Conference achieves its vision with Vista
Thursday, 24 October 2019
new-wine-festival-vista-by-chroma-q-photos-copyright-matt-douglasThe two-week features daytime and evening worship and entertainment activities
UK - Lighting designer Derek Jones utilised the Vista by Chroma-Q lighting and media control system to meet the diverse stage lighting needs of New Wine’s United 19 summer worship conference.
Held at the East of England Arena and Events Centre in Peterborough, the annual two-week event gathers together thousands of church members to celebrate God with daytime and evening worship and entertainment activities.
With the varied programme encompassing seminars, evening entertainment, and a live TV broadcast around the site and online, Jones needed a flexible lighting control system that was able to handle structured cue lists in addition to live busking scenarios.
As a Vista user for nearly a decade, Derek was an early adopter of the next generation Vista 3 software. He recently upgraded from his Vista S3 console to the recently launched Vista EX and Vista MV control surfaces.
Jones explains: “By upgrading to the new Vista surfaces, I have condensed the functionality of my Vista S3 into a much smaller footprint which is more convenient and portable. In addition, the new surfaces give me a lot more hands-on control, which is really advantageous when busking live. Now I can achieve more in less space.”
The stage lighting design was based around a centre circle surrounded by four fingers of truss. Martin MAC Viper AirFX, MAC Aura and Claypaky Sharpy moving lights provided dynamic lighting and effects during the live music performances, as well as key lighting for performers and speakers. The trusses were toned with Prolights StudioCOB full colour LED PARs, and floor lights lit the circle’s gauss.
Summarising his experience, Jones comments: “The improvements to Vista 3, such as workspaces and FX masters, now make Vista even more at home in live busking environments in addition to structured scenarios. Vista 3 is a real step up from the great work of the previous Vista software, yet with a very small learning curve.”
The Vista system was supplied by Chroma-Q UK dealer, A.C. Entertainment Technologies.
(Jim Evans)

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