PRG XL Video Has A Field Day

Photo: Scott Davies

Continuing its long-term relationship with live event production company LarMac Live, PRG XL Video supplied live video technology including outdoor LED screens and a camera system for this year’s edition of Field Day.

The two-day event takes place at Victoria Park in East London, and featured an eclectic line-up including Air, John Grant, Anna Meredith, The Avalanches, and headliners James Blake and PJ Harvey.

To ensure the capacity audience of 30,000 had the best view of the main stage, PRG XL Video were called in to supply an IMAG package, which consisted of three HD cameras and a Panasonic AV-HS450 based PPU system, together with two high resolution LED side screens each measuring 5.4 metres wide by three metres high.

Lewis Wright was the Video Director for the festival, with Mark ‘Sparky’ Cranham engineering the video racks. Riccardo Alfano and Darren Sager operated the cameras. PRG XL Video Crew Chief was Graham Vinall, who also looked after the IMAG LED screens.

The landscape screens, built from PRG XL Video’s MC-7T LED and housed in custom weather-proof touring frames, were rigged one either side of the main stage, and mirrored the onstage action.

For Saturday headliner James Blake, PRG XL Video supplied a d3 Technologies media server, which supplied content to the onstage screen and was supplied by Colour Sound Experiment. PRG XL Video worked with UVA, who created all the content for James Blake, featuring an array of textures and gradients inspired by the cover art from Blake’s album The Colour In Anything.

The d3 Technologies server is being used by Blake’s production across a variety of dates this summer and continuing into his autumn UK tour.

PRG XL Video Account Manager Jay Mobbs-Beal commented: “We’re happy to continue our great working relationship with the team from LarMac Live, who work on some of the UK’s best festivals.

“As with a lot of our festival work, it not only consists of the technology we supply to the festival itself, but also the special requirements of some of the touring artists we support throughout the year.”