DELIVERING A spectacular audio-visual presentation for Jack Savoretti’s flagship performance at London’s SSE Arena (cap. 12,500), Wembley, required logistical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment according to Pete McCrea, MD of visuals supplier Production AV.
The display was created after production manager Neil Anderson decided to incorporate live footage and visuals into the existing light show created by lighting director David McIntyre for other dates on the tour.
“We had just a seven-day turnaround to design and deliver the camera and screens package to Savoretti’s tour team,” says McCrea. “As this was Wembley, they wanted to ramp-up the audience experience by relaying live on-stage footage as well as pre-recorded content to two large IMAG screens.”
With lighting and rigging provided by Southampton-based Liteup, Production AV supplied a pair of 11ft by 20ft (3.35m by 6m) portrait screens for IMAG, with 20,000 lumen Barco projectors. Switching between video sources was achieved using a Blackmagic ATEM 4k PPU, with a pair of Sony HDC1500 studio cameras on 95x lens at front-of-house (FOH) and a second camera on stage.
“The results were fantastic,” says McCrea. “On-site, it really came together as a collaborative production.