PixelLines perform at Secret Policeman’s Ball

Nov. 8, 2006
Date Announced: 08 Nov 2006 Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was among the stars performing at the first Secret Policeman’s Ball benefit show for 17 years. The event raises money for Amnesty International and became famous through performances from comics like Peter Cook and the Monty Python team.For stage lighting, event organisers Flux asked Pete Barnes to design the show. Event Producer, John Farquhar-Smith, wanted someone experienced in both TV and live environments that would create a show that worked in both contexts. Lighting designer Pete Barnes created a semi circle of 80 PixelLine 1044s at the back of the stage that worked well as background eye-candy both on camera and live. Pete explains: “The 80 battens were housed in ten customised metal frames, which formed a wrap-around effect that didn’t take-up too much stage room. Video content amalgamated with colours and effects were run through the PixelLines.” Izzard shared the stage at the Royal Albert Hall with many comedy favourites including Chevy Chase, Russell Brand and Graham Norton. The night also featured live music performances by Natalie Imbruglia, The Magic Numbers and The Zutons.All crew and lighting was supplied by PRG Europe.

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