Ivete Sangalo’s latest DVD release, Ivete Sangalo Live Experience, was lit by co-lighting designers and programmers, Paulinho Lebrão and Guillermo Herrero, who chose 4 Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W HTI followspots to highlight the singer across the massive stadium.
“Lancelot is a very special fixture,” said Daniel Ridano, CEO at Lighting Bits, RJ’s Brazilian distributor. “It is a unique product that combines quality, power, functionality and precision into a followspot that is by far the best in its segment.”
The 4 Lancelot followspots were supplied by the rental company, LPL Professional Lighting, and rigged on two towers located 70m from the stage. It was here that Lancelot’s 2°-5° zoom optics came into their own: “When we began the project, we did not know what the front of house installation would be like, or even if we would have towers,” said Lebrão, “so we chose the Lancelot because we knew it would be able to cope easily with the enormous throw distances, whether we had towers or would need to position them further away. Lancelot has the versatility to work at both extreme and medium distances.”
Lebrão has previously used Lancelot in live performance and under filming conditions. “The first time I used a Lancelot was in Spain at the shoot of Alejandro Sanz’s DVD in Seville,” he said.
Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish guitarist and singer-songwriter with 3 Grammy Awards and 17 Latin Grammy Awards to his name. “I was extremely impressed with the Lancelots because they were about 110m away from the stage and they worked extremely well and looked great on camera too!”
“Everybody, from designers to technicians to operators, is always incredibly impressed with the Lancelots’ performance,” confirmed Ridano. “We are seeing several of the larger Brazilian hire companies invest in a substantial stock of these followspots which are perfect for all sizes of shows and venues.”