Continuing their long-term working relationship, XL Video supplied video solutions including LED screens and camera system for the final show of Basement Jaxx’s recent UK tour supporting their latest album, ‘Junto’.
Working with Tour and Production Manager, Tommy Winstone, XL Video Project Manager, Connie Glover specified the package for the massive show at London’s O2 Arena.
The unusual LED screen set up used XL Video’s Pixled F-12 LED housed in XL’s custom touring frames, and featured a combination of 2 square on-stage LED screens displaying playback content, and 2 tall portrait IMAG side screens – a change from the more commonly seen landscape IMAG screens. This set-up allowed the portrait IMAG to display full-length images of the band as well as split screen set-ups of multiple band members. LED for the tour was managed by Gareth Manicom and Joe Makein.
Glover specified a 6 camera package – 3 Sony DX-50 cameras and 3 Bradley Robo-cams supported by one of XL Video’s Large Kayak PPUs. Live camera mix was done by Video Director Jon Shrimpton and the cameras were chosen to give an analogue feel to the live footage, which Shrimpton then treated with effects and controlled via his old-school DvE Magic Dave mixer!
Cameras were controlled by Marcus Wareham and Jane Petrie, plus Gareth and Joe.
XL’s Connie Glover comments: “It was great to see a different approach to the video presentation with differently shaped screens and old-school IMAG. We’ve worked with Basement Jaxx over a number of years, and they always look for a new and interesting approach to their touring video.”
Photos: Scott Davies