UK – When it comes to the London premiere of the Marvel superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy, you know you’re going to need a robust, reliable, and feature-rich console to control the lighting: step forward Luke Edwards and his Avolites Tiger Touch II.
Thousands of fans turned up at the capital’s Empire Theatre in Leicester Square to see stars including Vin Diesel arrive on the red carpet and be interviewed on a specially created structure that boasted 20 x LED pixel tracks, amongst other fixtures.
Using the Tiger Touch II’s pixel mapping feature, Edwards – who also works as touring LD for acts such as Gary Numan and Crystal Fighters – programmed a video-like look that wowed the crowds.
“Pixel mapper is a fast and effective way to achieve the ‘wow’ look when the budget doesn’t cover media servers,” says Edwards, who was working on behalf of Limited Edition Events. “It was especially useful in this, as it’s a different way of lighting. I was purely intending to make the lights look good for the camera.”
The Avolites Tiger Touch II is the perfect combination of maximum power and small size – lightweight enough for outdoor events, but offering hands-on control with 20 submasters separately paged as two banks of 10 and a further 10 macro or executer buttons.
The Tiger Touch II harnesses the full power of Avolites’ superbly flexible TITAN operating system, giving you the ability to get a show on with the minimum of pre programming.
“If you have to program on the day with the client, they don’t need to hang around all day. It’s so fast, you can do these events when short on time, even without pre-production,” says Edwards.
The Tiger Touch II is based around a large touch screen with high quality switches, encoders and faders, and the ability to utilise a second outboard screen or touch screen.
Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a worldwide total of more than $580 million since its release in August.