P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 Production Designer, Director and Lighting Designer Baz Halpin has created a set that consists of a heart-shaped performance stage with a centre thrust that creates mosh pits left and right inside the heart.
Two giant mechanised arms with lighting pods flank 8 linear automated fingers over the centre stage. Screen design features a 6mm upstage LED wall with a rounded mask and 2 curved 6mm LED masked band risers, with disguise media servers driving the LED wall.
Two disguise gx 2 media servers, 1 mixed master and 1 understudy provided by Solotech, drive the upstage LED wall, which is split into output quadrants, and the band riser LEDs. There are discreet IMAG outputs for SL and SR, an HD feed for IMAG compositing in the video switcher, and a feed for the television used onstage during Just Give Me A Reason.
Video Programmer, Kirk J. Miller of Earlybird Visual, said: “disguise is generally our go-to platform for media server integration. Our familiarity with the software and the system’s capabilities allow us to implement it efficiently, and its ease of use on the road makes it a great tool for touring.”
Kirk cited the disguise gx 2’s “ability to be flexible as the production’s needs changed throughout the rehearsal process. The ability to let the screens team troubleshoot LED while reviewing clips with the content team was also a huge advantage with regards to time management.”
He explained: “On almost all of our projects we utilise disguise in tandem with the grandMA2 console through disguise’s Sock Puppet feature. For P!nk we also used the DMX Screen Read to translate video content to Art-net data for the various linear LED fixtures on the band risers and downstage truss.”
Eric Marchwinski is the Associate Lighting Designer and Lighting Programmer for the tour with Steve ‘Six’ Schwind the Touring Lighting Director, Larn Poland the Touring Video Director and Tim Jones the Touring EIC and Media Server Tech.
Silent Partners Studio created the screen content with Gabriel Coutu-Dumont the Screens Producer and Janicke Morissette the Content Creative Director. At Solotech Louis-Philippe Gaudreau is the Video Project Manager and Dean Roney the Vice President of Touring.