NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- The world of Gospel music convened in Nashville under the illumination of Bandit Lites’ gear for the 29th Annual Stellar Awards, the premier Gospel event that recognizes and honors African American artists. Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd and Ricky Smiley hosted the event at the Metro Nashville Municipal Auditorium on January 18.
With the awards being broadcasted to millions on the UP Network, lighting designer Mark Carver created a look for the show that would translate well both on television and for the live audience, in addition to relaying the emotion of the performing artists.
“Gospel Music has a very emotional and spiritual quality,” Carver explained. “The lighting needs to try to help convey this emotion and engage both artist and audience.”
In order to accomplish such a seamless, expressive design, Carver turned to Bandit who provided equipment such as VL 3000 spots, VL 3500 washes, Clay Paky Sharpys, Robe Pointes, GRN Moving Washes, ETC Source 4s, Chauvet Legend Beams, GLP Impressions, GLP Volkslich, VL 3500 Spots, Mac Auras and Bandit 5x5s.
“Thanks to Programmers- Susan Rose and Carter Fulghum, LD/Gaffer Jeff Gregson, Project Manager, Don Lockridge, and techs Adam McIntosh and Andy French, this show was well planned and well executed,” said Carver.
The awards will be broadcasted across the country on local affiliates and on UPtv on March 1. Check www.thestellarawards.com for local listings.
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