LD Al Gurdon created strong backlight looks to underscore Beyoncé’s performance for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, with lighting director/ programmer Michael “Oz” Owen, Gurdon's long-time collaborator, starting in London doing previsualization at PRG’s East Molesey, UK office.
Months of work go into the live 20-minute Halftime production watched by 108 million people worldwide. Working closely with lighting designer Al Gurdon, lighting director and gaffer Rich Gorrod helped to ensure that the design moves from paper to show time as efficiently and seamlessly as possible.
Features in Clay Paky's Alpha Profile 800 ST include a miniaturized four-blade framing system that adjusts over 90°, a zoom
from the narrow angle of 7.6° to 55°, an auto-focus system, and the Dyna-Cue-Creator function.
The ETC Source Four Dimmer™ attaches to any Source Four® to provide on-board dimming and intelligence at the fixture. Able to accept DMX control signals directly, it transitions a centralized dimming system to switched power and data distribution.
The Philips Vari-Lite VL3515 Spot luminaire uses the double-ended Osram 1,500W lamp and features a 6:1 zoom optics system along with CYM color mixing, a six-position color wheel, variable CTO color temperature correction, gobo/effects wheels, iris, and fast strobe mechanisms.