Chauvet cure for alternative medical show
Monday, 10 June 2019
medicalThe show offers a humorous take on medical issues of the day (photo: Frank Lambrechts)
Belgium - Is Er Een Dokter In De Zaal? ( Is There A Doctor In The Room?) a TV show starring well-known Belgian comedian Philippe Geubels, offers a humorous take on medical issues of the day.
Contributing to this show’s stylish and sophisticated setting is studio lighting by Jim Mattheus of ICP Belgium that features a collection of Chauvet Professional Maverick and COLORado fixtures, supplied by Splendit.
“We have worked with Philippe Geubels and his production company, Pretpraters, on projects in the past, so when he asked if I would be interested in being DOP for the new show, I was happy to oblige,” explains Mattheus. “Because of our previous relationship with the producer, we were totally free in choosing our fixtures.”
Mattheus opted to move away from traditional incandescent studio lighting and build his rig around the Maverick MK2 Profile. “We didn’t want old-school Fresnel TV spots or profiles with external dimmer and color correction gels, because it’s not always efficient,” he says. “Working with LED source lights like the Maverick reduces heat in the studio and consumes less power. Also, since our Mavericks are moving profiles, they give us a great deal more flexibility.”
Mattheus hung 19 Maverick MK2 Profile fixtures on his light grid. From this position, the fixtures are used as key lights, filler lights, and back lights. The fixture’s advanced four-blade framing system and wide zoom range make it easy for Mattheus to focus precisely on the panellists as well as the doctor and host, while its CMY + CTO colour mixing system allows him to create a variety of looks on the set.
Drawing on the versatility of the 440W Maverick units, Mattheus also uses them to accent special moments in the programme by using them to do things like create backlight effects on scenic windows.
Most valued by Mattheus, however, is the Maverick MK2 Profile’s consistent colour temperature. “This is a very stable fixture with a good light output and a good CRI,” he says. “Most important of all, though, is its stable colour temperature.”
In addition to his Maverick MK2 Profiles, Mattheus is using a collection of COLORado fixtures to colour accent the brick building scenery on the set.
(Jim Evans)

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