Prolights plays Power Hits Summer 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
veronaThe Arena di Verona hosted the event
Italy - The Arena di Verona recently hosted the RTL 102.5 Power Hits Summer 2020 while following the Covid-19 rules issued by the Italian government.
The event was held on 9 September, celebrating the singles with most radio plays during the summer. Several famous Italian singers took part in the event, performing on stage and filling the arena with their music.
Mod Srl, which is part of Rooster Srl, was in charge of the lighting project. Emilio Lombardi, owner of Mod Srl who oversaw the works, reports, “Because of the pandemic, the 2020 edition of the RTL Power Hits has been different compared to previous years. The stage was not on the south side of the arena. Instead, it was in the middle. The chairs that usually fill the grounds were removed to give us the chance to assemble the stage and to work safely. With those changes, it was equally important to make the event and the venue even more stunning than before. That's why the lights were key.”
Lighting designer Francesco De Cave drew up the list of the products and installed the fixtures himself. He picked Prolights SunBar 2000FC, EclCyclorama 100, SunBlast 3000FC, Stark 1000, SunRise 4, Solar and Luma 1500SH.
”The SunBlast and SunBar were mounted on the risers at the back of the stage, acting as the perfect lighting background needed for the cameras,” he says. “In my opinion, the EclCyclorama bars are very good asymmetrical projectors, perfect for backgrounds. In this specific production I used them to light up the musicians from downstage and avoid shadows under the chin.
“Finally, the SunBars 2000FC were used to create amazing lighting effects caught by drones, bringing to life the audience's seats that were empty due to the restrictions. These fixtures are amazingly bright, each one composed by eight cells. We used a Hog 4 for the pixel mapping, as it gave me the chance to create and play a multitude of effects.”
Emilio Lombardi concluded: “The icing on the cake was to install more than 300 SunBar, both on stage and on the grounds of the arena, positioned so that they could display the ‘RTL Power Hits' logo. This was also designed and created by Francesco De Cave…The final result has been just amazing. No one before has ever had the chance to light up the arena with 1200 lighting fixtures. The client was thrilled.”

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