Chauvet DJ engages crowd at Big What Festival
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
bigwhat3Big Something at the Big What Festival
USA - The light show during the performance of alt-rock group Big Something at Big What Festival in the Shakori Hills Park featured a range of Chauvet lighting fixtures.
Designed by Daniel Thibault of Life Is Art Studio and Big Something LD Cameron Grogan, the show featured 36 Chauvet DJ luminaires, including 12 Intimidator Scan LED 300 scanners, eight Intimidator Spot LED 350, eight SlimPANEL Tri 24 IP and eight COLORband PiX LED linear fixtures, as well as four Hurricane 1600 foggers.
All of the lights in the rig were called upon at one time or another to provide audience lighting. “Given the nature of this festival, we wanted to engage the crowd as much as possible with lighting,” said Thibault. “Big Something has a very loyal fan base and has some strong ties with that base. The band wants to see their fans, and the fans want to see the band, so audience lighting is important. We spread the movers out across the rig so we could hit the crowd with light from a lot of different directions.”
Drawing on the colour rendering capabilities of their Intimidator fixtures, the two LDs hit the crowd and stage with a variety of different hues that evoked psychedelic images. “We liked to mix colours in unusual ways to set the tone,” said Thibault. “We ran a lot of yellows and greens together to create an eco-friendly atmosphere. At times, we saturated the stage in very rich colors to convey the same kind of psychedelic image.”
Thibault and Grogan also enhanced the mood with atmospheric effects from their four Hurricane effects. The COLORband PiX LED fixtures, which were positioned on truss to either side of the stage, created a sense of structure that provided a balance to the movers and atmospherics.
“We were happy with how this turned out,” said Thibault. “There were a variety of acts on stage, and we had the flexibility to support all of them. At the same time, our show never got away from the main concept of this festival, which revolves around audience engagement.”
(Jim Evans)

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