Gown France Launches Gown Awards 2021 Occasion

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Gown Lighting France delivered its first Gown Awards occasion, a brand new design / programming / working competitors which noticed 10 finalists – whittled down from over 160 preliminary entrants – to battle it out in individual at Les Studios de la Montjoie within the La Plaine St Denis space close to Paris … the place they utilised a full Gown lighting rig. 

It began simply forward of the pandemic and lockdowns, when a succession of conversations passed off – first ones had been actually over a yr in the past and between Sebastien Dendele, president of rental firm MursDeLeds (MDL), and well-known TV lighting operator Yannick Duc who’ve been mates and colleagues for over a decade, each sharing an enormous ardour for lighting!

It was after MursDeLeds had put in Gown fixtures in a Paris membership lighting rig that the 2 males hit on the concept of organising a lighting competitors … and began speaking with Gown France account handler Jean Philippe Fouilleul. He began to contain his colleagues Bruno Garros, Elie Battah and Vincent Bouquet, who floated the concept of participating lighting designers and operators – younger and aspiring in addition to these with already established careers.

And so, the Gown Awards 2021 (France) was born.

The competitors kicked off in December and was open to anybody in France acquainted with skilled lighting consoles and visualisation software program and in a position to programme / function a lightshow. The preliminary three levels had been digital and entered by way of a devoted Fb web page.

Entrants needed to create a 90 second timecoded lightshow using grandMA 3D, Seize or Depence2 and 133 x Gown digital shifting lights, all working to the identical predesignated music observe.

These gaining probably the most likes went by way of to the subsequent spherical and the method was repeated … till three rounds later, the ten finalists emerged. They ranged from practising lighting professionals to breakthrough designers, programmers, and operators.

The Finale was staged IRL (in actual life) at Les Studios de la Montjoie in a totally Covid-safe and socially distanced occasion surroundings which was livestreamed by way of Gown France’s YouTube channel.

The Finale featured a a lot bigger actual lighting system comprising of practically 300 Gown fixtures together with the just-launched high-powered FORTE (with self-referencing, information capturing TE™ 1.000W White LED TRANSFERABLE ENGINE), and a bodily lighting console that needed to be programmed and operated reside and in actual time to a royalty free music observe of the competitor’s alternative.

Andreas Monschauer manufacturing designed the studio lighting rig utilized by the finalists for his or her lightshows, which included a spectacular central function utilising a mix of 1 x PixelPATT, 12 x PATT 2013s, 36 x OnePATTs and 23 x PicklePATTs.

Andreas is fast to share credit score for this WOW issue with the workforce from MDL, including that the concept behind it was “so as to add a powerful and distinctive Gown id to the general design” and doing it with this household of very Gown particular fixtures proved the way-to-go.

The PATT centrepiece was flanked by two flown grids of bespoke shifting LED panels framed with RGBW pixel dots designed by MDL. These had been additionally obtainable for the finalists to make use of.

Six teams of two Gown Tetra2 bars had been rigged vertically in entrance of the principle LED display behind the house, with 5 extra Tetra2 shifting LED battens in a line upstage alongside the ground. All the opposite fixtures had been distributed between a collection of curved floor-mounted trusses, the studio’s roof grid and the deck.

The ten brand-new Gown FORTEs had been joined by 10 x ESPRITES and eight x SPOTEs – additionally amongst Gown’s latest shifting luminaires – in addition to in style industry-standard Gown merchandise like Spiider and Tarrantula LED wash beams, MegaPointes, LEDBeam 150s and miniPointes.

Along with the competitors rig, a lot more Gown fixtures had been deployed for common studio lighting like illuminating the choose’s platforms and different areas, with 9 T1 Profiles for key lighting, plus extra Spiiders, miniPointes and PicklePATTs, ParFect 150s and two RoboSpot distant managed comply with spot programs.

Every finalist had three days to pre-vis their present at residence earlier than arriving on the studio with their show-file, and an additional 3 hours onsite to add this and fine-tune, with a alternative of grandMA or ChamSys consoles.

The Finale gentle exhibits had been judged by 4 main {industry} professionals, all current within the studio, though the id of the present creator remained nameless all through the efficiency and judging!

Two units of marks had been awarded – for the technical and inventive parts of every present – by every choose. 

The eminent judges had been Philippe Cerceau from Paris-based inventive design firm Clair Obscur, identified for his contemporary and modern method to lighting, a craft finessed over 20 years’ expertise working on the slicing fringe of vogue and elegance occasions and luxurious model activations.

He was joined by Frédéric “Aldo” Fayard, founder and creative director of Paris-based inventive design apply Idea Ok, who – usually – travels worldwide engaged on the best and most imaginative tasks together with reside exhibits and installations.

The third choose was Dimitri Vassiliu, one in all France’s best-known music, live performance touring and present lighting and visible designers and scenographers, well-known for his extremely authentic manufacturing and idea concepts and views.

“It was really wonderful to get judges of this calibre concerned within the challenge,” commented Gown France CEO Bruno Garros.

The fourth choose was Gown s.r.o.’s international enterprise improvement supervisor Bram De Clerck, who acknowledged, “It was unbelievable to see these efforts made by Bruno, Elie, Vincent, Jean Philippe and the workforce from Gown France and their associate firms, all of whom gave their time and assets into making this occasion occur throughout one of many hardest lockdowns.

“The standard of the contestants was glorious as was the Finale occasion! The entire competitors has proved a fantastic speaking level, generated a lot of positivity, engagement and conversions and it’s additionally been a whole lot of enjoyable presenting these new challenges to the contestants!”

After some extraordinarily powerful judging, Jean-Pierre Cary, a lighting designer and assistant operator, was declared the winner.

The runners up had been theatre LD Alexandre Marcadé and lighting technician Matthieu Laurent, whereas fourth place was determined by public vote by way of Fb, going to LD Eve Harpe.

Bruno Garros enthused, “Other than connecting with so many individuals throughout the French lighting group by way of these Gown Awards, it was an enormous honour to work with everybody concerned – from the judges to our collaborating technical companions! All of us loved the eagerness, ingenuity, and a focus to element that our entrants put into their exhibits, and above every part, the finale occasion was a unbelievable probability to indicate how we will safely stage Covid-safe occasions.”  

He added that it’s supposed to run the Gown Awards once more, most likely on the similar time of yr, as a result of even in ‘regular’ instances with no pandemic and the {industry} buzzing and everybody working, December by way of early February is a standard ‘down’ time.

These all-important technical companions included MDL who supplied lighting, video, 3D monitoring, groups setup, catering, and extra; Plani-Presse who equipped cameras, sound, mics, and enhancing companies; and JBL Sonorisation who delivered the 12 x Gown SilverScans that had been additionally included within the Finale lighting rig along with among the energy / electrical distribution.

The occasion’s technical director was Florian Thuillier, the lighting technical director was Vincent Bourveau, director of pictures for the livestream was Dimitri Gogos and the cameras had been directed by Marc Regnaudin.

Yannick Duc was the operator for each lighting and media server through the finale. Media server and XR monitoring was sorted by Sebastien Barry with streaming assist from Quentin Fayette.

The studio video and lighting tools, logistics and provide for the Finale was overseen by Sebastien Dendele.  

The Awards challenge supervisor was Kevin Dalibert, with stage managing within the succesful fingers of Régis Douvry. A console assist group was co-ordinated by Quentin Douriez and Kevin Bellay and the teaser and Gown Awards media creation was sorted by Séléné Grandchamp.

Jean-Philippe Fouilleul, Maxime Jeanjean and Vincent Bouquet from Gown France had been readily available with international assist all through the competitors together with throughout all of the rounds and the Finale.

The Covid protocol and testing supervisor at Les Studios de la Montjoie for the Finale was Annie Rhino.

Bruno emphasises the central position performed by Sébastien Dendele in the entire occasion and the finale. “With out his ardour, enthusiasm and perseverance we’d by no means have been in a position to stage a challenge of those dimensions, particularly throughout these extraordinary instances,” he concluded.

Please examine this hyperlink for an English sub-titled model of the Finale broadcast occasion https://youtu.be/iyIEeT8xgCQ

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