LOS ANGELES - Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs is supplying “Donny & Marie: Christmas in Los Angeles” shows Dec. 4-23 at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre. Pete’s Big TVs is providing a full HD production system with 3 digiLED MC7 LED screens, plus 3 Sony HDC1500 cameras and 2 robotic cameras for the two-hour holiday performances.
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LOS ANGELES - Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs is supplying a full video HD production system for “Donny & Marie: Christmas in Los Angeles” Dec. 4-23 at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre.
Says Pete’s Big TVs’ Guy Benjamin, “The design is similar to their past Christmas shows last year in Chicago and Detroit, which we worked on as well.”
Based in New Castle, Delaware, Pete’s Big TVs is providing a full HD production system with 3 digiLED MC7 LED screens, plus 3 Sony HDC1500 cameras and 2 robotic cameras. Brian Brinckman is the engineer and Brent Jones is LED tech.
The two-hour performance follows a variety-show format, with a stage set featuring a Christmas tree and a fireplace, along with choreographed dancers and a live orchestra.
The three screens, hung above and behind the orchestra onstage, display a combination of graphics, holiday-themed images and historic video footage, enhancing the singing and dancing of hits and festive songs. Clips from old TV shows accompany Marie’s “Paper Roses,” Donny’s “Puppy Love” and the Osmond Family’s “Yo Yo,” during which Donny dances along onstage with the routine in the video behind him. IMAG also captures some of the live action onstage for parts of the show.
The digiLED MC7 screens were chosen because of the high resolution required for the video. The panels also emit no radio frequency interference to interfere with the audio.
LD Peter Morse and Joseph Lucas Eddy designed the lighting, and Morse collaborated with Butch Allen on the set and video design. The design is a scaled-down version of Donny & Marie’s Flamingo Hotel performances in Las Vegas. Even with their Pantages Theatre dates, the brother-sister duo are performing in Vegas until the end of 2012.
Utah-based MagicSpace Entertainment is the producer and presenter of the Christmas show.
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