The shot gave some serious camera candy for aerial ‘beauty shots’ enmeshing the logo and an instantly recognisable Gold Coast landmark.
Once they decided to roll with it, Adam’s next task was making it happen!
Collaborating with Pete Coorey from Select Audio-Visual Hire in Brisbane on the project, he knew he needed a seriously bright stadium lighting instrument.
Having used BMFLs for numerous shows in many venues and scenarios, he hoped that for this application, the luminaire would exceed his expectations … and push every single lumen of light out of that intense 1700W output!
The next challenge was to find a location for the four BMFLs. Adam suggested one of Q1’s penthouse apartments just below its famous observation deck … to which the occupants and building managers agreed.
The master bedroom proved to have the optimum line-of-site to the beach and tests the previous night revealed that the target area of beach available below for the logos to be projected spanned over 100 metres right in front of the Q1 … which was perfect.
He needed to ensure that the gobo image hitting the beach wasn’t too big for the space after being projected 300 metres from the penthouse window.
BMFL gobos are normally 30.8 mm in diameter with an image area of around 25mm, but with the throw at the minimum zoom of 5 degrees this would be way too big, so he and the team at Gobotech on the Gold Coast realised that a custom gobo would be required. This gave a print area of 6 mm reducing the overall size of the projection.
The fixtures were programmed and controlled locally in the penthouse by Adam. A full up and down movement from the sand to the water on the beach involved was only around an inch of movement for the BMFL Spot heads, but covered over 60 metres to the water! He programmed a 100% movement speed to ensure this fine movement was absolutely smooth!