Filmed in front of a live studio audience at a purpose built arena in Glasgow, the team at the all new Robot Wars have brought a total ‘rock and roll’ feel to the cult classic.
Working alongside lighting designer Gurdip Mahal, in close conjunction with Gaffer James Tinsley, Aurora supplied the crew with an extensive lighting list, featuring over 200 automated heads plus an assortment of low energy LED fixtures providing maximum flexibility in helping bring the high octane action to life.
The popular Clay Paky Mythos fixtures were in abundance for their excellent beam qualities, with an array of Martin heads, including MAC Aura and Quantums providing intense colour washes throughout the arena.
A healthy selection of LED was added, including over 50 SGM P5s and 70 Martin Rush Pars, allowing moving light op Ross Williams to maximize colour/movement using a variety of low energy solutions. Stagebars, strobes, Chromastrips and Source Fours were also on board allowing the team to create a host of vibrant, punchy effects to complement the on stage action.
Production manager Ben Taylor comments, “This has been a huge production featuring enough automation to rival any rock show! Here at Aurora we’re big fans of the show, so it’s fantastic to have supported the incredible work of James, Gurdip and the entire crew in creating such an intense lighting environment for the dueling robots.”