Idols South Africa 2021 underwent its most substantial visual transformation for a few years with a shift of venue, from the State Theatre in Pretoria to Studio 10 at the Urban Brew complex in Johannesburg. This moment was seized by the show’s long term lighting designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier, for a radical re-think, and for the first time in 17 Idols seasons, he presented a lighting co-design created collaboratively with Andre Siebrits, also from Visual Frontier.
The challenges of producing entertainment in the pandemic has seen some incredible imagination and resourcefulness from the industry in creating Covid-safe working environments so at least some sectors have been able to keep working, one of which is television.
Joshua Cutts is someone who knows how to make things – stages, sets people – look beautiful, and 2018 was the fourth time he has lit the Miss South Africa beauty pageant event, which this year selected the country’s delegates for the two highest profile global beauty contests - Miss Universe and Miss World.
A recent Pulse event staged in the Shlomo Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel, gave lighting designer Nikita Chepelev the opportunity to use a variety of Robe moving light products to create a striking design based around the client’s distinctive red and white signature colours.
Brazilian rental company LPL supplied over 150 Robe moving lights including BMFL WashBeams to the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitationals (MSI) competition staged in the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janiero. (formally the Rio Olympic Arena)
When two of Israel's biggest singing stars - Yehuda Poliker and Shlomi Shabat - get together and play onstage live ... It's a BIG deal and a hugely exciting performance spectacle that’s always well received.
Robe was the moving light brand of choice – with nearly 200 units - at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 European Maccabi Games (EMG2015), Europe’s biggest Jewish sports event, staged at the Waldbühne amphitheatre in Berlin’s Olympic Park, and officially declared open by German President Joachim Gauk.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s recent Latin American tour comprised six incendiary shows in Argentina, Chile and Brazil, featuring a suitably impressive lightshow created by UK based designer Rob Sinclair, who has brought his magic visual touch to the QAL project since 2012.
Two leading Russian rental companies - TOK Improvisation and Translight - both based in St Petersburg, joined forces to supply over 200 Robe moving lights to a large 2-day celebration event staged over a recent weekend in Dvortsovaya Square, right in the heart of the city.
Rising to new challenges is one of the many elements making South African designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier passionate about creating spectacular shows, and for the live telecast of Miss South Africa 2015, he picked up Producer / Director Gavin Wratten’s gauntlet to help bring a fresh look to the high profile beauty pageant staged at Sun City Superbowl.
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