A game assets are made using highly creative and flexible 3D tools like Cinema 4D, ZBrush, 3Ds Max and Substance Painter to create high-quality assets that can then be moved into real-time render engines like Unreal Engine,” explains Dan. “This is how we’ve always done it, and it makes a lot of our content stand out for its depth, texture and richness."

He points out that, “the rendering process on any project, in a conventional sense, presents many render engine and creative compositing options, and is central to how we achieve the diverse range of visual styles in our work. With the introduction of real-time render engines, you’re shifting the focal points of stages when you are developing a look to different points in the project timeline. This can be quite liberating if you’re working on something that plays to the strengths of the look you want to achieve and using the right tools to do it."

Tags: Guns N Roses | disguise | Creative Works | LED screens | Unreal | 3D | Cinema 4D | ZBrush | 3Ds Max | NEP Live Events | concert touring | Bubble Agency
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Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019 Posted: 21/10/2019
Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019

Dutch megastar Marco Borsato recently played a stream of sold out record breaking shows at De Kuip stadium in The Netherlands. The set included a huge scale canvas in the form of a 1,000 square-meter LED screen. To power the impressive visuals needed for this event, Michael Al-Far of MalfMedia and Jo Pauly of Visual Solutions turned to disguise servers to provide the power. Six disguise vx 4 and four disguise gx 2 media servers played key roles in the innovative production driving the video content and facilitating real-time IMAG grading of the live feed and the integration of Notch VFX and multicam AR in the massive main screen graphics.

Marco Borsato consistently has been one of the most successful and biggest grossing artists in the Netherlands in the last twenty years. For the 2019 shows, Marco specifically requested that the starting point for the De Kuip shows would be the level of last year’s Sportpalais concerts where the team first introduced cinematographic content. “As an artist and photographer Marco felt the time had come for him to be involved in every step of this exciting project, so we had creative freedom, but he had the final say. Together with Set and Lighting Designer Carlo Zaenen we created the content book in which we outlined the look and feel of every song.” says MalfMedia founder Michael Al-Far.

“Marco Borsato was adamant that the live feed would be treated to fit better in the cinematographic content,” Michael notes. As a result, MalfMedia approached Lewis Kyle White to apply his vast experience in IMAG grading for live shows on this project.

The outdoor show posed a number of challenges: starting in daylight and transitioning to night; a canvas that was by some measures the largest screen ever used for an arena rock concert; the IMAG live feed embedded into the content and not shown on side screens; and a set list of 37 songs that all needed to have the same standard of quality.

Tags: disguise | live events | concert touring | AR graphics | media servers | vx 4 | gx 2 | Marco Borsato | MalfMedia | Visual Solutions | Notch | real-time rendering | Bubble Agency
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Jess Glynne UK Tour Powered by Blackmagic Design Posted: 08/01/2019
Jess Glynne and rsquo;s UK Tour Powered by Blackmagic Design
Supplying full live video production services and LED screens across the UK and Ireland legs of Jess Glynne’s ‘Always in Between’ tour, was live production specialist Transition Video.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | Live Production | Live Music | Jess Glynne | Concert | Touring | ATEM Switchers
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HMA expanded beam and opticalCON termination from VDC Posted: 30/01/2015
HMA expanded beam and opticalCON termination from VDC

UK Cable specialists VDC Trading has announced a new facility from its Fibre Optic Lab; As well as opticalCON connectors the industry established Van Damme Tourlight cable is available terminated with 2 channel and 4 channel HMA connectors.

Tags: Fibre optic | optical | cable | touring | tourlight | VDC | Van Damme
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HMA expanded beam and opticalCON termination from VDC Posted: 30/01/2015
HMA expanded beam and opticalCON termination from VDC

UK Cable specialists VDC Trading has announced a new facility from its Fibre Optic Lab; As well as opticalCON connectors the industry established Van Damme Tourlight cable is available terminated with 2 channel and 4 channel HMA connectors.

Tags: Fibre optic | optical | cable | touring | tourlight | VDC | Van Damme
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British Touring Cars Get On-Board With Videosys Posted: 03/09/2014
British Touring Cars Get On-Board With Videosys
Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced its support of UK OB specialists Cloudbass to supply onboard camera and video transmission systems for HD coverage of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).
Tags: Videosys | Videosys Broadcast | Cloudbass | BTCC | British Touring Car Championship | NASCAR | Jason Naismith | Cobham | Nano HD | Alistair Horne | IBC | IBC 2014 | IBC 2014 | IBC 2014
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XL Video Get Their Game On for NBA Pre-Season Meet in Manchester Posted: 01/11/2013
XL Video Get Their Game On for NBA  Pre-Season Meet in Manchester

Each year, before the start of the official NBA season, a selection of friendly pre-season games are played. This year, ahead of the season opener on 29th October, 8 international games have been held in Europe, Asia and South America.

XL Video, working for event producer, STS Touring Productions, supplied LED screens for the Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers game at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester on 8th October.

Tags: XL Video | NBA | LED | Pixled F-6 | STS Touring | screen

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Phil Mercer Back in UK to Head XL Video Concert Touring Posted: 16/08/2012
Phil Mercer Back in UK to Head XL Video Concert Touring

Following three successful years at XL Video in the US where he oversaw the Los Angeles office, Phil Mercer has returned to his native UK to take up the role of Group Head Of Concert Touring.

Tags: XL Video | Concert Touring | Media Server | LED Screen | DLP Projector
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