I was told the circle truss rig from Mexico was a success and I have done many of them so it seemed like a good starting point. This type of rig has challenges in rigging as the circle truss can not be prerig meaning the lights need to be hung on it every day rather then riding in the truck on the truss as much of the rig does. In addition its important to get the video wall close to the circle truss but not so close it will get damaged. In the past I have had companies build foam blocks to put between them to avoid damage. However it can definitely be done and is a cost effective way to make your show stand out from a design perspective. Around the circle you will see an LED moving light and an LED bar. The LED bar is a Martin Sceptron or equivalent and can be sent lighting or video content and helps frame the circle as well as helps in video feedback situations with the camera. The video wall behind the circle truss is square but will use a round mask so only video will be shown inside the circle truss.
I liked how the stage risers angled in so I continued that shape with the floor fixtures and the overhead light rig. In adverse rigging situations the overhead rig can be hung flat rather then angled as shown to save on time or points. The downstage truss has a lot of both strobe and mole to provide light for audience response and a bunch of LED wash also downstage to light the band. There are 4 large profile LED wash fixtures on the floor on the downstage edge that are intended to light the guys when they go to the DS edge but will be used as minimal as possible as to limit blinding on stage and will never be pointed above waist height.
The premier Spot fixture and the best shutter system on the market. This allows the beam to be shaped into vertical or horizonal lines along with all the usual patterns and aspects of a modern moving light. BMFL stands for Bright Multi Function Luminaire but we all call it the BIG MOTHER FUCKING LIGHT.
The JDC-1 has been the industry standard strobe for a few years now. This design doesn’t specifically rely on the tilt mechanism so any good quality LED strobe should work with a few notable exceptions. (No Atomic 3000 or Atomic LED Strobe)
4 Lite Mole
4 Lite Mole can be conventional or LED and in any configuration. All lighting vendors have some version of this light.
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