Robe lights Slovenia’s Got Talent
Monday, 4 February 2019
robe-slovenias-got-talentSlovenia’s Got Talent was recorded for broadcaster POP TV in Ljubljana (photo: Miro Majcen)
Slovenia - The seventh edition of Slovenia’s Got Talent was recorded for broadcaster POP TV in Studio 4 of their complex in Ljubljana, and LD Ziga Kranjne’s rig utilised Robe moving lights for its core elements, including MegaPointes, Spiiders, LEDWash 800s, Pointes, MMX Spots, CycFX 8s and a BMFL Blade, all supplied by Event Lighting, a rental company for which Ziga works full time as an LD and programmer.
Ziga has lit all the SGT shows since it started in 2010 and for this one, he worked closely with set designer Milan Mukadin who was also the video designer. They took some of the most popular aesthetic moments from last year’s show and reimagined them for this one, adding new and original visual ideas to keep things moving and looking different.
There was a wide range of artists appearing, so the studio design which kicks in for the semi-finals and final sees 35 hopefuls battle it out, and must be very flexible. The auditions before this are staged in a theatre venue with no moving lights.
Ziga utilised all the studio’s available lighting positions, and his first choice of moving lights – for the last year – has been MegaPointes. Eighteen were rigged on the roof following the curvature of the main video screens.
He made extensive use of the animation wheel in the fixtures and also gobo effects, with some special ones created to combine with low fog. He’s used MegaPointes since the first batch was purchased by Event Lighting… and he loves them!
Eight MMX Spots were positioned in the roof, where they were perfect for backlighting dancers and props and for use as specials.
Another two MMX Spots on the floor at the front of each side of the performance area provided low front cross light for singers, and their animation wheels and gobos were also used extensively.
A total of 16 x Pointes were divided 10 on the deck and six on the roof, and used for effects, ad bumpers, intros and special lighting scenes at the start of the show.
The eight Spiiders were pixel-mapped for effects in addition to being used for conventional washing of the performance space and for support lighting on groups of dancers. They worked in conjunction with the 12 x LEDWash 800s providing rear and front wash light.
Extras included the 12 x CycFX 8 units, located on the stage and used to light props and for assorted disco effects, and “were great for interacting with some of the dance acts”, as Žiga observed.
A single Robe BMFL Blade was used as a manually operated back follow spot, with dimmer and colours controlled by Ziga via his grandMA2 lighting desk.
(Jim Evans)

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