XL Video Pixled screens for JLS
13 April 2012
UK - XL Video's concert touring division continues a busy spring by supplying Pixled F-11 LED screens and processing equipment to chart-topping, award winning and massively popular UK boyband, JLS.
XL is supplying the equipment to show producers Production North as part of the video package for the band's latest sold-out UK arena tour.
Co-ordinating the tour's video are Production North's Luke and Tom Levitt. XL Video's account handler is Jo Beirne with technical requirements handled by James Morden.
Says Luke Levitt, "We have worked with XL video for a long time - they are the biggest rental company specialising in live music video and are still the best. The technical support is second to none, and all the kit all came out of the warehouse in excellent condition as you would expect, all delivered to production rehearsals perfectly labelled and addressed."
The playback visuals were conceived by JLS show director Beth Honan, and create dynamic digital scenery, backdrops and narrative references for the performance which is split into four 'dimensions' of dramatic space and time.
They are fed onto three triangular screens onstage. The central one is made up from 228 panels of Pixled F-11 and this is flanked by two smaller triangles, together comprising another 230 panels, so nearly 460 panels in total.
Lighting company HSL is supplying custom trusses that make up the triangular frames onto which the Pixled modules are clamped, which is still a time-consuming and technically challenging task involving some great interdepartmental teamwork between video, lighting and the four set carpenters.
The Pixled F-11 was specified by Honan and Production North's Steve Levitt, who worked on the tour's technical pre-production elements. The playback visuals were commissioned by Honan and produced by Blink TV under the supervision of Helen Haig.
In addition to the three Pixled screens, there are two side projection screens for IMAG, each fed by a Christie Roadster projector either front or back projected depending on the venue.
The IMAG mix directed by Luke Levitt is also output to the triangles at strategic points in the show.
Related Stories from LSi Online
19 November 2012
UK - JLS headlined the charity concert for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway's Christmas lights switch on in Bristol earlier this month. The UK's hottest boy band was the main feature of the launch of The Mall's ninth ... More >>
30 October 2012
UK - The ITV show Surprise Surprise is returing to the small screen, hosted by Holly Willoughby. Nigel Catmur designed the lighting show which is provided by Richard Martin Lighting (RML). The vast rig ... More >>
19 October 2012
UK - Adlib's sales and installation division supplied an L-Acoustics Kara sound system to Scarborough Open Air Theatre, North Yorkshire, UK, which featured concerts by JLS, John Barrowman, Olly Murs, Alexandra Burke, ... More >>
16 May 2012
UK - One of London's top rehearsal studios has upgraded its flagship Studio A with end-to-end RCF TT+ active loudspeakers. Charlie Barrett, who has run Terminal Studios for the past 28 of its 33 years, has been ... More >>
5 January 2012
UK - After working with some of the UK's biggest music acts such as Adele, JLS and Calvin Harris, Live Effects are primed for a busy 2012. The company has seen unprecedented growth in the previous year and has now set ... More >>
The 10th LED Systems & LED Lighting Exhibition (25-28 September 2014)
Page 42: six months we will see the likes of Matt Cardle, Rebecca Ferguson, McFly, Olly Murs, JLS, Westlife
Related Videos from LSi's Video Hub
We were unable to find relevant videos, but please visit LSi's Video Hub for our industry video content, such as product demos, training, interviews, backstage, seminars, events and more...