Chauvet colours Jubin Nautiyal in Australia
Wednesday, 13 September 2023
jubin-nautiyal2‘Colour choice is closely connected to feeling’
Australia - Reflecting the myriad passions in Jubin Nautiyal’s music can be a challenge for a lighting designer, but it is one that Roosevelt Dsouza, his longtime LD, excels at, thanks in part to his inspired use of colour. “Every song has its own way of conveying emotions, so I treat every song differently in terms of colour,” said Dsouza. “Colour choice is closely connected to feeling.”
Helping Dsouza create evocative palettes at many stops on Nautiyal’s tour of Australia is a collection of Chauvet Professional Color Strike M motorised strobes. Although he uses the fixture’s two bright white LED tubes for strobing and audience lighting, Dsouza relies heavily on the fixture’s RGB pixel mappable face to create colourful effects that capture the spirit of the music being performed on stage.
Dsouza divides the 16 Color Strike M fixtures in his rig evenly between stage left and stage right truss structures. Each of these horizontal structures are arranged in three ascending rows, providing Dsouza with a variety of angles to create colourful multi-level effects.
While conjuring up his rainbow of colours and textured effects, Dsouza remains careful to keep attention focused squarely on his client. All of his looks are created with the idea of having Nautiyal at their centre. At times, this means downlighting the artists in brilliant colors, at others it may call for a vector of side light from the Color Strike M directed on the star as he performs on centre stage.
“I am a big believer in keeping the artist at the centre,” said Dsouza. “This has to be the justification of any looks I create.”

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