Mavericks light Tim McGraw at House of Power
Thursday, 5 September 2019
tim-mcgraw1photocreditdynamicproductionsTim McGraw plays the House of Power Stadium
USA - Growing up in northeastern Louisiana, country star Tim McGraw was familiar with the kind of hot, humid night he encountered when he took the House of Power Stadium stage as the headliner presented by Orange Motorsports and Entertainment and House of Power Production at the at the Orange County Fairgrounds. On stage, McGraw relied on his team, including long-time lighting designer Patrick Brannon, to bring the kind of production associated with a multi-Grammy winning icon.
Although the House of Power Stadium stage was not nearly as large as many that McGraw performs on, Brannon was able to give him comfortably familiar production-style looks with help from a rig that featured a collection of Chauvet Professional fixtures, including the new Maverick MK3 Profile, supplied by Dynamic Productions.
“When I design for a full production tour, it’s exactly that. The tour carries everything, so I never have to worry about different fixtures,” says Brannon. “On these tours I typically focus the lighting, and then we are show ready. For state fair and festival touring, it's a different system every day.
“So when I design for those dates, I use lighting fixtures in basic/common modes that are more responsive to cloning,” he continues. “With that being said, I put together a design that is not out of budget for these promoters to provide me with the tools I need to give the fans a show that maintains the energy that our more common venues offer. The Maverick fixtures were a big plus in helping me do that at this fair.”
Dynamic Productions’ rig for House of Power Stadium included 15 Maverick MK3 Profile fixtures flown on midstage and upstage truss. Brannon used the profile units as hard edge FX fixtures primarily for solos and aerial graphics over and on the audience.
For eye candy, Brannon found the 10 Maverick MK Pyxis fixtures in his rig to be invaluable. “The Pyxis is an excellent fixture for my taste,” he says. “I actually cloned it to two different fixtures. I used the centre beam for some super cool aerials, and the outer rim for a colour wash.”
Adding colour to the show were six Maverick MK3 Washes, 13 COLORado Solo Battens, and 10 COLORado 1-Quad Zooms. A collection of six STRIKE 4 blinders was used as audience lighting. There were also three video elements for the show: two outside wing screens for IMAG, and an upstage centre wall for content. All panels were made with F4 IP tiles.
Helping Brannon was the support team behind him. “I always bring in my team of professionals” he says. “For lighting programming that’s Troy Echerman, and for video programming, Lance Duvall. I also can’t say enough good things about the Dynamic Productions team, including president Brian Rosenblum, John Fitzgerald technical director, Ashley Lehrman production manager and Bryant Montalvo lead lighting tech.”
(Jim Evans)

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