The Broadway cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark presented a nationwide peek of the show recently on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman. Pete's Big TVs/Performance Video helped project a visual backdrop from the musical.
Production Manager Mike Bauder of New York-based MB Productions contacted Guy Benjamin late in the week for the Late Show performance the following Tuesday, March 1. “It's a quick turn around time in our world,” says Benjamin, “but we can handle it. We've actually done a few other promotional events for Spider-Man's cast appearance on Good Morning America and other shows over the past few months.”
Spider-Man's projection coordinator/content designer Howard Werner adjusted the show's artwork so that it would match the screen's ratio and high resolution. Though the call was for a 10mm LED screen, PBTV/PV offered a higher resolution screen with the Lighthouse R6, 6mm LED screen measuring 12x19 feet.
“The 6mm higher resolution screen looks better on the TV cameras,” Benjamin says.
The cast performed the song “Rise Above,” in front of a wall of projected webs, modernistic cityscapes and other show stunning graphics from the musical.
PBTV/PV Techs working the show were Matt Ellar and Brent Jones. The Late Show taped at 5:30 p.m. for airing later that evening from the studio at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City.
Photos: Matt Ellar
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