Personally I thought that the recent Super Bowl had a great lighting show and was well done overall. While I think that Beyonce did a good job for a pop artist, I find myself watching the technical side of things more than anything else. What displays are they using? What lights are those? That was a great idea, that wasn’t, ha ha.
I know that they used Green Hippo media servers to power the two video displays built into the stage. I also know that they had two rows of 80 Clay Paky Sharpys (160 total!). This allowed very simple movement macros to look amazing!
Video content was very good and very creative. At one point thanks to clever camera angles and good content you really thought there were more real people on stage than there really was, pretty cool. Overall I thought it was entertaining and unlike a lot of other high profile lives events lately, I didn’t spot or hear any huge errors. That’s always nice.
A friend of mine sent me a link to an article interviewing the LD for the last three Super Bowls and other high profile events. I always like to know what other people’s thought process is and how they work. There’s almost always at least one little tip or trick you can learn from. Worth checking out!