Caught In A Spiders Web!

The 14th of August saw opening night of the Australian International School Singapore’s production of “Spider’s Web”. The Agatha Christie murder mystery, set in Copplestone Court Kent 1956, was a small but intricate set designed to mirror the interior of a drawing room in a posh Kent home. Lighting was intricate, with many practical components of the set having to come to life at the flick of a switch! Lighting Designer and Systems Engineer for the show, Daniel Gosling – a freelance designer and operator based in Singapore – chose a GrandMA Pico console with remote for the production. When asked about why the Pico, Daniel stated “..there was a lot of complex programming throughout the show with many individual dimmers needing to be accessed effortlessly and the ability to quickly and easily grab stage components through the GrandMA’s versatility and customizable touch screen was a godsend”.

The set’s intricacy also allowed Daniel to explore the use of complex shadow and so adapt his design to the ‘film noir’ concept, desired by director Cate Weston.

Although the overhead rig was simple, consisting of a mixture of Selecon Plano-Convex with 18°, 22° and 24° lens tubes, Selecon Fresnels and an array of mini-fresnels, many ‘behind the scenes extras’ allowed the MARemote on a PDA to become very useful during programming and technical rehearsals.

Spider’s Web – A classic murder mystery, only enhanced by the GrandMA Pico!

Spiders Web Set

Spiders Web Set

Spiders Web During Show

Spiders Web During Show

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