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G-LEC provides glamour to the 2009 Radio Regenbogen Awards

On March 27, the 12th annual German Black Forest based Radio Rainbow awards honoured twelve national and international stars from the music, entertainment and media industries, including UK recording super star Annie Lennox and Level 42.

Held at the Schwarzwaldhalle in Karlsruhe, the three hour show, sponsored by financial services company Ascent AG, together with EnBW, one of Germany’s largest energy producers, boasted a glamorous guest list from the Who’s Who of show business. German band Polarkreis 18, who created much excitement on the red carpet, won Best National Newcomer, while Annie Lennox was presented with the Charity 2008 award, rewarding the audience in return with a special rendering of There Must Be an Angel. Other highlights included the 80s legends Level 42 winning the Lifetime Award 2008, the Pet Shop Boys, who got the audience out of their seats with classics Love etc. and Always on my mind, and Cuban band Pasión de Buena Vista.

The set was equally exciting, with lighting designer Jerry Appelt and Black Forest lighting specialists hell begeistert using G-LEC Phantom and Solaris transparent video screens to provide much of the on-stage visual excitement. The transparency of the G-LEC Phantom 30 and Phantom 60 was used extremely effectively, with the 30mm and 60mm resolution screens interwoven with two levels of the bigger pixel Solaris, ‘balls on a string’. The lightness of the Phantom and Solaris systems was critical to the design, enabling fast and accurate flying as part of the constant changing set. Also important was the ability to use the same video source and control across the different type of pixels and across resolutions of 30mm, 60mm and 120mm.

G-LEC Phantom is a long standing favourite for television LDs, providing colour and textural excitement to the camera. Reliability is essential for live shows such as awards and reality game shows, so the LDs must have complete trust in the products. This was the first showing of the new Solaris on a major international award show, where it was deemed a great success.

In the UK, Phantom screens can currently be seen on the ITV hit show Colour of Money. Back to overview