“The creative process first began a few weeks before Liam’s appearance at BBC Biggest Weekend show in Coventry, with the stage vision brought to life through predominantly live camera and augmented with some textures and using Thundering Jacks software, Video Dust.”
Video Director Phil Woodhead ran the Video Dust through Really Creative Media’s Catalyst V6 media server, which was then controlled via MA Lighting grandMA2 consoles. “This software gave us the opportunity to further manipulate and replicate live camera feeds to create a unique experience for live audiences, utilising the IMAG wing screens either side of the stage to full visual effect,” explained Dew.
“To complement Liam’s familiar performance style, often standing still and singing up into the microphone, Phil ensured our camera feeds captured close-up footage of Liam, the band and instruments being played to fill the stage’s LED screen backdrop with a variety of layouts. Phil even utilised a microphone camera to give an ‘in your face’ angle of Liam.”
Cameras provided by Really Creative Media included 2 Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast cameras and 1 additional URSA Broadcast RF enabled camera. Lenses from Canon included the new Canon CJ20 UHD lens, 2 Agile Remote Arc360 Lite robotic cameras on stage driven by the new ARC Maxi Controller and a Marshall CV200-MB HD lipstick camera for Gallagher’s microphone. Really Creative Media’s Panasonic Touring PPU provided 5 outputs into the Catalyst media servers making use of multiple AUX outputs.
A semi-transparent ROE MC-18 LED screen was also installed – when possible – to implement on the headline tour dates, with an array of lighting fixtures set behind the screen to complete the full show package. Gallagher’s UK dates include his appearance at London’s Finsbury Park, TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow, RiZE Festival in Chelmsford and a hometown gig at Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester.