Al Parkinson, the production manager for The Power of Yes, explains: “We knew that we wanted to make this show look as high tech as possible and while we'd used projection before, we'd never used LED screens. We used the internet to research a number of companies' products and then invited them to demonstrate them.
“During the show, some of the time, the screens were above the performers, while at other times, they were at stage level. We wanted to make effective use of the transparency of the G-LEC frames, with the idea that sometimes you'd be able to see what was going on behind the screens and other times, you wouldn't – the presence of an image on the LEDs defined whether or not you'd be able to see through it.
“We have a limited budget compared to TV, so one of the deciding factors for us was that the G-LEC came in significantly cheaper than competitors, who weren't even close in price. We were impressed with what we got for our money. We were also impressed with the product's lightness and ease of assembly.
Folsom Image Pro was used to convert the signal from Catalyst to the panels and the production was programmed by Paul Kenah and Emily Harding on a Wholehog desk.
“Never having used this type of technology before made us think laterally about how to get the images on to the screen. Once we'd overcome that challenge, everything was perfect. This is the first time the National Theatre has used G-LEC and we'd definitely use it again.”