Design Oasis, Chris Kuroda, and JAM CRUISE – Holy Ship!!

Legendary lighting designer Chris Kuroda, lighting designer for Phish, The Black Crowes, among others, made Jam Cruise 2015 ROCK this year, using CHAUVET Professional’s MVP-12 video panels! Check it out!

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MIAMI – Every music festival offers fans a chance to get away from it all, but few do this quite so dramatically – or literally – as Jam Cruise and Holy Ship! Produced by Cloud 9 Adventures, these floating festivals serve up hours of live music on the decks of cruise ships playing their ways through the warm Caribbean waters to exotic ports of call like Half Moon Bay, Bahamas and Rotan, Honduras. The Design Oasis helped provide gear to create an engaging environment at both nautical music fests with a lightshow designed by Chris Kuroda anchored by 72 MVP 12 Video Panels from CHAUVET Professional.

“Jam Cruise and Holy Ship! both feature big name artists and both draw large crowds expecting to have the time of their lives,” said Abbas Ritscher of The Design Oasis, which supplied the video gear for both cruises. (Premier Global Productions supplied the lighting equipment.) “Chris Kuroda and video engineer Ashten “Whoopi” Winger of V Squared Labs did standout work that lived up to the high expectations that people had when they went on this cruise. They created a big production look on the main stage as well as different points on the deck where fans gather.”

Jam Cruise, which drew 3,500 passenger/fans for five days at sea, featured an all-star lineup of live music bands like Umphrey’s McGee, The Word, Galactic and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. The four day Holy Ship! cruise gave fans a chance to set sail with top DJ acts like Knife Party, Boys Noize, Maya Jane Coles, Flume and A-Trak. The same video images on MVP panels were used for both cruises, but IMAG was added for Jam Cruise.

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The main wall behind the stage was 20-feet by 10-feet and we broke it into three video sections. Graphic video image were run across all three sections to create a sense of movement and depth. “Of course there are a lot of super bright aerial effects on either side of the stage as well along the top of the truss, not to mention blinders, so the output was intense,” said Ritscher. “The MVP panels more than held their own in this environment. “Not only were the panels bright enough to hold their own, but were used as blinders too.”

A high definition modular video panel with a pixel pitch of 12.5 millimeters, the MVP 12 has a transparency of 13 percent, making it well suited for temporary use in the outdoor environment of the cruise ship, since atmospheric elements can pass through without impacting clarity. The panel’s ultra-bright SMD LEDs also served them well; helping them stand up to the bright lights on the stage rig.

There were 32 MVP panels scattered around the pool deck. Positioned on the railings of the second level, these panels were tied into an existing video wall on the pool deck to create an effect in which people were surrounded by the video images. “Chris and Jason did an amazing job with the Chauvet panels,” said Ritscher. “The whole thing had an effect of bringing everybody closer to the action on stage and made it that much special.”

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The largest cross rental company in South Florida, Design Oasis rents lighting, video, audio, staging and power, providing 24-hour customer support at no additional cost. For more information visit the company’s website www.thedesignoasis.com

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This Week’s TOP TEN POSTS on the CHAUVET Professional Blog!

What a week!  Touring the Today Show, Fantasia out on the road with the Legend 230 Beam et al, meeting people all over the world, and spreading the good news of CHAUVET Professional!  How was YOUR week?  Are you keeping busy, staying happy, and making the light??

It’s time to see what you all loved to read over this week!  We love seeing what interests you and drives you to keep coming back to the CHAUVET Professional Blog, we’re lighting nerds, geeks, and dweebs too!

This week’s countdown, this time from the #10 spot and counting down!

#10:  Collyns Stenzel, Life in Color’s Lighting Designer, Talks Light with CHAUVET Professional!

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#9:  THE WEEKLY RIG from CHAUVET Professional and Trusst – QUATUROR ERRO!

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#8:  LD Profiles — Benjamin Brown

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#7:  Who Needs A Pick-Me-Up?  Here’s PHISH Playing CAVERN!

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#6:  NXT-1 from CHAUVET Professional Makes Moving Pixels

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#5:  We’ll Miss You, Robin Williams.

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#4:  TECH TALK:  Creating Content for Video Walls, Part 1

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#3:  CHAUVET Professional at ENTECH Connect with Australian Distributor

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#2:  FANTASIA and CHAUVET Professional Get the Soul Out in Concert!

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…and the #1 post of this last week:

THE VOICE Portugal is Singing with NEXUS 4×4!

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Who Needs A Pick-Me-Up? Here’s PHISH Playing Cavern!

Ladies and gentlemen of light, we here at CHAUVET Professional hopes that this finds you having an excellent afternoon!

We’ve just been made aware that today is a Monday, and that being the case, we’ve been called to action to pick up the groove of the day.  We here at the CHAUVET Professional Blog can only heed the call, so we’ve whipped up a good dish of Phish to put the funk back in your Monday in a good way!  This one also adds a bit of hilarity, as Trey Anastasio forgets one of the verses.

Hang on tight everyone, turn it up loud, and get ready to groove!

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For those of you who love the studio version, that’s on YouTube too:
http://youtu.be/WTpb-cPuo4A

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