ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Powers Apache 207 Video Lighting

Adrian Schmidt powers Apache 207 video shoot lighting with a ChamSys MagicQ MQ500.

Drawing on the brooding aura of Babenhausen Kasserne, an abandoned and desolate former military base that was built 120 years ago, Apache 207’s latest music video evokes a haunting air of mystery. A quality accentuated by Adrian Schmidt’s lighting design powered by an ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 console.

Like his client, Schmidt pulled no punches when devising his creation. From the very beginning when Apache 207 seems to be entering a swirling tunnel of light, each of his steps illuminating the ground beneath his feet, it becomes clear that this video is going to challenge perceptions.

Throughout the video, Schmidt creates wave after wave of lighting intensity that includes towering aerial effects, brilliant white flashes, and cascading “waterfalls” of light. Helping him navigate his way through this vortex of looks was his trusty console.

“I have worked with ChamSys for over 10 years now,” he said. “It’s a very stable desk that I know I always can rely on. With the MQ500, my work is made much easier because of its very intuitive layout and easy timecode programming. I am also a big fan of the MQ Track.”

During the production of the Angst video, the MagicQ MQ500’s reliable, rugged design was especially appreciated because of the high humidity and cold temperatures.

“All the features of the ChamSys helped me in this project, as we had limited infrastructure, a huge (113m x 85m) area, and long cables for data transmission via ArtNet,” said Schmidt. “We also had very little time for setting everything up, as the sun went down at 5pm. My console performed flawlessly through it all.”