Mesmerising audiences on more than 170 square meters
Ludwigsburg singer Philipp Poisel’s tour covered a lot of territory: all of Germany’s large cities and halls were on the concert route. Along with Berlin, Cologne and Munich, the Swabian team stopped in nine further German cities, even making a small detour across the Austrian border to Vienna.
In addition to the music, it was all about creating captivating images and compelling emotions – and it was decided early on that visitors would be treated to a very unique concert experience via mega-sized LED screens of more than 170 square meters. Instead of live cameras, video feed as well as special light and video effects came together to convey the perfect atmospheric imagery to accompany the songs. A 108 square meter backdrop screen with two side wings (32 square meters each) were integrated into the overall stage design. The team working with lighting designer Robert Kröber ensured the timely cues for the songs. This was all perfectly coordinated in combination with video operator Marc Baitinger, who sent the feed material to the screens via a redundant SAMSC Catalyst V5 system. To also be able to work with light effects from behind, LED walls with just the right transparency were selected.
Further material requirements included equipment with special tour features such as transport dollies, fast set-up and dismantling times, redundant control, as well as plug-and-play properties with high-level reliability. All requirements could be ideally covered through Screen Vision's well-known P-material. For Philipp Poisel’s crew and production team, schoko pro, TDA and Screen Visions, the tour was very much like home away from home.
Photo: Christoph Köstlin