MAC 550’s Shine on Telemundo’s “Nuevas Voces de America”
June 27, 2005
Telemundo's performance based reality series, "Nuevas Voces de America,” a Latin ‘Idols’ show, airs on Sunday evenings to top ratings in the Hispanic community. In fact, Voces even beat out the Grammy’s among Hispanics and pulls at least a 70 share every time it airs.
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Shot at Bango’s Cuban Café at American Airlines Arena in
Lighting designer is Andy Futo with Tod Olivieri as moving light programmer and board operator. “We’re combining TV lighting with musical event lighting,” says Andy Futo. “We use the Martin moving lights for TV lighting of the performers, as key light and as theatrical lighting in the background. We use the entire club and although there are 7 cameras and it is 360 degrees around, we’re creating the mood in the nightclub without revealing too many lights.
“I like the fact that you can control the colors and intensity and I like the fact that the lights can be corrected for color temperature for video. The color temperature is useful for getting the skin tones right on video and for other effect looks. We use tungsten but when we want to go crazy we use the moving heads.”
As one of the first in south
On “Voces” Tod works with the show producer and director to get unique looks. He has a number of general looks he uses for the myriad of contestants – a fast, medium or slow ballad look depending on the song. There is also an elimination look and a 360 degree look for each performer. As the number of contestants decreases however, Tod programs individual looks for each song. He commented, “I’m using the 2Ks for the top light up in the air and using the 550s on the ground. The 550s have performed well. It’s the first time I’ve used them and they really outdo the 500.”