LEDJ Pixel Storm hits Hey Tracey!
Friday, 16 August 2019
traceyThe show needed vibrant lighting covering the full colour spectrum
UK - Hey Tracey! is a new quiz show for ITV2, hosted by Joel Dommett, where celebrities play to win cash for members of the public with some unpredictable consequences. The show needed vibrant lighting covering the full colour spectrum to “really emphasize the changing mood”, and lighting designer Roger Williams chose LEDJ Pixel Storm 12 Quad MKII battens for the job.
The Pixel Storm 12 battens from LEDJ have a 3000Hz refresh rate, valuable for studios and TV applications where flicker-free operation is essential. The fixtures are also versatile with end and central brackets for multiple rigging or floor standing applications. They also come supplied with an eyebrow to reduce glare and hide the LEDs when uplighting.
Roger Williams, lighting designer for the show, says: “I was asked to light a new ITV2 show called Hey Tracey!, filmed at BT sport studios, a new space for a mainstream entertainment shows. The original discussions were based on the set being black, but after seeing the space I suggested that they use grey studio walls as a backdrop to allow me to change the colour of the background giving more depth and different looks.”
Williams had recently purchased a large quantity of Pixel Storm 12 MKII fixtures and knew these would be right for the set, and when projected on the grey backdrops they showcased the vibrancy of the colours that can be created. He adds: “The battens were perfect, their 10 x 45° beam angle gave a lovely even wash up the walls and the quad-colour LEDs gave a rich variety of colours which worked so well with the set, making the whole look really vibrant. Fingers crossed for series 2.”
(Jim Evans)

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