Life is Beautiful for Elation, AG Light & Sound and Steve Lieberman
Elation Color Chorus LED battens and Platinum Series moving heads used on Las Vegas music and arts festival.
Held 25 - 27 September in Downtown Las Vegas, the three-day festival focused on four cultural elements: food, art, learning, and of course, music. This year, LIB secured the services of top lighting designer Steve Lieberman, who worked with the festival for the first time. Lieberman handled lighting design duties on the high energy Troubadour Stage, where some of the world's top dance music artists performed. The Troubadour Stage was hosted by promotional events company Insomniac, who specially designed a new 120 ft wide mega structure for the event.
“This design had to suit several days of performances, various artist riders, and still stand up on its own laurels with a design aesthetic that would be impactful and creative,” Lieberman explained. “One of the most noticeable things about LIB is that it is a show based around artistic expression and creativity so that put an added level of expectation for the creation of this stage.”
Already well familiar with Elation’s Color Chorus 72 LED battens from having used them on EDC 2015 as well as the Nocturnal Wonderland festival earlier in the month, both festivals where he has been the top designer for years, Lieberman again incorporated the six foot long strip lights into his design at LIB, where they served multiple purposes. “We used them to highlight the truss details throughout the space,” he explained. “This added a high level of impact to show off the shape and geometry of the design. Additionally, we used them as foot lights at the downstage edge of the stage for uplighting performers. In both instances, these fixtures had more than enough output and a great light quality to fill out the environment.”
Doing the heavy lifting in the design however was the Elation Platinum Spot 35 Pro, a powerful feature-packed 800W moving head. “This fixture has a great set of stock gobos,” Lieberman stated. “Output stands up to the rest of the rig, colour mixing is quick, and the zoom range is large. It’s an overall great light and withstood three days / 12 hours a day of getting pounded on.” Warming the large number of truss elements in various shades of colour were Elation Opti Tri 30’s. “They fit perfectly into 12" box truss and their output really exemplifies the truss work." Lieberman said of the compact LED Par lights.
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