Professional Lighting & Production - Summer 2017 - Page 17

For iconic Canadian band Blue Rodeo’s 1000 Arms tour, lighting designer Al Paquette opted for 20 of Robe’s Spiiders and five PATT 2013s, which were newly purchased by lighting vendor Apex Sound & Light. The Spiiders were evenly positioned along the upstage truss with the five PATT 2013s on floor stands at various heights around the back. Toronto-based duo Zeds Dead have quickly grown to be one of the biggest names in EDM. For their Northern Lights tour, LD Tom Campbell and the group’s idea was for the show to be driven by Zeds Dead’s visual content using mapped fixtures to “push” the content out through the DJs and into the audience. To best accomplish this, Campbell turned to two Avolites Sapphire Touch lighting control consoles – a main desk and tracking back- up – paired with two Ai Infinity EX8 media servers and a Titan Net Processor, used to expand the show’s number of DMX universes and increase processing speed. PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 17