A newly purchased disguise 4×2pro media server, supplied via Benelux distributor FACE, was specified as the most flexible and stable solution for storing and playing back House of Horror’s media elements.
Painting with Light made its first investments in disguise equipment this year and became a disguise Studio partner, available to offer expertise and specialist knowledge on the disguise platform to any projects utilising this powerful and versatile technology.
disguise Regional Sales Manager EMEA, Sarah Cox and Owner/Creative Director at Painting With Light, Luc Peumans
This show required maximum fluidity in the workflow and the ability to edit right up to the last minute. According to Luc, the ‘flexible and intelligent’ disguise timeline programming, “together with the pixel precision, superior mapping features and the quality of the image produced made it ‘the best choice’ for the production.”
disguise was programmed by Painting with Light’s Katleen Selleslagh. Luc and the entire team – Jos, Sina and Katleen – appreciated the disguise pre-visualisation capabilities, which were invaluable during the many House of Horror video brainstorming sessions as they prepped and reviewed the content.
The whole process started at Painting with Light’s studio facilities in Genk, Belgium. Then it moved to the production rehearsal facility, a former factory space in Klok’s home town of Ijmuiden, for the last week. Subsequently, they moved the disguise and full video visualisation package plus WYSIWYG, for a final week of intense programming and editing on site at the Royal Theatre Carré before the premiere.
“Using the visualisation, we could look at all the footage and see exactly how it would appear onstage, onscreen from multiple angles and positions,” Luc explains.
The disguise system running the video cues is triggered partly by timecode and partly, manually, by the grandMA2 lighting console operated on the road by Stefan Hegteler.
The tour is currently scheduled to run until January 2017. It will also return to the Carré in October 2017.