rossmck, on 05 February 2012 - 08:58 PM, said:
indyld, on 05 February 2012 - 11:53 AM, said:
number of staged shows (one of which may or may not be a musical adapted from a film that wasn't that great to start with), I'm starting to despair at the endlessly bright and moving visuals everywhere at the moment.
I wonder if that's the same one I'm thinking of... there's a few points where it's used very effectively, and the rest of the time I feel it was used because it was there and traditional sets would have worked far better
Possibly. I deffo didn't have the Time Of My Life on either the load in or the press preview which I attended to see if those many tonnes of steel and overnighters were worth it. They weren't.
While the projections and LED arrays were constantly doing something, and the floor and flattage was strewn with every ML gobo in the inventory, it was the automated set that seemed to find it harder to sit still than an ADHD 6 year old on Sunny Delight. No sooner had one thing flown, trucked and revolved into view, than it was off again to be replaced by something equally expensive, complex and dramatically pointless that whirred to it's mark.
That concludes my review.
I guess it could be argued that the target audience loved it. However, the crossover between live shows and LE television provides interesting, if not pleasant, trends and it would appear that the fidgety Directors that can't sit on a shot for more than 0.25 secs and insist on "everything happening. All the time" are everywhere these days. Next thing, we'll have live dance shows that are staged so that all you can see is a close-up of a jiggling, sweating fixed grin while the actual movement goes unseen.
OK, now I've drifted completely off the original topic of background screens on the telly...