Philips Vari-Lite luminaires on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Philips Vari-Lite luminaires on Jimmy Kimmel LiveJimmy Kimmel Live has two outdoor stages that host the hottest musical acts from around the world (photo: Randy Holmes/ABC)
USA - Behind the scenes at the Emmy-nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live, lighting designer Christian Hibbard is busy bringing the shows musical performances to life. With two outdoor stages that host the hottest musical acts from around the world, Hibbard is asked to create the ideal lighting environment that best personifies the varying musicality of each artist. Understanding these challenges, Hibbard needs lighting instruments with a number of quality capabilities, which he has found in the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire from Philips Vari-Lite.

"I've been at Jimmy Kimmel Live since the beginning and we've been doing the outdoor concert series since the inaugural episode where we featured Coldplay," began Hibbard. "The lighting rig is different every time depending upon the band performing as each artist will have a look that's appropriate for their style of music. In this environment where we have a lot of different bands and need a lot of options for our lighting designs, the VL4000 BeamWash is an ideal fixture choice because it can do so many things, and it does them all very well.

"I first saw the VL4000 BeamWash in online demos where I was also able to review its technical specifications," continued Hibbard. "As the word-of-mouth reports started to spread, my interest in using the VL4000 BeamWash began to grow as well because it really is the 'Swiss army knife' of lights. It's a wash, a beam, a shaft, it has gobos, colour changing, animation, and the list goes on and on."

(Jim Evans)

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