Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
11/04/2013

dbn Lights Town Hall For Manchester Derby

News Image
Manchester-based lighting and rigging company dbn has illuminated Manchester Town Hall for the Virgin Media event No Likey, No Lighty.
The event saw football fans tweet their support for the outcome of the local derby match between Manchester City and Manchester United.
The building was lit proportionately in red (Man U) and blue (Man City) the evening before the match, reflecting these results.
dbn’s Project Manager Andy Kennett and his team worked with Roy Fernley of Event Technical Support who co-ordinated all the technical elements for creative communications agency, Bray Leino.
Kennett designed the lighting scheme. He chose 20 x Studio Due CityColor floods, 22 x SGM Palco LEDWashes, 16 x Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s and two CP 1200 HPE Spots fitted with special Virgin Media gobos, all controlled via a Jands Vista S1 console.
To achieve the even coverage, he divided the front fascia of the striking Victorian Neo-Gothic Town Hall into three areas of light. The Palcos covered the lower band, the CityColors took care of the middle while the Alpha Beam 700s highlighted the top of the building and the clock tower in the centre.
The CityColors and Palcos were evenly spaced out along the foot of the building, three metres below ground level in the moat, which concealed most of the lightsources.
Access down into the moat was unsuitable for equipment so the dbn crew used a truss structure and a chain hoist to lower the equipment down.
To save set-up time on the event night, the Alpha Beams and HPEs were securely ratchet-strapped into the back of a curtain-sider truck, driven into place and focused during rehearsals the night before. The relevant parking spot was marked up … and then the lights were driven away.
Utilising the truck was also part of dbn’s weather-protection contingency, together with choosing the IP rated CityColor and Palco fixtures which stayed in place overnight.
The CityColors were specified for their brightness and throw capabilities. The Alpha 700s bright narrow beams proved ideal to pick out the top of the building, easily reaching the top of the clock tower which is nearly 275ft high.
The lighting design also allowed for specific sections of the surface area to be appropriately coloured according to the percentage results.
On Sunday 7th April, Manchester Town Hall was lit 84% in red and 16% in blue reflecting the number of tweets sent by supporters of each team.
On Monday 8th April, current Premier League Champions Manchester City won the match 2-1, ending United’s four-and-a-half month unbeaten run at the top of the 2013 Premier League, which they are still expected to win comfortably...
www.dbn.co.uk
(IT/CD)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

18/05/2017
Space Studio Manchester Launches
The Space Project has rebranded as Space Studios Manchester, it has been announced. A purpose-built studio for large-scale film, TV commercial and VFX
06/11/2017
TallyTec Wireless Lights Up BBC In Somaliland
As part of a project to enhance the democratic process in Somaliland, the UK Foreign Office is funding a series of question and answer format programm
19/04/2018
New Family Of RGB LED Lights Offers More Than 360 Colours
NanGuang has introduced its new family of RGB LED lights that now have the ability to mix output from the on-board red, green and blue LEDs to create
15/03/2018
Version 2 Obtains Litepanels' Gemini 2x1 Soft Panel Lights
Version 2 has acquired a number of Litepanels' new Gemini soft panel lights. Gemini is to be Version 2's multifunction lighting solution for both stud
26/02/2018
Version 2 Lights Continues To Invest In Power Distribution
Industry trusted lighting specialists Version 2 has continued to invest significant money into its power distribution kit offerings. Version 2 has est
19/05/2017
Welcome To The City Of Lights...
Known as the City of Lights and the 'Entertainment Capital of the World', Las Vegas was home to the broadcast industry last month as the 2017 NAB Show
27/07/2021
Robe Lights Up Six60's Landmark New Zealand Concert
A landmark musical performance at Auckland's Eden Park stadium has been supported with some Robe solutions. Local New Zealand band Six60 became the fi
13/12/2019
Matthews Panel Stand Cranks Up Lights, Monitors And More
Matthews Studio Equipment has offered yet another smart solution that makes life on set a bit more convenient. New Panel Stand answers the need for a
13/10/2021
Rotolight Unveils NEO 3 And AEOS 2 Lights
Rotolight has unveiled the next generation of its LED lighting products: the Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2. The new products combine the 'shoot what you
18/08/2021
Pixelpixel Invests In Rotolight's Titan X2 And X1 Cinematic Lights
Rotolight has announced that leading rental house Pixipixel have added 40 of the award-winning Titan X2 and X1 cinematic lights to its inventory. Pixi
14/08/2017
Live! G&D Implements Broadcast Feature For Tally Lights
Guntermann und Drunck GmbH have announced the first presentation of the new GPIO function live and in action at the IBC 2017. It enables you to transm
08/10/2018
Light & Motion Stella Location Lights Used In Blood Road
Light & Motion Stella location lights were the exclusive lights used in the shooting of Blood Road, an Emmy award-winning film shot on location in Cam
20/08/2018
Robe Moving Lights Deployed For Dutch Festival Breda Live
Unlimited Productions has deployed Robe's moving lights for the 10th edition of Dutch music festival Breda Live. Bert Kelchtermans led the lighting el
06/08/2018
Robe Lights Deployed For Guns N' Roses Tour
Experienced lighting designer Phil Ealy has deployed Robe's moving lights for Guns N' Roses' 'Not In This Lifetime' tour. In order to create classic r
25/07/2018
Aurora Lights Up ITV2's 'Love Island'
Aurora Lighting has been working with LD James Tinsley and crew on the current series of ITV2's hit reality TV show, 'Love Island'. The lighting team