This year's production of TeletÃ³n Mexico, the annual 24-hour telethon, which benefited the charity Children's Rehabilitation Centers, was both a successful fundraiser and a gala entertainment event. The show was produced by Televisa, and featured the biggest names in Latin entertainment. Lighting Director Tupac Matir specified Hippotizer HD media servers to control the show's extensive video elements, on stage and in the house. Adam Dunaway of Digital Stage Chicago provided, programmed, and operated the Hippotizers.
Adam explains, “Two Hippotizer V3 HDs ran practically 72 hours non-stop during rehearsals, and on through the 24-hr marathon event, driving 14 LED screens. One HD machine in dual mode drove the upstage main LED screen and an LED screen wrapping from the stage ceiling, down the upstage wall, and onto floor. The other HD machine was used in pan mode across 12 LED screens (mapped as 6 per output) surrounding the audience in the house. Each HD server was configured with SDI and DVI input cards for separate IMAG input signals from the main camera switcher via ImagePros."
“Everyone involved in the show was amazed at how versatile and stable the Hippotizers were over such a long haul – once configured they were practically never rebooted and held up to some amazing on-the-fly tasks being controlled simultaneously by the lighting console and Hippotizer's own Zookeeper, including some last minute improvisation on-the-fly during music acts. The Hippotizer HD i7 is a beast!"
The show's producer was Miguel Solis and lighting assistants included Sergio Fernandez and Diego Rodriquez.
See impressive videos at 2010 Mexico Teleton.
Find out more about Digital Stage Chicago at www.digitalstagechicago.com.
TMB is exclusive distributor for Hippotizer in North America, including Mexico, and Asia.