For the Le Bascala 10th Anniversary event, Les Rythmes de la Nuit supplied a total of 68 ADJ LED video panels. These were arranged into a central 7 x 5 panel rectangular screen flanked by two single-width columns, each comprising 7 panels. All three of these display surfaces were created from AV4IP panels. To the outside edges of this arrangement, were two separate triangular screens, each created from 9 AV6 panels. The result was a multi-segment video display which filled the whole back of the stage and provided a stunning backdrop to the evening’s performances. This was driven using an ArKaos Stage Server running animated visuals and custom graphical content.
When it came to the lighting, ADJ’s Vizi Hybrid 16RX was central to the design. Powered by a Philips® Platinum 16R discharge lamp, this multipurpose lighting tool operates interchangeably as a spot / beam / wash fixture and is packed with beam-shaping features. The venue owns twelve of these fixtures as part of its house rig and eight were deployed for this show. Four were arranged around a large circular truss, created using Duratruss DT 34 and flown above the audience, while an additional four units were positioned at the top of truss podiums (also DT 34) standing at the sides of the stage.
“The Vizi Hybrid 16RX is a very versatile fixture because of its wide zoom range,” explains Kévin. “We can use it for beam effects but also when we need wider GOBO projections or washes. It is also very powerful; in the past we have used 20 of the fixtures on a large outdoor event and it was crazy how far away the beam effects could be seen.”
ADJ’s immensely popular Vizi Beam RXONE dedicated beam fixture was also utilized for the show. Four of these were rigged to the truss circle, alternating with the Vizi Hybrid 16RXs, while an addition four units were positioned above the stage. Featuring a deceptively small and lightweight design, this fixture packs an incredible punch. The light from a potent 1R HTI long life lamp is focused through precision-engineered optics into a super sharp 3-degree beam that is ideal for creating piercing aerial effects.
“The Vizi Beam RXONE is a very nice fixture because it is small but powerful,” enthuses Kévin. “The beam is very sharp, and it is my favorite fixture for creating beam effects. For indoor events, it stands up against other much larger fixtures in terms of its output but has the obvious advantage of small size and low weight. It is a really impressive fixture!”