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BangON! NYC hosted the three-day Elements Lakewood Festival, deploying over 150 CHAUVET Professional fixtures and LED video panels for the event.

 Spencer Lavoie of 4 Life Entertainment designed the lighting for the festival.

“We used a lot of Rogues, PVP S7 tiles and Vesuvio foggers to create a club environment for the DJs and dancers -- and we used COLORdash Par Q12 IPs throughout the festival grounds to put some cool colors on the trees at night,” he said. “There were some unique challenges lighting some of the stages. The flexibility of our fixtures gave us a lot of good options for meeting them.”

He used the Rogue R1 FX-B to create a focal point around the DJ booth, as well as Rogue R2 Beams to make up for the lack of overhead lights.

“The FX-Bs created some big looks on the Gym Stage with their unique effects and infinite pan/tilt movements from their five individually controlled heads,” said Lavoie. “They gave the stage a sense of depth that made up for not having overhead lights. Plus, every artist was able to have a unique look on stage when they performed, because these fixtures are so versatile.”

Lavoie utilized side mounted Rogue R1 Wash fixtures to add color to the stage, and two Next NXT-1 panels were placed on the taller truss structures.

“The NXT-1 panels’ mapping flexibility really stood out,” he said. “They were a great asset for our visiting lighting designers, helping them create a unique show experience that you don’t see in festival’s typical beam/spot/wash stage plot.”

The festival’s Earth Stage featured R1 Washes, R2 Beams, a video wall made of CHAUVET Professional PVP S7 LED tiles, and six Vesuvio LED foggers.

 “The Vesuvios took the place of our C02 effects, which made a lot of sense,” said Lavoie. “Transporting a weekend’s worth of C02 is quite pricey. We were able to maximize the geyser effect all weekend at a very affordable price point for the client.”

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