NOBEL PRIZE 2016

The Nobel Peace Prize is considered one of the world’s highest honors. And to commemorate this noteworthy event, an amazing laser show was performed during the Nobel Peace Price Concert in Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, to add to the reflective mood and atmosphere surrounding the award ceremony.

Laserteknikk AS (www.laserutleie.no), one of Norway’s premier laser, lighting, and special effects companies were brought in to assist with the lighting related aspects of the concert, alongside Joacim Faxvaag and his incredible team. It was the second year in a row Laserteknikk AS assisted with the production.

This event was no small task, as it is broadcast live on television in Norway, and also available worldwide. The concert was also available in 360 degrees VR as well as on various social media outlets. The concert itself consisted of world class Norwegian and international artists, and the audience was around 9000 people.

This venue for this year’s performance was quite big, so to ensure the lasers punched through the open space, Laserteknikk AS utilized the new Kvant Spectrum 20W RGB laser systems, that are proven to work well during live television performances, where the use of smoke and fog needs to be reduced, to allow for balance with the overall television broadcast. The show was pre-programmed by Laserteknikk AS using the Pangolin’s BEYOND Advanced software, and Wysiwyg visualization software. And each KVANT Spectrum 20W RGB laser show projector had the inbuilt Pangolin FB4 media server, allowing for a complete ArtNet setup of the laser systems, with control from a GrandMA lighting console via SMPTE timecode. Laserteknikk is the largest supplier of laser systems in Norway, and recently invested in over 100 watts of laser systems, while at the same time converting all of their control over to Pangolin’s FB4 media server, for a more versatile and powerful laser and lighting setup.
On the creative side, Laserteknikk AS programmed the show in a specific way, so that each different act performing had a unique lighting and laser look.
Jan Martin Vågen of Laserteknikk AS was quoted after the event stating… “We are very pleased with Pangolin’s Beyond Advanced software, when it comes to the flexibility it provides for creating laser shows. This software has very powerful zone setting features, as well as safety projection tools (beam attenuation maps) that make it easy for us to set up an elegant show while keeping safety as our number one priority at all times… This time we had 68 watts of laser power and 14 x Barco HDX 20 projectors, 4 follow-spot operators and several TV cranes in our path, so we really had to pay attention when setting zones and safety zones (BAMS), but Beyond does this very well!…
And the flexibility of being able to work in a realistic manner in Wysiwyg during the pre programming process saved us a lot of time on site… We also really enjoy working with time-coded shows on productions like this and BEYOND makes that incredibly easy to do. The control we get for the cues in the timeline makes us able to create very elegant details in our shows.”

 

Show Tec:
The lighting design was done by Joakim Faxvaag, scenography by Peter Bingemann. Video content was made by Arminas Kazlauskas and Jan Martin Vågen. LSO was Aage Bergmann.
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Lasers:

 

Lights/Video:
  • 16 x Atomic Strobes
  • 14 x Barco HDX 20
  • 137 x Mac Aura
  • 10 x Mac III AirFx
  • 19 x Mac Viper Performance
  • 46 x Mac Viper Profile
  • 95 x Rush MH7
  • 132 x VDO Sceptron 10
  • 26 x 2lites
  • 10 x 4lites
  • 6 x 8lites
  • 4 x strip lights
  • 36 x VL3500 Wash FX
  • 178 x Bright XLED
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