Static Cycle brings Boxes to life at Bandit
Thursday, 12 March 2020
static-cycleStatic Cycle play Venue One
USA - When Alaskan rock band Static Cycle found themselves in need of a location to shoot their latest music video, Boxes, Bandit Lites offered use of their rehearsal space, Venue One, a 10,000sq.ft facility equipped with the capabilities of hanging a rig, virtual programming rooms and more. The band, comprised of Jared Navarre, Andy Sheridan and Lester Estelle Jr. have been dubbed the “hottest rock band out there” by MTV.
Lighting designer Carter Fulghum configured a versatile plot using a box truss that could transition between big, concert moments and tighter, more intimate looks. The band started in the centre of the box with a mid truss above them outfitted with GLP Impression X4 fixtures. These not only painted the set but also supplied zooms for beams. GLP X4S lights were placed on floor-standing side trusses for a low side light as well as beams for the high-energy, concert looks. Elation Paladins provided big washes of color across the set, and Chauvet Rogue RH1 and Martin MAC Vipers supplied punchy beams.
“VL 3500 Spots were there for lighting the band, mainly because of their framing capability,” Fulghum said. “This gave the band a different look from everything else. The Freedom Pars worked great for lighting the set due to their wireless DMX and battery power; this allowed us to move them anywhere we needed in case there were dark spots that needed filling.”
To evoke the look of a big top circus, Fulghum up lit a parachute as the centrepiece for the shoot using Chauvet Freedom Pars, later hanging it to give the band the space to perform. By hanging it from strings that wouldn’t show up in shots, it looked as though it was floating overhead.
“It is safe to say that creativity was in no short supply for this video shoot,” said Bandit Lites business development officer, Brent Barrett. “I found Jared’s concept thought-provoking, the presentation magical and I believe everyone went away pleased with what was accomplished. The entire entourage involved in this shoot were an absolute pleasure to have in our building and we are most appreciative to have had this opportunity.”

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