ArKaos and VuePix for Big Brother Australia
Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Lighting designer Francesco Calvi has been pushing buttons and turning dials behind the scenes of the re launched Big Brother TV Show, creating exciting visual effects and lighting for the ninth series of this reality television experiment.
The Big Brother house is located within the Dreamworld precinct on Queensland’s Gold Coast and all the live shows and special episodes were broadcast from the TV Studio located within the complex. Calvi specified the lighting design and created the customized video content for all of the live shows.
Using ArKaos Media Master Pro 2 and Media Master Pro 3 for the live Video Streaming, he had an opportunity to implement the newly released Video Mapping module into his designs. The LED tubes on the walls of the live show studio were pixel mapped using the latest version of Arkaos Media Master 2.
A VuePix P25 LED screen was used as the pupil of the Iconic Big Brother Eye built into the back of the set, together with another hi-resolution screen to capture all the dynamic video content produced by Calvi. The ArKaos software enabled Francesco to stream the same media content to both LED walls seamlessly despite them being different resolutions, pitches and sizes.
Francesco was very happy with the overall results produced. He comments: “ArKaos Video Mapper gave me great flexibility when working on my designs and allowed me to bring my lighting shows to different levels. Using the MediaMaster Pro nonstop for over 3 months, the computer actually died and needed to be replaced at one point, while the software was reliable throughout all the series”.
The Latest Big Brother series was produced and broadcasted by the Nine Network. It continued to receive high TV ratings throughout the whole series.