Continuing a long running relationship with technical producers Reality Ltd, PRG XL Video has supplied video technology for the 2017 VO5 NME Awards.
The show which took place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton featured live performances from some of the winners. PRG XL supplied an upstage mixed resolution video screen formed from a combination of ROE Visual 7mm and 18mm LED. The central 7mm section of the screen was used for award announcements and introductory films, and with an 18mm resolution screen around this to create a full backdrop for the live performances.
With mixed resolution in the screen, the content, created by the team from First Image and using a particular edgy style which tied in with the title sponsor’s branding, needed to be edited to appear clearly across both screen areas. The content was managed using PRG XL’s Barco e2 screen management system. First Image’s Jamie Thodesen was present on-site to make any final adjustments to content supplied from the artists performing at the show.
To one side of the main stage, the presenters’ area featured a podium for the awards announcement which was flanked by Absen 3.9mm LED columns and also an Absen 3.9mm rear screen. The hi-resolution screen was used for high resolution on close-up camera shots of the presenters and winners.
Additionally, 6 plasma screens were mounted around the O2 Academy Brixton to ensure the awards attendees had a clear view of proceedings wherever they sat.
PRG XL Video’s Paul Wood comments: “We’re happy to work with Reality to once again supply video technology to the NME Awards. The show always has a unique look and their use of a mixed resolution LED screen enabled them to create a variety of different set-ups. It was a pleasure to work with Reality and First Image to bring the video elements together.”
Photos: ©Reality Ltd