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Projecting Bastille’s dystopian vision

Production News
12 April 2019

AIMING TO create the atmosphere of a dystopian party on a tour supporting their Doom Days LP, Bastille used a backdrop with a “torn” look fabricated with layers of crinkly metallic mesh.

Production manager Chris Speirs and show designer Rob Sinclair invited projection specialist Really Creative Media (RCM) to provide visuals and the London-based company carried out tests on the material in advance to establish how the unusual surface would react to the colours.

RCM’s Dominic Baker was able to pre-programme the visuals, further adapting the content on the road, while video programming was carried out by Alex Passmore and Nikita Jakovlev.

The company specified four Panasonic RZ31K laser projectors to deliver content at venues including Birmingham’s O2 Academy (3,000), Brighton Centre (4,500) and Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse (3,500),

“These are the smallest, lightest projectors on the market and they give the desired levels of brightness, making them ideal for touring,” says Baker. “The laser chip technology gives consistent 30,000 lumen brightness and high resolution clear, sharp images.” RCM also provided Catalyst media servers and two MALighting GrandMA2 Light consoles.

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