Antic Studio Creates Connectivity for Hardwell with CHAUVET Professional

Ryan Warffuel and Max Koehler of Antic Studios supported Hardwell’s connectivity to his Myth Live Event Centre audience with an expansive video wall and floor package that featured products from CHAUVET Professional. The pair used the company’s PVP S5 LED panels and a symmetrical array of its Rogue and Q-Wash fixtures to create an even look across the stage.

“The symmetrical design worked with the configuration of the stage and the Myth Centre,” explained Koehler. “This brought the whole show closer to everyone, regardless of where they were sitting.”  

Anchoring the show was 16.3’ wide by 9.5’ tall (including the DJ booth) LED video wall.  Created with 84 PVP S5 panels, the wall displayed content created by Hardwell’s VJ. “Since this was a large wall, we configured the panels in a standard zig-zag pattern through CHAUVET’s Signal Distributor on stage and linked it to a single VIP Driver at front of house,” said Koehler. “The thing that really stood out about the panels was that the colours popped. This was obviously important since the wall was so dominant in the design. The colours really warmed up the whole venue.”  

The floor package Antic Studios brought to the Myth Centre included 12 Rogue R1 Beams, 18 Rogue R2 Washes and eight Rogue RH1 Hybrids, as well as four Q-Wash 260-LED moving washes and eight discharge strobes. Positioned to create a balanced look on stage, the moving fixtures were flown on 40’ upstage truss, arranged on road cases directly below the video wall and placed on the upstage deck for aerial lighting.

 Suspended above the LED wall by two one-ton motors, the 40’ truss had R2 Washes, R1 Beams, RH1 Hybrids and strobes arranged one fixture after the other in alternating fashion. The same configuration of fixtures was repeated on the road cases below the wall. The downstage deck had two R1 Beams and two RH1 Hybrids on either side of the DJ booth. For key lighting, Warffuel and Koehler used the four Q-Wash fixtures suspended on motors over downstage.  

This symmetrical lighting arrangement created a cohesive visual presentation on the 21.5’ wide by 18 deep stage.  Moving in unison with every cushiony drop, Prydz Snare and sweet synth, the moving lights worked in harmony with the large video wall to pull the crowd ever deeper into Hardwell’s performance.