A winning combination of live performance, superb production values and tremendous audience support all combined to make “Beyond Christmas,” anannual production held in Germany, a spectacular success. Because of the short rehearsal time and huge cast of around 400 –children, students and professional and semi-professional singers –the ability to have creative, scalable and reliable show control was essential. Long-term technical partner of the event, Daniel Kaminski of DK Production, chose the new Christie®Pandoras Box 6.0 suite of tools to cope with the demands of the event and deliver the best possible experience for audiences and performers alike.
The event celebrates the season of goodwill in a series of vocal performances that combine entertainment, live performance and education. Having used Christie Pandoras Box in previous years, Daniel knew he could rely on the system and was excited about the capabilities that version 6.0 offered. “When I saw the specification I realised I could make good use of the new features the PB system offered,” he commented. “With a small technical team running such a huge show, I found the whole workflow a lot simpler and easier. I was managing multi-track recording and 30 channels of audio, which had to be synced with video and it all went very smoothly. The performances went down really well and I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.”
Christie® Pandoras Box 6.0 combines the newest rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Pandoras Box is used around the world for live experiences including multi-media events, and projection mapping, and the system can be set up as a standalone playback device, network playback client or in console mode for direct DMX Control.
Among its many new features, 6.0 offers a Mesh Editing Mode,which helped the production team quicklycreate the different warpfiles required. The new Multi-preview feature also allowed Daniel to pre-program the show much faster than in previous years and with much more of an overview of the content.The proscenium surrounding the stage was also required to change colour at particular times during the live performance, in combination with lighting. This was achieved bygiving the lighting console live control over the proscenium effects, while the rest of the show was running from multiple sequences.
Pandoras Box 6.0 will be taking centre stage on the Christie stand at ISE 2017 where its capabilities will be broadcast via a huge 16 x 5m fully interactive display. Visit stand 1H-70 (7-10 February 2017 Amsterdam, RAI) to find out more and talk to Christie staff about how the PandorasBox system can transform your next project.