With the festival season under way, the team at PRG XL Video is in full swing supplying a wide variety of festivals with event technology.
Continuing its long-term relationship with live event production company LarMac Live, with whom it also works on the country’s largest EDM event, Creamfields; PRG XL Video supplied live video technology including outdoor LED screens and camera system for Field Day.
The two day event takes place at Victoria Park in East London, and featured a cool and eclectic line-up including Air, John Grant, Anna Meredith, The Avalanches, and headliners James Blake and PJ Harvey.
To ensure the capacity audience of 30,000 had the best view of the main stage, PRG XL Video were called in to supply an IMAG package which consisted of three HD cameras and Panasonic AVHS-450-based PPU system, together with two high resolution LED side screens each measuring 5.4 metres wide by 3 metres high.
Lewis Wright was the Video Director for the festival, with Mark ‘Sparky’ Cranham engineering the video racks. Riccardo Alfano and Darren Sager operated the cameras. PRG XL Video Crew Chief was Graham Vinall, who also looked after the IMAG LED screens.
The landscape screens, built from PRG XL’s MC-7T LED and housed in custom weatherproof touring frames, were rigged one either side of the main stage, and mirrored the onstage action.
For Saturday headliner, James Blake, PRG XL Video supplied a d3 media server, that supplied content to the onstage screen, which was supplied by Colour Sound Experiment. PRG XL worked with UVA, who created all the content for James Blake, featuring an array of textures and gradients which were inspired by the cover art from James’ album The Colour In Anything.
The d3 server is being used by Blake’s production across a variety of dates this summer and continuing into his autumn UK tour.
PRG XL Video Account Manager, Jay Mobbs-Beal commented: “We’re happy to continue our great working relationship with the team from LarMac Live, who work on some of the UK’s best festivals.
“As with a lot of our festival work, it not only consists of the technology we supply to the festival itself, but also the special requirements of some of the touring artists we support throughout the year.”