Teenager Cedric Duré dazzles at Club Divs
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
DJ Divs at Gildenhuis Reet
Belgium - Teenager Cedric Duré is making a name for himself in the world of entertainment lighting.
Demonstrating a level of sophistication beyond his years, the Antwerp teen has been immersing crowds with deeply evocative lighting designs that command attention without detracting from the performance on stage. This was evident in a recent sold out show that he did for DJ Divs(16-year old David Demuynck) at Gildenhuis Reet, using a rig anchored by Chauvet Professional fixtures supplied by BOS Events.
“The main goal of this event was not to make money, but to show the world what we can do and that age is not a mattering factor,” says Duré, who worked with friend vee jay Nikolay Gelshtein, on the show, which was run with a ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console. “Club Divs 2019 was the first edition but we want to do this every year. Club Divs 2020 will take place on 18 September in the same venue. We hope we can go to two events per year soon in different locations.”
In keeping with their goal of demonstrating publicly kind of inspired design they were capable of achieving, Duré’s and Gelshtein set a high bar for themselves. “We treated this as if it were a Martin Garrix show or something like that,” he said. “One of the challenges was to create a show that the Gildenhuis club had never seen before. Well, as far as I knew they never had a show with LED wall and SFX. So, I drew in lasers, confetti machines, effects that emulated fireworks, and foggers. I also designed a panel layout with depth and different shapes.”
The two friends pre-programmed their entire show. “We had a five-hour laser timeline and every track had a different offset,” says Duré. “So, if the DJ played his tracks in a different tempo it wouldn’t matter because then the timecode would go slower and our laser show would still be perfectly in sync.”
A group of six of the Rogue R2 Wash fixtures were flown on the top of truss for specials and audience washing, and two additional units were called upon to provide front lighting. To create strobe effects, Duré used four COLORado Q40 Panels hung from truss. A pair of the panels were used to wash the DJ booth in colour.
Duré had five Strike P-38 fixtures for blinders, and 7m² of PVP 6 tiles for the video wall. He also used two laser units, two cold spark effects, two electric confetti machines, 10 Chauvet DJ Intimidator fixtures for aerial effects, specials and audience lighting, and five Freedom Par Quad uplights to accent the club’s back wall. “The Gildenhuis has a very nice wall pattern with bricks so I wanted to highlight that too,” he explains.
(Jim Evans)

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