Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Robe Celebrates Singapore Chingay Spectacle

17/02/2017

Robe Celebrates Singapore Chingay Spectacle posted: 17/02/2017

Over 400 Robe moving lights boosted the magic and spectacle of the 45th Singapore Chingay Parade to celebrate Chinese New Year - The Year of the Rooster. Javier Tan's colourful high-impact lighting design matched the glamour, glitz and exuberance of the high profile public event, featuring an ebullient cast of 8000, creatively directed by Fan Dong Kai and staged at the F1 Pit Building in the city centre.

The glittering show was organized by the People's Association (PA). It celebrated the diversity and multi-cultural nature of the nation's population and was watched live by President, Dr. Tony Tan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, plus assorted political, dignitaries and VIPs together with approximately 200,000 excited members of the public over two nights. It was also recorded for broadcast.

Javier is one of the region's top lighting designers and a big Robe advocate. He has lit Chingay before on the same site in 2013, so he knew in the early planning stages that the most powerful lightsources available were needed so he chose Robe's BMFLs.

To help wash the parade route and the six massive grandstands which accommodated 30,000 spectators, he specified 216 x BMFL Blades, 56 x BMFL WashBeams and 112 x Robe ColorStrobes.

The ColorStrobes were used as powerful and effective wash lights to cover the extensive show and audience areas in addition to their stunning range of strobe effects, which added lots of sparkle throughout.

Additional wash lighting was provided by 56 x Robe LEDWash 600s, with all the event's lighting and audio kit supplied by top Singapore rental company, CSP Productions Pte Ltd.

The main challenge, Javier reveals was simply illuminating the vast 360 metre long parade area created in the F1 pit lane and ensuring that the lumen levels were ramped up as high as the audience anticipation!

A strong sense of theatricality and drama was also paramount as the many different contingents - including teams representing other countries like Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and South Korea - shimmied down the parade ground.

The three hour visual extravaganza featured a dazzling array of bling-tastic costumes, 12 elaborately decorated and illuminated floats and five giant puppets.

The lights were rigged on a series of gantries and towers erected along the backs of the seating grandstands on both sides, arranged in layers to add depth to the picture and emphasise the dimension and scale of the space.

The BMFL Blades were on the middle levels with the WashBeams on the tops of the towers, easily dealing with the 65 metre throw distance. I needed power and the brightness and it was absolutely the best choice, confirmed Javier.

He added that BMFLs are readily available on the rental market in Singapore Thanks to the hard work of Robe's Asia Pacific subsidiary, all the major rental companies have some stock and continuity of fixtures is another good reason for spec'ing BMFLs on large shows.

The BMFL Blades created some stunning aerial and beam effects. They textured the floor, a raised runway along one side and a waterway running the full 360 metres down the other, helping the lively, animated environment further zing with energy!

The ColorStrobes were positioned on the upper gantry rail, all the way along, where they could easily immerse the entire crowd and performance area with colours and effects.

These strobes are simply amazing, stated Javier who first saw them in action during the 2016 F1 concert, and was immediately struck with their retina-burning intensity!

On Javier's recommendation, CSP Productions purchased another 80 ColorStrobes which joined the 40 already in their inventory, especially for this project, They are absolute saviours on a site like this with such huge areas to light. The colours are great; they can do all the effects and funky bits and save having literally hundreds of conventionals to do the same job .

The first time he had used BMFLS was the 50th National Day Parade (NDP) in 2015 ... when he was also suitably impressed enough to start specifying them regularly in his work.

Javier mentions that if he could have had more BMFLs and ColorStrobes, he would have but while there is a good lighting budget for this show, theres also a need for some expedience!!

Four lighting consoles were used to run the show lighting, which also included some other moving and LED lights plus 40 fog machines. He worked with his regular very stylish team of programmers Clement Cheong and Joyce Goh who kept everything cool, calm and efficient at FOH.

The Chingay 45 load-in took place in early December. This is a bit of a luxury compared to some of the timescales in the crazy world of live events, BUT when you see the vibrancy and intensity of the show, understand its profile for the country and appreciate the time needed to choreograph 8000 volunteers into a slick and fluid show ... you can understand why!

Javier enjoyed a mega busy year in 2016 which included designing lights for Chinese pop singing superstar and actress Karen Moks world tour, and being lead lighting programmer for Mac Chan on the 2016 NDP.

Chingay 2017 Singapore's technical director was Yong Fa. CSPs lighting crew chief on site was Colin Foo and their technical managers Alan Lee and Pete Win Tin ensured that everything ran smoothly from the warehouse end.

It was great working with CSP Productions and Robe, says Javier wrapping up the interview and adding, with a big smile, that if he lights the event again, he would intend to double the amount of Robe ColorStrobes!
LINK: http://www.live-production.tv/news/cultural-events/robe-celebrates-sin...
See more stories from liveproduction

Most recent headlines

23/04/2017

?RIKARD STEIBER, PRESIDENT OF VIVEPORT AT HTC VIVE, TO KEYNOTE AT MIPTV 2017

Paris, 31 January 2017 - MIPTV 2017 will feature its biggest-ever programme on immersive content with special emphasis on Virtual Reality (VR), through a top-fl...

23/04/2017

?NBC'S PAUL TELEGDY & MEREDITH AHR TO KEYNOTE AT MIPTV 2017

Paris, 16 March 2017 - Paul Telegdy, President of the Alternative and Reality Group at NBC, and Meredith Ahr, President of Universal Television Alternative Stud...

23/04/2017

?NEW STORYTELLERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT MIPTV 2017

Paris, 22 March 2017 - MIPTV 2017 will put a special emphasis on the new generation of digital content studios aiming at engaging with audiences as part of the ...

22/04/2017

The Benefits of Virtualization

OTTAWA- Virtualization is the big buzzword in efficient, money-saving broadcast systems. In plain English, virtualization is a term that sums up the logical d...

22/04/2017

Studio Electronics launch new modules at Superbooth

Roland JP/JU filter and Tonestar oscillator shown at Berlin synth show Hardware > Synthesizer Studio Electronics have been on the modular scene for quite some...

22/04/2017

NI launch new Reaktor Blocks at Superbooth

Intuitive visual interfaces, new oscillators and vowel filter debuted Software > Virtual Instrument Duality OSC, one of the new Blocks for Reaktor 6 from Nati...

22/04/2017

Jomox Alpha Base drum machine has built-in FM synth

New drum machine design launched at Superbooth Hardware > Drum Machine Jomox were demonstrating their drum machine at Superbooth in Berlin, called Alpha Base....

22/04/2017

Ondomo is revitalising a 90-year-old electronic instrument

Ondes Martenot now more portable than ever Hardware > Keyboard, Synthesizer The Ondes Martenot is far from being a new musical invention - the French keyboard...

22/04/2017

Livestock Electronics present first five Eurorack modules

Wavetable oscillator, quad distortion/VCA unveiled at Superbooth Hardware > Synthesizer Livestock Electronics is the brainchild of Dutchman Daniel Mulder, a f...

22/04/2017

Two new models join Behringer Deepmind series

Deepmind 12 Desktop and Deepmid 6 introduced at Superbooth Hardware > Synthesizer Behringer have added two new analogue synths to their Deepmind range. Launch...

22/04/2017

??ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland and Scripps Networks Interactive agree to multi-year strategic cooperation

ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland and Scripps Networks Interactive agree to multi-ye...

22/04/2017

Lawo Upgrades R?LAY Virtual Radio Mixer Software

Broadcasters using R LAY virtual radio mixer software will be glad to hear that a new software release has just been released and is available for immediate dow...

22/04/2017

Avid Pro Tools to Provide Native Dolby Atmos Mixing

Avid and Dolby collaboration delivers the industry's deepest integration and the most efficient audio mixing workflows for powerful immersive audio experien...

22/04/2017

Avid NEXIS Now Delivers Unparalleled Performance, Scalability and Pro Tools Support

New software release, available to all new and current customers of Avid NEXIS, ...

22/04/2017

New Avid Media Campus Program Provides Flexible Volume Licensing and Industry Solutions for Educational Institutions

New program brings deeper partnership engagement, industry connections, and coll...

22/04/2017

Avid Unveils Media Composer | First-A Free Version of the Industry- standard Video Editing System

Fully featured video editing solution will enable anyone to create professional-...

22/04/2017

Avid Artist | DNxIQ Unveiled for 4K Monitoring and Universal Mastering

Next-generation video/audio interface offers extensive format support, including 4K monitoring and universal mastering capability, to enable video professionals...

22/04/2017

Avid Unveils Cloud Strategy with Launch of New Offerings

Avid announces extension of its MediaCentral Platform and its industry-leading tools into the cloud with new hosted client applications, cloud media services, a...

22/04/2017

Avid Ushers in Next Phase of Avid Everywhere with Sweeping and Groundbreaking Innovations

Avid unveils major advancements across all product suites and extends MediaCentr...

22/04/2017

Avid Announces Strategic Cloud Alliance with Microsoft for the Media and Entertainment Industry

Comprehensive multi-year agreement includes technology collaboration, co-develop...

22/04/2017

??Mega-Choice launches news and entertainment focused TV platform in Ghana with Eutelsat

Accra, Paris, 25 January 2017 Mega-Choice Digital Network, an associate compan...

22/04/2017

Euroradio Members honoured at Svetozár Stracina Grand Prix

Euroradio Members honoured at Svetoz r Stra ina Grand Prix...

22/04/2017

CAPTURE YOUR WORLD IN 3D AUDIO

Sennheiser has once again partnered with the award-winning manufacturer of professional audio devices Apogee, an industry leader at the forefront of digital aud...

22/04/2017

Newtec and CETC54 Enter New Partnership -- NEWTEC ?????????????????

New agreement is an expansion of Newtec's activity in Asia and will enable further expansion into Chinese market SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 14 November 2016. N...

22/04/2017

Out-of-this-World Video Stream with NASA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Sess...

22/04/2017

Dell Announces NAB Lineup, New Monitor

(NAB) - To celebrate its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters conference as part of a combined company, Dell is announcing new solutions...

22/04/2017

NEP Australia chooses Lawo for IP control and processing at new production Hubs

April 21, 2017 (Sydney, Australia ) NEP Australia (NEP), Australia's leading provider of outsourced broadcast production solutions, has entered into an ag...

22/04/2017

Sony Introduces 100mm F2.8 STF G Master™ with Highest Ever Quality Bokeh for an a Lens

New Full-frame 85mm F1.8 Mid-telephoto prime lens and Compact Radio-Controlled F...

22/04/2017

Sony a7s camera captures the ISS passing in front of the moon at 28,000 km/h

Thierry Legault On 4th February, 2017, amateur astronomer Thierry Legault filmed the International Space Station (ISS) as it passed through the middle of the f...

22/04/2017

Sony's New a9 Camera Revolutionises the Professional Imaging Market

Groundbreaking Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Delivers Unmatched Speed, Versatility and Usability World's first[i] full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP[ii...

22/04/2017

Lawo will launch a new flagship audio production console at NAB 2017

Lawo will launch a new flagship audio production console at NAB 2017 The desk offers a number of innovative mix-assist systems that enable engineers to focus o...

22/04/2017

Riedel introduces Bolero, a next-generation integrated wireless intercom system

Riedel introduces Bolero, a next-generation integrated wireless intercom system Bolero Bolero incorporates Near Field Communication (NFC) and Riedel-exclusive ...

22/04/2017

AJA releases Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 firmware with Avid MXF support

AJA releases Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 firmware with Avid MXF support Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 is available now as a free download and expands production workflows by adding ...

22/04/2017

Pioneering Shotover camera system to support live TV coverage of MotoGP Worldwide

Pioneering Shotover camera system to support live TV coverage of MotoGP Worldwid...

22/04/2017

Tedial's Augmented STorage (AST) shortlisted in the IABM Game Changer Awards 2017 in storage category

Tedial's Augmented STorage (AST) shortlisted in the IABM Game Changer Awards...

22/04/2017

For-A to debut FT-One-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion camera at NAB Show

For-A to debut FT-One-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion camera at NAB Show Company will also introduce VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics syste...

22/04/2017

NASA to stream first live 4K video from space at the 2017 NAB Show

NASA to stream first live 4K video from space at the 2017 NAB Show US astronauts on the International Space Station featured in Super Session that probes the f...

22/04/2017

IABM partners with SAM to create new, industry-wide Glossary knowledge tool based on SAM's renowned ‘Digital Fact Book'

IABM partners with SAM to create new, industry-wide Glossary knowledge tool base...

22/04/2017

DNF Brings Control Solutions and amp; Enhancements to Simplify, Virtualize and Pave a Path to IP at NAB 2017

DNF Controls the award-winning and acknowledged leader in Human-to-Machine and M...

22/04/2017

RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools at NAB 2017

RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool t...

22/04/2017

Shotoku Broadcast Systems Partners With Crane Manufacturer CamMate to Release New Series of VR AR Tracked Camera Cranes at NAB 2017

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, the well-established leader in manual and robotic cam...

22/04/2017

Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless Camera

CEO of Transvideo Jacques Delacoux has today congratulated ARRI on the release o...

22/04/2017

PMC Helps Canterbury University Determine The True Value Of Music

Peter Self, a senior lecturer in Music Business and Management at Canterbury Christ Church University, recently used PMC IB1S-AIII Active monitors in an experim...

22/04/2017

Utah Scientific Launches Industrys First Hybrid Router for Next-Generation IP Signals and SDI

Utah Scientific today introduced its new 400 Series 3 hybrid digital router, a f...

22/04/2017

Utah Scientific Highlights New Technology in the NAB IP Showcase

Utah Scientific will be showing the latest developments in its UTAH 400 Series IP product line at the NAB IP Showcase, booth N4824, sponsored by AIMS, SMPTE, VS...

22/04/2017

The World Surf League to Increase Brand Exposure Through Licensing With Wazee Digital

Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing...

22/04/2017

Decimator Design announces two additions to their Converter MultiViewer family: MD-LX and DMON-QUAD

The MD-LX is an extra small, lite version of the hugely popular MD-HX, the bi-di...

22/04/2017

DigitalGlue Awarded Contract to Provide AFN with New Transmission Systems

DigitalGlue, provider of equipment, integration services and software development for the production and distribution of digital video, was awarded a $10+ milli...

22/04/2017

ATEME Powers AMC Networks International CE Primary Distribution

-- ATEME today announced that AMC Networks International Central Europe, a subsidiary of AMC Networks, has selected the ATEME TITAN transcoding solution to im...

22/04/2017

Sound Devices Introduces The MD-4 Analog-To-Dante Audio Interface

-- Sound Devices introduces the MD-4 Analog-to-Dante Audio Interface for NAB Show 2017. The MD-4 is a simple, high-performance interface that connects analog ...