Chauvet Professional’s Rogue R1 FX-B was central to the lighting rig of the 2017 Miss Florida USA pageant.
Abbas Ritscher of cross rental house The Design Oasis and LD Charles Brennan arranged lighting for the pageant, which drew a sold-out crowd to the 1,167-seat Parker Playhouse.
“We had ten of the Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures in the rig, but to look at the lightshow, you would have thought there were many, many more,” said Ritscher. “Each of the Rogue fixtures has five moving heads, which we were able to control independently. They also have very fast and dramatic pan and tilt movements. So Charles was able to do some very big sweeps and a lot of crossing patterns. The end result was the lightshow created a very big and dramatic impression that highlighted the glamour and significance of the Miss Florida pageant.”
Brennan arranged six of the Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures on truss totems that ran across the back of the stage on the top tier of a three step riser. The other four Rogue fixtures were flown over the centre of the curved stage deck.
In between the totem-mounted Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures were tower strips made of Chauvet Professional PVP S5 5.2mm pixel pitch video tiles. A larger centre video wall that was also made with the PVP tiles anchored the mid stage area. Programmer John Hollingshead coordinated content across all of the strips and centre panel in sync with the lightshow.
“We used about 70 tiles to create the video wall and strips,” said Ritscher. “Our video content was mostly stock, but modified to create custom looks. John created a very fast video display with a lot of sudden colour shifts and changes in direction of the patterns. This was really necessary to keep up with the Rogues. We didn’t have the biggest rig in the world out there, but the movement we got out of it created a very big impression.”