Professional Lighting & Production - Fall 2017 - Page 20

20 PL&P Drawing on his experiences from his inaugural year in 2016, he did add a ground row of fixtures upstage for some lower-level effects, but otherwise, the rig is similar to last year’s iteration. “One of the big considerations is, being an outdoor show that happens rain or shine, a lot of the gear lives outside from load-in to strike, which is two-and-a-half to three weeks, so we need things that are robust, mechanically sound, and relatively easy to fix.” That’s where Ploss and his onsite team from Q One – Terry Mueller, Jar- ret Borodenko, Brad Wagg, and Corey Ellis – were indispensible allies. “I’ve been doing this show for so long that we’ve kind of got it down,” he says, “but it’s still a very unique beast.” Working with a few different companies, Ploss has been the Grandstand Show’s rental rep since the early 2000s, and in that time, he’s seen the show in sub-zero temperatures and as hot as 40 degrees; he’s seen the stage hit with rain, hail, and snow. But most impressively, he recalls the 2013 show that went on despite the disastrous flooding throughout the city in the weeks leading up to the Stampede. Even in the best of conditions, he says, “You’re still in the middle of a horse track, full of everything you find on a horse track. It really is one of the hardest gigs I’ve ever done. I mean, you’re talking hundreds of fixtures – Guns ‘N Roses territory – in a very unpredictable setting.” Illustrating his point, he explains how there were 10 foggers and 10 hazers on the deck for 2017, which were deployed in various configurations based on the wind conditions on any given night. “It’s just a huge spectacle,” he says. “Knock on wood, our failure rate is very minimal, but that’s because of experience and preparation. Everyone there knows their job and does it well. This one isn’t for the weak-hearted.” On that note, like many of his contemporaries, Bouckley has been incorporating more LED fixtures into his work in recent years, though says that the Grandstand Show isn’t necessarily the best venue for them. Still, he did rely on some Martin MAC Auras and GLP impression X4s in additi )Ѽɔхɐɥ́Yɤ1єY0Y0́ )AéՉեѽ́M̸)QY0́ݕɔЁѼ͔Ё= Ѽ݅͠ѡх) Ս̃ͅqɔɽЁӊt́ͽѡɄȁѡ́͡)͔ѡչəɵ́Ʌѡх)ѡȁͥЁЁѡɽɅȁQѡ)ѽՍٕ́䁥хЁѽՔ éɕѥ͡)ѠѼɕѥݥѠ̸́́)́ ɽ̰q]ɅѕɕѥٔݥѠ()̰ͥձх̰ѥ́ɽQɕܸ%Ё݅́хЁѼ)ɕ͕Ёѡ́ѕЁ͡ѡЁɕͽѕ́ɥѼܴ͡)͔ѕɅ䁥́ЁͥѡЁ́ՔѼȁѥe)ѽ䁅ɕ͕ѕɕ͠Ё͕͔ɕѕɕ)ѥɕ͕хѥt)́ Ս胊q$ͽѡѡ́́ЁѡЁ͕Ё) ɅѥЁɽ䁽ѡ̻t)Q́єɵ́ѼͽMÁѼѡɥ+qQ͔́ݕɔ٥͕ͥɥɥѼɥх)ѥѼѡЁ9ѥ́ͥəɵt Ս)̸qQձ͍ͥЁЁ͕͕ٕ٥Յ)ݥѠѡմЁ́ЁɅ䁙̰ѡȁɽ)ͽЁ́ɕѡݡɅх݅́ѡѡȁ)ݡ͕t)5]ͽ݅́ѡɽɅȁɅѽȁȁѡɅ)хMߊéѥݽɭ51ѥɅ5ȁɥ)ѡոq!é饹ɽɅȁѡӊé݅́Ѽɥ)ѡ́ЁݥѠt́ͅ Ս七q=ȁ'eս́ݥѠ)ѡe䁑ɕЁѡ́ѼЁѼݡɔ'eɽѡ)́ȁɕЁݽɭɕѥ͡t) Սɕ͍́Ёͽ́ͽ́ɽѡ(܁ܰ͡Ց͕ՕݥѠɅ锁ѥ́她ɽչѡ)хݥѠ1ѕɅѕյ́ѡЁ啐ѡѡ9Ѡ)ɸ1̸qMݔѥѡḾѡɽ՝ѡ)ȁѼѡݡѡ͔ѥ́ѡЁյ́ݕɔ)她ɽչt̸q]ɕѕЁѠ́ѕ)̰ͥЁ݅́ɕ䁉ѥհЁѡܻ͡t)=͔eɕ́ЁѼхЁѡյȰ)ݡՑ́ѡəɵ́хЁиq%ӊéٕ䁽ٕȴ)ѡѽݡ́ɕЁ݅ѼхЁ͡܁ѡ̳t̰ͅqͼЁ݅)Ёɔѡɔ݅́ЁаЁͼѡЁݔݕɔɕ䁥)幌ݥѠѡͥݡ݅́ձѤɕٕ䁑͔$ѡ՝Ё)ɕЁ݅Ѽɥٕ剽䁥t)Y݅́ͼͥЁЁȁѡ́啅ˊéܰ͡ݥѠ)5ձѤYͥ%5Y$她ѡՉхѥ٥ɥ5Y'éA )́ѡéɽЁȁȁѡɅхM)̸ͥ)Qͥٔݹх٥݅ѡEՕ5݅́ɥɥ)͕ȁѽѕЁѼЁѡمɥ̰́ݡѡ͍ɕ)ݥѡхݕɔ䁙ȁ%5]ӊéɔѡɔɔ)Ʌ́ݥѠ͍ɕ́ѡхȁٕɔ%5и+qQхЁՑЁ́եєչՔɔt )̸q%ӊéɕݥՑɕͼЁɔ́)ѡܸ͡QхɽѡɔѡхѼѡ́)ѡх́́ͥаͼݔɕ䁽%5ɕ䁡٥Ѽ͡܁)é́Ѽɔٕ役эѡȁх́ѡ͔)əɵ̻t) ɕ́ѡаݡ5Y$Ёхѕ她ѡMхݥѠ)͍ɕ̰ѡ䁡ݼх͍ɕ́ɥ͕Ѐԁ)qݔѡ՝Ёɥ́Ё݅́9)ݗeɔѼt́ͅݥѠ՝ɕɕѡ൵эɽ)ՍЁ啐ȁѡ́啅ˊéܸ͡)Ýݼݕ́ɔѡ͡ߊé)аݥѡձɥѼхɔѡՑѥȴ)ɥٕ́ѥѼЁѡձ́хɕ̸ͅɕ܁)ٔ5Y$ɕɕ͕хѥٕ́ݽɭ́ͥѡɕ܁ɥѡ́ɥ