Croatian singer, composer, musician and superstar Gibonni’s recent show at Zagreb Arena featured a spectacular lighting design by Sven Kučinić of LumiLas d.o.o. utilising a range of Robe lighting fixtures.
Robe Pointes, MMX Spots and MMX WashBeam moving lights to bring the stage alive and keep the visual thrills and spills rolling for 20,000 excited fans who packed into the venue to enjoy a memorable evening. Kučinić has worked as Gibonni’s LD for the last 5 years, and for this seminal show he collaborated with Olgierd Kamienski on the video design.
The scenography followed a show theme suggested by Gibonni himself, where the main set feature was a life-size cross-sectioned boat mid-stage, complete with a selection of sea-based props sourced from the Adriatic coast; 4 curved trusses corkscrewed around thanks to a series of custom corner blocks, which were flown above the 4 corners of the performance space.
Kučinić’s main lighting fixtures, all supplied by leading Croatian rental company ELDRA, included were 32 Robe Pointes, 18 Robe MMX Spots and 16 Robe MMX WashBeams. The LD initially wanted 48 Pointes, but due to the fixture’s incredible popularity, only 32 were available, and those proved to be “more than enough” for the large arena environment.
Robe’s MMX WashBeams were the main front light, rigged on parallel trusses that spanned the arena. While the Robe Pointes were the only effects light in the show and so they worked hard as well as sometimes doubling up as top spot fixtures.
The set featured a B-Stage in the middle of the venue, utilized during the encore so Gibonni could get close to his fans, and the audience also had to be properly lit throughout for a large camera crew recording the show for his new music video. “For this, the MMX WashBeams were again the best choice,” stated Sven.
The MMX Spots were used as theatre style side lights. He took advantage of the “fantastic” gobo selection combined with the “very precise” CTO treatment and the animation wheels, which were ideal for lighting and texturing the scenery.
Kučinić explained: “The Pointe’s optical system is still one of the most outstanding on the market,” he said emphatically, explaining how he needed to create uber-tight but highly visible rays of light, achieved using the Pointe’s superior optics, gobos and the linear prism.
The MMX Spots with their gobos and animation wheels were instrumental in bringing the scenery to life. They are currently a go-to moving light for Sven because of “the punchy output and the excellent CMY colour mixing”.
Kučinić programmes and runs all his own shows and specifies a grandMA2 full size. He was assisted by his LumiLas associate Juraj Stipetic for this show. Olgierd Kamienski ran the video, and a “fantastic” team from ELDRA who made it all happen on site comprised Igor Drazic, Damir Drazic, Ante Grabovac, Josip Knezevic, Dario Katacic, Domagoj Pribanic and Zvonimir Borovac.