Wit Licht in the Netherlands

Just spent the last two weeks in the Netherlands helping with the Marco Borsato Wit Licht concert (If you haven’t heard of him I wouldn’t worry – you’re not Dutch).

Marco Borsato - Wit Licht

Marco Borsato - Wit Licht

All of the concerts (eight in all) are being held in a stadium typically used for soccer matches. It took over a hundred people a weeks worth of rigging to get show ready. Lights, smoke, projectors, large semi-transparent LED screen, lasers, and a stage full of LEDs.

My job was to make that stage go.

Behind the curtain - Inside the stage

Behind the curtain - Inside the stage

Each section of the stage is perforated with a large number of equally spaced holes containing Helix P1 pixels. Each pixel consists of a single tri-colour LED and is individually addressable. This means that half way through the show the stage can come alive with colour and display full motion video.

Helix P1

Helix P1 pixel

I’m thinking Christmas trees with full motion video…

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