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SoDown Uses CHAUVET Professional LED Video Panels and Fixtures

by Victoria Wasylak • in
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• Created: November 29, 2018

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SoDown performed back-to-back release party shows at the Aggie and Fox Theatres. Joining him on the trip to the northern Colorado foothills were Max Koehler and Ryan Warffuel of Antic Studios, who specified PVP LED video panels and other fixtures from CHAUVET Professional for the shows.

They used the 44 PVP S5 tiles in their rig to create four video walls, and packed their 18 Rogue movers in the space separating them and below them. Aiming the light from their Rogue units at the area over the uppermost central video wall, they created a pyramid effect that pulled all eyes toward the center stage.

“We positioned the majority of the lights just outside the main LED structures,” said Koehler. “The whole stage design revolves around this tiered pyramid look, and we thought having the lights this way would follow the video wall design nicely, giving us a cohesive lighting look to go along with the structural shape of the video walls.”

There were 12 Rogue R1 Beam and 6 Rogue R2 Wash fixtures in the SoDown homecoming rig. “We positioned the beams and washes next to one another to create bigger looks, extra color mixing, and more lighting chase opportunities,” said Warffuel. “We also had a ground package on the downstage edge to pull both sides of the wall configuration together. The ground package added light to the middle and covered some of the gaps around the DJ booth to give the show a bigger feel.”

While the lighting accentuated the pyramid shape of the rig, the video walls endowed it with a greater sense of depth. The front of the DJ booth was covered with a rectangular video wall with small wings on either side, a straightforward design that directed attention to the performer. Directly over the DJ booth was a triangular wall, laid out in stairway-like steps that ascended to its apex. Flanking this centerpiece were two video walls with stepped patterns. The steps of the flanking walls were a mirror image of those on the center wall. This made the two flanking walls look as if they had separated from the center wall, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

Breakout patterns on all video surfaces reinforced this holistic image. The majority of the content displayed was a branded visual pack Koehler made for SoDown over the summer, along with some elements that followed the design structure, including border traces and chase patterns.

Photo Credit: Fox, Cait and Ricky Blaire

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