Dinos uses Robe MegaPointes

Photo: Maxim Jean Jean

French rapper Dinos played a one-off gig at Paris’ Accor Arena. For his first show at this prestigious venue, Lighting Designer Damien Dufaitre from BlackMoon Design created a unique environment with 90 Robe MegaPointes at the core of the concept.

Dufaitre has worked with Dinos for some time, and his primary goal for this show was to keep the visuals pacey, lively, and provocative to achieve this he proposed an in-the-round concept with a central rectangular stage, covered in a video floor representing “a path of light”. Above this was a 4-sided ‘crown’ of 18 4m blow-through LED mimicking the similar 18m wide by 7m deep stage dimensions below.

Video content for the floor and the upper surface was created by BlackMoon working with another digital studio, The Vandals, with all collateral commissioned and curated by Dufaitre, who developed lighting and video in tandem.

Needing brightness and impact, Dufaitre chose to use a row of 15 MegaPointes that were positioned above the centre of the stage on a bridge and used for shooting beams out and around the arena and audience, as well as for close work and tight beams directly above Dinos and his guests.

These same fixtures were also used for interplay with the semi-transparent top video screens, in addition to commissioning the playback video content, Dufaitre worked with Camera Director Clément Chabaut on integrating the live camera feeds with the playback media.

Dufaitre commented: “Robe fixtures feature on virtually all my designs. They are reliable, robust, precise, and available in quantity from many suppliers in France. When I want quality of light and fast movement. They are a fantastic choice.”

Lighting equipment for the show was supplied and installed by leading French rental company DuShow, with video provided by Alabama Media.

Working alongside Dufaitre at FOH was programmer Ugo Culetto, also from BlackMoon Design. DuShow’s lighting crew comprised of Etienne Stoll, Brice Bennabi, Romain Barrey and Jean Christophe Rachesboeuf; the DuShow Project Manager was Régis Nguyen, and the overall production was co-ordinated and organised by Noueva Productions andLive Nation.

“It was a great achievement in terms of visual integration and teamwork by all levels of the production,” concluded Damien.