Talking with lighting control operator Adam Power before the Manchester show of Bring Me the Horizon’s recent tour, he described the show lighting as intense, with over 180 lighting fixtures hung on numerous trusses and built into a technology laden set.
Okulus duo James Scott and Louis Oliver designed the production. “The initial brief given to us by the band was that they wanted a big rock show, something that made a huge statement and filled as much of the arena space as possible,” explained Scott. “One word which kept being thrown around was panoramic. We designed a narrow, ultra-widescreen format LED wall, but were careful to make sure it could fit into the different size venues BMTH were playing.
Power operated the show from a grandMA2 console. He commented: “The show ran on fifteen universes of DMX, controlling the video content and lasers as well as the lighting from the MA2.”
The lighting rig, supplied by PRG XL Video Supply, consisted of Clay Paky Sharpy wash and Mythos moving lights, as well as Martin by Harman Mac Viper profile and performance intelligent lighting fixtures. Scott and Oliver also included an array of Ayrton Magic dot LED lights and a large number of Martin by Harman Atomic 3000 LED strobes. Scott added: “By selecting the [Atomic 3000] LED version we got the best of both worlds and were able to choose between the LED and xenon operating modes, treating it as a traditional decay atomic or as a sharp and precise LED unit.”