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David’s White Light new year welcome

Production News
16 January 2020

WHEN CRAIG David performed both as a singer and a DJ at London’s Central Hall (cap. 2,500) in Westminster on New Year’s Eve, lighting designer Steve Abbis worked with in-house technical production company White Light (WL) to create different visuals before and after the midnight fireworks on the nearby River Thames.

The event was broadcast as part of BBC One’s live celebrations and saw David perform an initial live set, followed by the dance set after the outdoor spectacle.

WL deployed 45 Ayrton Magicblade-FX fixtures, vertically rigged behind the performance area, to enhance the camera shots, while Ayrton Ghibli luminaires were used for aerial gobo effects.

According to WL venue technical manager James Thurlow, “We worked closely with Steve to achieve a different look to mark the significance of entering a new year and decade. Our lighting rig for the show was specifically designed to complement the architectural features of the Great Hall.”

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