Coldplay at Glastonbury 2011 – Monday Morning Video Love

Good morning, everyone – I trust that you had a decent weekend with at least a few hours of joy!

I got some pretty awesome video footage from reader Emily Holmden (@EmLah on Twitter) about the amazing projections at Glastonbury this year – you have to check out this video, way cool!  I also added another video for the tune “Fix You” (I like it, sorry) and its amazingly beautiful lighting looks.  Paul Normandale is Coldplay’s LD, and he never fails to rock off faces.  Awesome work, Paul.

Check out Every Teardrop is A Waterfall – AMAZING projections!

Check out Fix You – beautiful!

Coldplay, Paul Normandale, and i-Pix

On Coldplay’s recent Viva La Vida tour, LD Paul Normandale has chosen to replace the typical audience blinders with i-Pix’s BB4 fixtures.  From the article:

“The BB4 is the first unit I’ve found that offers real output, and is good enough to dispense with the often troublesome 8-Lite/scroller combination used for this application”.

The tour is contracted by Lite Alternative for the UK and European legs, and Upstaging in Chicago for the USA.

Check out these absolutely beautiful shots:

source from the i-Pix site

Mac III’s Added to James Blunt’s Tour

An article at PLSN this week tells of James Blunt’s current tour, and how seven Mac III’s are out on it, getting run through the paces.  Paul Normandale of Lite Alternative in England designed the Mac III’s into the rig, high on a circle truss.  Normandale, the lighting, scenic, and video director of the tour, said he chose the Mac III’s because he was looking for ‘a bright hard edge fixture for venues with trim heights of up to 48 feet, and he needed a powerful spot to go with the Martin LC Series LED panels.’  From the article:

“I’m impressed,” Normandale said, of the 1500-watt profile spots. “The fixtures offer a significantly brghter tier of lighting, a great wide aperture source, a dramatic zoom, real strobing — and finally a real red.”

Normandale also commented on the output and zoom of the Mac III:

“Even at extreme zoom it has light to spare from a trim of nearly 50 feet across a video wall,” Normandale said, of the MAC III’s ability to punch out more than 33,000 lumens.