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Squeek Lights Gets Creative With Chauvet On The Wonder Years Tour

November 2015

Lighting Designer Victor Zeiser of Squeek Lights and Lighting Director David Summers created a multi-faceted light show for The Wonder Years featuring a collection of fixtures from Chauvet Professional.


Drawing on Squeek Lights' extensive inventory of LED fixtures, Zeiser put together a package that included Chauvet Rogue R2 Washes, Nexus 4x1 bars, COLORdash Batten-Quad 6 fixtures and Vesuvio foggers. Most of the fixtures were positioned on six upstage towers to create a consistent look throughout the tour despite variations in stage sizes and to deliver sweeping mood changes.


The six towers had an R2 Wash on top with a 4x1 Nexus bar hung vertically below it. At the base of the towers were clip lights just peeking over the amp line. COLORdash Batten-Quad-6 fixtures are used to provide side light. A group of four Vesuvio foggers was positioned vertically along the downstage line.


““We wanted to strike a balance of creating a high energy show that isn't exhausting for the crowd to look at,”” said Zeiser.  “We have a lot of really bright looks with lots of movement, but we even out these looks with moments when only one or two lights are on.””


Zeiser described how the different fixtures in the rig contributed to the ever-changing looks he and Summers laid out on the stage. “With the exception of the clip lights bought from Home Depot, the entire rig was Chauvet,” he said. 


““I love how tight the R2s' zoom can create a punchy beam, but then it can also get wide enough where the six units can wash all the guys when we flip the lights around. The range of colours we get with the Rogues is great, and the ring effects provide a quick and dirty way of adding some texture to the look.  I chose the Nexus fixtures because I love how they look pointed at the crowd, and it provides a nice layer of visual interest at a low intensity as well as being able to be used for audience abuse when we let them rip.””


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