SGM provides strobe creativity at Nature One

Friday, October 31, 2014

SGM LED fixtures were out in force with LD Thomas Gerdon recently, at the Nature One Festival — Germany’s biggest open air rave.

Some 72,000 visitors helped the event celebrate its 20th anniversary at the Raketenbasis Pydna disused NATO rocket base in Kastellaun (Hunsrück). Here more than more than 300 top DJ's and live acts from over 25 countries provided entertainment on four main stages and 19 club stages. The production company schoko pro from Wiesbaden this year acted as full-service provider for the complete event technology on behalf of the agency I-Motion.

Lighting designer Thomas Gerdon created the design around a combination of the highlights of previous years, in honour of the Jubilee, and new technology. The creative engineers from schoko pro installed the truss construction over the dancefloor and on the stage, while a variety of different fixtures were supplemented by 60 Q7 LED strobes from SGM. To animate the performance on the LED surface above the stage and on the truss construction. Marburg based lighting and video design company LOOP LIGHT supplied their Pandora media server.
"We positioned the Q-7W’s left, right, and above the stage, each working in combination with a moving head,” said Thomas Gerdon. ‘I particularly like the brightness of these LED fixtures as a strobe, but also took the opportunity to use the effect as a blinder. This, of course, has a positive impact on the budget, because the lamp can carry out both functions."

Thomas continues, “Over the dance floors we had two inner circular trusses, equipped with 12 pieces of Q-7W and the tower with 4-Pack Q-7 colour on the dancefloor, which makes a superb job in this location. I can use the lamp as a blue blinder, and a millisecond later as a white strobe. There were also a few other things that you previously simply couldn't do. At the desk we have included video wall effects joining the strobes, to create an even more impressive impact."

The total number of SGM pieces included 60 x Q-7; 32 x SGM Q-7 W plus 32 x SGM P-5 wash lights.

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Photo credits: Robin Dürscheidt

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