Traveling through France for a two-month tour, singer, songwriter, musician and producer Benjamin Biolay entertains thousands of fans every night, lit up with the help of nearly 2,000 HARMAN Martin VC-Dot LED’s for a stunning backdrop.
For this fast-moving tour, Barcelona-based Dushow and Alabama lighting companies developed a video and lighting system, designed to be quickly installed for efficient execution. Using strings of Martin VC-Dot 9’s for backdrop lighting, the product’s versatility allows for the use of various lighting arrangements for each number. More than 1,700 VC-Dot 9’s shine behind the stage to accentuate Biolay’s performance.
VC-Dot 9 is a lightweight string made up of individually controllable LED pixels, designed to create LED video solutions with maximum artistic flexibility and minimum effort. The lighting system was designed with proficiency in mind, to make assembling and dismantling the stages quick and efficient. The VC-Dots are stored in five different flight cases and when the covers are removed, the products are unrolled and directly mounted onto the set.
Mapping video on the VC-Dots is handled intuitively with Martin’s P3 LED video protocol via a P3-100 System Controller. No configuration or complex addressing is needed as the P3 protocol avoids using DMX-based solutions with multiple universes.
In addition to the backdrop, various Martin MAC Aura LED luminaires are deployed to add to the high-performance lighting kit.