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Chauvet lights Univision show in Puerto Rico

The producers of the Univision awards show “Premios Juventud” chose “La Marqueta”, a club/restaurant on the seaside of Condado Beach, Puerto Rico, as the site of “The PJ Backlot”, a breakaway spot located about fifteen minutes from the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, where the awards program took place.


Set against a seaside background, “The PJ Backlot” put viewers in a Caribbean frame of mind every time it appeared on their screens for award ceremony introductions and tags as well as selected musical performances.


Accentuating these surroundings, while also providing camera-friendly broadcast lighting was a creation by lighting designer Rene Garcia and lighting director/programmer Chris Fernandez who collaborated with the team from House of Sam. The design featured over 240 Chauvet Professional fixtures supplied by Musique Xpress.


“We positioned most fixtures on the ground and used only four vertical trusses in order for the cameras to have nice vistas of the ocean, palm trees and beach setting”, says Garcia. “The producers wanted the viewers at home to get the sensation of Puerto Rico - and this venue suited that goal well.”


Anchoring the rig were forty Color Strike M motorized strobes. “They were the focal point”, explains Fernandez. “We utilized them in distinct ways. First, as a strobe, they accentuated the musical hits. Second, we toned down their intensity a bit, transforming them into endless pixel-mapped backdrops.”


“The picturesque natural setting was woven into the fabric of our show”, adds Garcia. “It is so beautiful, how could it not? We accented it with Colorado Q40 fixtures creating colorful washes on the rocks and waves, as well as with Colorado Solo 1 Pars lighting the palm trees in the background.”


A circle of beams created with twelve Rogue Outcast 2 Hybrid fixtures surrounded the talent on the seaside stage. The color palette selected for the 30-universe show reflected the mood of the music and the natural surroundings.


(Photos: Chauvet Professional)




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