On Monday 18th March we were in Sedgefield providing lighting and production support, for a charity fashion show by Jayne Ladies Boutique, raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance.
During our discussions with the event organisers, we were asked to do one thing – ‘To make it colourful!’ This gave us total freedom with the lighting design. Our first priority was to make sure the catwalk was evenly lit, so that every single audience member had a great view from wherever they were sitting. Our second objective was to make the venue ‘colourful’. This may sound straight forward but with such a wide brief, we had to carefully consider the overall look we wanted for the charity fashion show, how we would best achieve this, what type of lighting fixtures to use and to consider the colours we could use based on the colours of the outfits the models were going to wear.
We planned our lighting design in advance of the show, so that on the day we could load the equipment into the venue knowing exactly where every lighting fixture was to be placed. This made setting up much more efficient. Having a detailed design also enabled use to address all our fixtures in advance at our base, to program the main elements of the charity fashion show into the lighting console and to run a visualizer, giving us a chance to see how it would look.
We received great feedback from the client and they have already booked us for their other charity fashion shows they are putting on this year.
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