Creating intimate atmosphere for Belgian TV show
Belgian television show, D6BELS on stage, welcomes various artists for live performances combined with in-depth interviews hosted by the famous French DJ Quentin Mosimann. Jean-Jacques Marotte is the main lighting designer for RTBF (la Radio Télévision Belge Francophone) and for the show D6BELS on stage he is both involved in the decision-making process concerning the set and decoration design as well as being lighting designer.
Recordings for the music television program takes place at an old farm around Louvain-La-Neuve and it is Jean-Jacques’ role to transmit and underline the atmosphere – conveying the feeling to the viewers in the privacy of their own living rooms. “I want to visualise the coziness and intimacy of the old farm and yet create a special ambience for every performing artist,” Jean-Jacques informs.
The lighting designer is no novice in deploying the SGM LT-200 2-metre LED tubes, which he has previously utilised as ceiling centerpiece for another television show among other events. However, for this production he took a new approach to the 3D graphic tubes and floor mounted them. This idea came from supplier and fellow lighting designer Christian Stenuit, and immediately Jean-Jacques loved the concept.
Besides the 60 LT-200, he also uses the new and small footprinted P-2 wash lights and Q-2 flood/blinder/strobes. “I used the P-2 for the first time in October 2014 – they came straight from the SGM warehouse. For the second set of recordings, I used the Q-2 which amazed me even more. I love working with SGM products, especially the LT-200. You can do so much with them and they look really cool on a television set and through the camera lens,” he concludes.