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Lighting Designer
Marco Astegiano
Pico Service
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Sanremo, Italy – Sunday 7 February 2016, the usual “Press Gala” was held for the Sanremo Music Festival. Pico Service entrusted the lighting of the room and building to Marco Astegiano, who used a set of small versatile lights consisting of Clay Paky Mythos units, A.leda B-EYE K10s and Glow Ups.

The Gala was held in the “Roof Garden” restaurant at Sanremo Casino, and saw the participation of the Italian RAI TV staff present during the event, the accredited press, and the staff of RADIO 2, the official radio station of the 66th Italian Song Festival.

Photographers and reporters got a quick chance to meet the artistic director and host of the Festival, Carlo Conti, and the two female presenters, comedian Virginia Raffaele and beautiful actress Madalina Ghenea, who starred as a memorable burst of youthfulness in Youth by Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino.

RADIO 2 DJ Lele Sacchi was at the mixing desk to provide background music for the event.

The “Roof Garden” was immersed in an atmosphere dominated by a single solid colour: red, the colour of RADIO 2. The lighting designer used six Mythos units, four A.leda B-EYE K10s and 12 Glow Ups – all extremely powerful lights – to illuminate the hall, the stage and add some effects.

“The soft, perfectly defined beams created by the Mythos gobos, placed on either side of the RADIO 2 mixing desk, produced the desired effects, while the A.leda B-EYE K10s rigged on the battens above the DJ coloured the stage with their effects.”

The A.leda B-EYE K10 is a high performance wash light, a breathtaking beam light, and a generator of new spectacular visual effects. It can cover surfaces with colours at any distance, taking full advantage of the power of their light source. 

“Thanks to the portable battery-operated Glow Up’s automatic RGB mixing adjustment, which simulates light sources with a particular colour temperature, it was easy to paint the whole room red with twelve units arranged freely around the edge of the room.”