Maybe it was the impressive 30-feet height, or the colorful light and music show that ran every half an hour, or the 300 fixtures lighting in harmony the 20-by-40-feet space. Or, might have been all of the above that drew hundreds of visitors to our booth at this year’s InfoComm show in Las Vegas.
“I think it was the best booth we have ever done overall, as far as design and execution,” said Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional. “It was well planned and everything came together smoothly.”
We launched the new line of trussing called TRUSST and we announced new fixtures, like PVP S7 high-definition video panels, VID 100 video drape, Q-Spot 360-LED and Q-Spot 460-LED moving yokes, COLORado 1-Quad IP wash light and WELL 2.0 wireless wash light. Our ILUMINARC brand of fixtures suited for the architainment industry saw the addition of two new luminaires, the Ilumipanel 40 IP and Ilumipod 18g2 IP.
The booth was built around a large video wall, made of 142 video panels of various resolutions. A walkway of 38 Legend 412 and Legend 412 VW pixel-mapping moving yokes visually guided visitors to a tall wall made of 66 MVP 18 and 28 MVP 12 video panels, and 48 PVP S7 high-definition video panels. The panels, ÉPIX Bar batten-style pixel-mapping fixtures and VID 100 video drape ran with ArKaos MediaMaster Express software.
ÉPIX Bar lights placed vertically formed a luminous crown on the semi-circular truss, also loaded with Q-Spot 560-LED and Q-Wash 560Z-LED fixtures. Framing each video section were COLORado Zoom Tour lights, COLORado 2 Zoom Tour and COLORado 1-Quad Tour wash fixtures. Twenty-three COLORdash Accent VW discreetly lit the display pieces of truss from the TRUSST line.
Lighting Designer Alex Ares programmed the entire rig with a grandMA console and used about 180 cues. “I think it was one of the best looking booths at the show,” Ares said. “And it worked as a perfect example of what you can use in small tours.” Ares has been the lighting designer for the TV show “Duets” on ABC, the Country Music Awards (CMA), CMA Music Festival and more.
The video content for the seven-and-a-half main show was created in-house, by CHAUVET Video Production Specialist Todd Murray. “We wanted the show to be raw and edgy, and to give the viewer different looks during each segment of the video,” Murray said. “The music was carefully selected to match every segment, and aimed for a concert-like experience, more than a technology-based booth at a trade show.”
Enjoy the video loop and light show which ran in the CHAUVET Professional booth: