P-5 illuminating stars on Lip Sync Battle UK

Friday, January 29, 2016

Television and entertainment lighting rental specialists Aurora hit the stage with lighting director Gurdip Mahal for Lip Sync Battle UK, the new celebrity mimefest from Channel 5.

Following the success of its US counterpart, production company Whizz Kid kicked off Lip Sync Battle UK with a brace of exclusive performances from Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

Loading in to BBC Elstree Studios with gaffer James Tinsley, Aurora kitted out the performance area.

SGM P-5 RGBW wash lights were woven in and around the set, highlighting the set pieces and providing the LD with the flexibility to shift seamlessly between the show's 'live' performances, introductory links and subjective comment from Professor Green's 'DJ' booth.

With its 44 high power LEDs and flicker-free operation, the P-5 wash light is ideal for TV studio recordings.

Aurora worked closely with set designer Matthew Weekes and TV electrician Alan Doolan to create a look that remained faithful to that of the US Show, incorporating an extensive selection of set practicals and festoon to accentuate the tungsten warmth of the show.

Nick Edwards, Aurora Managing Director, said: "It's always exciting to be supporting a brand new show, particularly when its following on from major success overseas. The intricate use of set practicals has been a challenge but I know that we are in safe hands with Gurdip and his team taking care of proceedings."



Lighting Director: Gurdip Mahal
Operator: Ross Williams
Gaffer: James Tinsley
Line Producer: Alex Pickering
Set designer: Matthew Weekes
Production Co: Whizz Kid

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