Showguns on Double Duty with R. Kelly
19 November 2007
USA - R. Kelly's Double Up US tour kicked off 14 November with 25 High End Systems Showguns and 18 DL.2s doing 'double duty' in the show. Performance environment designer Patrick Dierson of Artfag chose the HES products, supplied by lighting contractor Upstaging, because of their ability to perform in a variety of ways to fit his needs.
On specifying the DL.2s, Dierson says: "The reliability of the DL2s has really been great on this run. They play a major role in the production in doing the double duty of performing formal Collage projections as well as intense aerial beam work. We've created an array of aerial projection clips specifically for that duty and it always gets a great reaction from the audience."
Dierson, who was the first specifier of Showgun on the Live Earth broadcast from NYC this year, says, "There were a few reasons why I chose the Showguns for this tour and not the least of which was because Kells had seen them at a party a while back and thought that they looked really interesting. I love the fact that you can be sitting in the cheapest seat in the house and still have a beam shoot straight by your head."
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