VuePix Brings The Vibe at Good Vibrations
Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009
Good Vibrations, presented by JAM recently toured through Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Perth with great success.
Festival promoter Justin Hemmes summed it all up saying, “Were so excited to announce that for the first time we’ve had a sell out festival in all four states. Its testament to the Festival artists, our beautiful venues, the support of the local authorities and the team behind Good Vibrations Festival. Bring on 2010!”.
While lighting was supplied by Chameleon Touring Systems throughout, Clifton Productions lit the featured ‘Smirnoff Experience’ stage.
The major line up included International DJ Fat Boy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) who has established himself as one of the worlds most popular DJ’s and Producers. The event also featured The Presets, Sam Sparrow, The Pot Belleez and Deadmau5 among others.
Clifton Productions was brought in to create the ‘Smirnoff Experience” in the Mr. J tent, which was designed by Rob Easton from E Productions, Sydney. Main acts included The Cuban Brothers, The Pot Belleez, Yelle, Miami Horror and Mike Relm.
8 Robe ColorSpot 1200AT were used with customised Smirnoff Experience Gobos which projected around the stage and scaff towers. 35 x 1 metre iLED Graphic Tubes were rigged hanging from the centre of the room’s truss to give an illuminating rich colour changing effect.
2 metre wide by 4 metre high Vuepix P25 screens were used behind the bar area in conjunction with Smirnoff displays. These featured customised content for effective branding and theming. Visuals were designed by Morph from Morph Visuals who are internationally renowned on the VJ scene.
Morph made custom branding content to suit the bar layout and P25 screens just for the whole tour for Good Vibrations. Morph has used Vuepix on many gigs including Summerfielddayze, Future Music Festival and Global Gathering. 16 iLED Colorbank 54’s were used on risers behind the Vuepix screens, with 8 Colorbanks 54’s to light through the screen and 8 Color Bank 54’s to light the marquee wall and roof.
Morph says “I’ve used Vuepix on a lot of events recently and really like them. They are great, with good clean blacks with no tweaking and really rich colours, especially the reds. The response is fantastic with very little delay from input to screen which is super important in VJing and music focused video. With the highly modular setups we have been able to do some amazing screen configurations and producing custom content for those setups is always a challenge, the Vuepix screens are easily configured to make that side of it a breeze. They deliver on both filmic content and more graphics based material, a key in live work when requirements can change from act to act. They have been a pleasure on my gigs so far and I look forward to having them on future events.”
Lighting was programmed by System Tech Matt Downs from Clifton Productions. Matt says “Smirnoff’s marketing team were extremely impressed with the designs of the event. The really loved the promotional look. There were numerous comments that this was the best looking room on the tour”.