For Udo Lindenberg’s MTV Unplugged 2 DVD production at the Kampnagel Theatre in Hamburg, PRG provided the lighting gear, among other things. Among the equipment put to use was the new GLP impression S350, which PRG has stocked in large numbers since summer 2018. Jerry Appelt (Jerry Applet Lichtdesign) talks in this interview about the advantages of these innovative lights and the special technical circumstances of this presentation format.
The particular features of the location at Kampnagel proved to be a real challenge: many musicians in a small space, restricted roof loads coupled with the lack of a fly system – PRG found an ideal solution to these issues with the versatile, energy saving LED moving lights. The key light GLP S 350 impresses the lighting expert with its lightweight, 25 kg build, colour reproduction index and the resulting good colour reproduction with CMY colour mixing system, including an additional colour wheel with fixed colours and correction filters. The shutter module is equally impressive, featuring movable shutters, which can each be positioned up to an angle of ± 30° and have a beam adjustment of 0-100%. Sharp triangles and total shading are realised with ease. The aesthetic of the GLP S350 is also to Appelt’s liking, thanks in particular to its baseless design. Alongside the large rental inventory, what the lighting designer values most about working with PRG is the large degree of flexibility and high reaction speeds.
Just how good the lighting for the entire production was handled, can be seen on the finished DVD: “The DVD from Udo Lindenberg’s Unplugged concert is available for purchase from 14 December. PRG thanks Udo Lindenberg, Think Big GmbH, Jerry Appelt Lichtdesign and the entire production team for the chance to part of this project!”