Newest KETNET musical gets textbook lighting
Creative solutions for tourable double-decker set
Prolific Belgian TV and stage entertainment producers Studio 100 asked Painting with Light to design lighting and video, including content creation, for their 2018 Ketnet (Children’s TV channel) musical Team UP which played to sold out crowds in four major cities around Belgium.
Lively, fast paced and foot-tappingly entertaining, the Team UP narrative had a sporting theme and highlighted the ups and downs of an intensely competitive and potentially rewarding world where the desire for perfection and achievement, jealousy, insecurities, bullying, stress and anxiety all interplay.
Painting with Light’s Paco Mispelters worked hard to deliver a tourable lighting design to meet everyone’s dramatic expectations and fit into an expedient budget.
Paco explained that the lighting challenges “included getting lumens into some difficult to access spaces and helping to create multiple locations”, including the school gym, the principal’s office, the technical closet, a train interior, etc.
All production elements needed to technically and creatively reinforce this emotional journey for both audience and cast!
Painting with Light’s team worked hard to deliver a tourable lighting design to meet everyone’s dramatic and budgetary expectations.
Studio 100’s impressive double-decker set design served as a starting point.
This featured a complete first level balcony and a gymnasium style climbing frame structure upstage as well as a 10 metre diameter stage revolve further downstage, which was used to play out specific scenes and to move props and additional set assets on and off stage.
The lighting challenges included getting lumens into some difficult to access spaces and helping to create multiple locations, including the school gym, the principal’s office, the technical closet, a train interior, etc.