James has just spent the night re-building a F-30 LED screen at the Goodwood Festival of Vintage following a power issue. The phone rang yesterday afternoon in the hunt for an LED/power technician to get to Goodwood to rebuild the screen while they day crew got some rest. James arrived on site to find the ...

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Tonight saw James in Edinburgh at very late notice to provide the Doves with our Catalyst media server for their show. Mark Wynne-Edwards is the Doves lighting designer, using his own Jands Vista T2 console which works easily with Catalyst. Once the content was uploaded to our server, it was simply a case ...

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For the past few days, James has been at Global Gathering in Stratford-upon-Avon working for XL Video who are providing video kit and support across the site. XL provided a variety of screens and projection across the site; F-30 for main stage, Bedrock and Random arenas, Martin LC for Global Arena and 4x Barco R22+ projectors for the Godskitchen tent. James was ...

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Big Glastonbury Show? Done. The crew often mark their tours by the ‘Big London Show’ (Brixton etc..) and Glastonbury, I guess really as a right of passage for the band. Faithless however are no strangers to the Pyramid Stage but I’m pretty sure this show was the best to date. For myself, ...

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So, after arriving late at night on our Boeing Business Jet (specially chartered for the band and crew), we headed over to site to check out the stage and technicals. Seeing as there is only about an hour of darkness at this time of year, we could see the magnificence of the courtyard the show was in as ...

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Welcome to your first glimpse of the world’s largest ‘Etch-a-sketch’! Tonight we were blessed with the large stage of the Wolverhampton Civic so all of the back screen went up and all of the riser video strips went out. A perfect chance to get a few photos for you. From the beginning it ...

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Big London show, done. A massive hit with the crowd, the show looked and sounded amazing. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get any photos, I had to stay side of stage to look after the video kit and run the visuals. Using ‘Pilot’ (the media server chosen for the tour) for the first time was interesting. Always a little unnerving using something for ...

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So, here are my first photos of the show, possibly my only as explained… During the shows that Andy Hurst operates, he likes to have someone front of house to spot any problems with the lighting and relay these to whoever is on stage. Tonight, since crew chief Paul Solino is on follow spot duty, that ...

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This afternoon James set off to Macedonia for the first leg of the Faithless European tour. For the first leg, the rig will be a festival style, floor based LED system using GLP Impressions, ColorBlock DB4s and Palcos. Moving lights and PA will be provided by local promoters. From the first UK date in Brixton, there will be some video goodies added with full lighting ...

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James has been invited by Andy Hurst to act as video technician for Faithless’ summer arenas and festivals tour. The tour will involve several UK and European venue shows, along with the usual suspects of summer festivals. Equipment will be provided by PRG, including Martin’s LC series semi-transparent LED screens which will be James’ ...

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