50 Cent looking a million dollars!

Posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

In celebration of the 15th year since the release of his acclaimed album “Get rich or die try’n”, American rapper and actor 50 Cent took to the stages at Parramatta Park in Western Sydney and then the following evening at the Melbourne Showgrounds with supports acts AB Original and Baker Boy.

Creative Productions was engaged by promoter MJR presents to provide complete Lighting and Video packages for both Australian tour dates.

The lighting designer and operator Alex Skowron used a substantial quantity of GLP products, with plenty of GT-1 spots, X4L washes and X4 Bar 20 moving LED strip wash units, alongside SGM X5 Strobes, lightsky F330 spots and, whilst relatively uncommon these days, conventional fresnels and profiles for stage wash all controlled from a Martin M6 Console.

A complete Lighting package was toured in and out on pre-rig truss giving the guys a huge advantage with the overnight move to Melbourne whilst a local motor package was used in both Sydney and Melbourne.

The Parramatta Park LED Screens were provided from the Sydney Office and consisted of a 10m x 6m backdrop screen with a pair of 7m x 4m IMAG screens flanking the stage. The Melbourne screen system was a separate package advanced out of the Gold Coast Office enabling it to be installed earlier rather than touring it over night as well.

Creative’s CEO, David Jackson, toured with the lighting crew and oversaw the company’s production team. Dave commented “the whole team were incredible once again, We had some pretty bad weather along the way but the boys managed to pull everything together and deliver full shows on both occasions”

Creative Productions is endeavouring to stay ahead of the game with technological advances and on this event we installed a 10G fiber network between stage and front of house which handled all lighting data and communication and some additional fiber cores were used for video. This saw our cable footprint in the FOH run become one cable. Efficient and effective.

Live cameras and video direction was supplied by Ben Alcott’s “DAMN GOOD PRODUCTIONS”

Equipment supplied was:

28 x GLP GT-1
20 x GLP X4L
22 x GLP X4 Bar 20
19 x SGM X5 Strobe
20 x Lightsky F330 Spot
01 x Martin M6 Console
01 x Martin M1 Console Backup
04 x Magic FX CO2 Jets
02 x Magic FX Stadium Blasters
232 x TourLED M-Plus 4.8mm LED Panels