THE VOICE 2020
This year, The Voice was more of a massive undertaking than usual as the show moved out of Fox Studios (which was fully occupied with the production of a Marvel movie) to a new temporary 13,000sqm warehouse location in Moorebank consisting of three studio spaces. Large super grids had to be installed, container walls used to separate areas, temporary buildings, art workshops, power, plumbing and air conditioning systems added to make the location TV friendly.
Chameleon prepped the lighting to minimise time onsite with the four rolling trusses fully pre-rigged with fixtures and distro to be completely plug and play – although the heart took a bit longer.
Lighting gear was eight Claypaky Stormy CC, 20 x Sharpy Beam, 12 x Sharpy Wash, 14 x Pixelline 4, 12 x Martin MAC Quantum Wash, 12 x Claypaky Scenius Profile, 24 x ShowPRO IP Hex Pars, 40 x Martin MAC 101 and 14 x ShowPRO LED Duets. Control was MA Lighting grandMA2.
Held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre for the second time, this year’s creative brief was to make the show as big as possible in true Eurovision spectacle style – albeit on a fraction of the budget!!
Lighting designer Paul Collison wanted to make the entire set look bigger than last year and bring more of the Eurovision spectacle to the broadcast. By pushing the trusses out further it really opened up the stage end and provided greater backgrounds for the more oblique camera angles.
MARDI GRAS PARTY
The iconic annual Mardi Gras Party was staged at the Hordern Pavilion and surrounding venues on February 29, with Chameleon supplying lighting for Fourth Wall and Mandylights’ sprawling lighting and production design across the site. The design team pulled off easily one of the largest and most expansive designs to ever hit the Hordern Pavilion, which became the new centrepiece of the event.