disguise pro range shines on Kylie Minogue’s 'Golden Tour'
“The content was presented on a panoramic 4800 x 1120 pixel LED video canvas, including a central portion that was 2400 x 1120 primarily for cinematic content and portrait side screens for IMAG. We also had the option to run content across the entire expanse of screens, which we did during the section intros” Tom explains.
The show featured six distinct sections each with a different setting and style. It opened with Kylie waking up in the middle of the desert and ended with her dancing in Nashville. “Despite forcing ourselves to use mainly filmed content rather than graphics, the whole show was incredibly tightly programmed with a live feed, screen content and lighting refined exhaustively during production rehearsals at Fly By Night,” notes Tom.
“The live feed was even more important than usual on this show as the screens needed to not just relay the show but also help convey the story,” he says. “Multicam Director Blue Leach did an amazingly creative job collaborating with Rob Sinclair and disguise Programmer, Nev Bull using Notch to cleverly format the feed and help reinforce the ‘70s theme with appropriate filters and effects.”
disguise’s tight Notch integration was a key element throughout the show. “All IMAG was treated with Notch,” says Nev Bull, Project Engineer with Creative Technology Ltd. who served as the disguise Programmer for the tour.
“We needed to make sure that Kylie looked her best on the screens at all times and used Notch for some slight skin smoothing as well as more creative VFX,” points out Creative Director Rob Sinclair, who designed and directed the show with Kylie. He calls the disguise systems “reliable, powerful, quick and with low latency. disguise was our only choice.”
- Show Conceived And Directed by Kylie Minogue and Rob Sinclair
- Production and Lighting Designer Rob Sinclair
- Video Content Producer Tom Colbourne
- Screens Camera Director Blue Leach
- disguise Programmer Nev Bull
- Tour Production Pull The Pin Out
- Screen content Blink
- Content Producer Kirsten McFie
- Content Technical Director Richard Cullen