Mark Cunniffe and Bandit Move Dr. Who Live! Toward Green

dr-who-live.jpgWorld-renowned lighting designer Mark Cunniffe called on Bandit Lites and UK C.E. Lester Cobrin for the new road show version of the BBC smash Dr. Who Live! The stage version of this television favorite is part of the global move toward Green technology as Cunniffe has chosen a fair amount of new LED fixtures. Among the offerings in the eco friendly green vein are Thomas Pixel PAR 90, GLP Impression, and Chroma Q Color Block DB 4. Nearly 100 different green LED fixtures are utilized, meaning less electricity is needed as well as lower levels of heat on the stage.

In addition to the new green technology, Cunniffe has called on some industry standards, including Martin MAC III, MAC 2000 Wash, VL 3000 Spot, VL 3500 Wash, Lycian 1290 spots, Lycian M2 spots, Thomas 8 Lights and a large array of truss and cable. The entire system is operated daily by Marcus Robinson on a Grand MA console with an MA Lite as a back up. The lighting crew consists of crew chief Roy Hunt, crew James “Jam” Such and Joe Simpson. The entire production is under the most capable control of production manager Nigel Mousley.

This world famous television smash delights fans in its' live version and is a sellout in every market. Says the BBC “Opening in wartime London and concluding in an epic onstage battle, audiences should expect the unexpected as the The Doctor's arch-enemies the Daleks are joined by some of the best-loved and most terrifying monsters from the TV series including the Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Judoon and Oods to name but a few. With an out-of-this-world set, Doctor Who Live will feature special FX, optical illusions and spectacular pyrotechnics building to an epic finale. Specially edited video clips, drawn from the TV Program will be shown on a massive screen and accompanied by the music of longtime Doctor Who composer Murray Gold. These iconic scores will be brought to life by a 16-piece orchestra live on stage.”

Dr. Who Live! is a project Bandit Lites is very proud to be involved with. The entire production team from the BBC down are industry leaders and this makes the task each day a veritable pleasure.

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Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace. From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. With offices in Knoxville, Nashville, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Bandit's global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.

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