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Clay Paky B-EYEs light the Game Changers Awards
Lighting Designer
Richard Bowles
Richard Martin Lighting (RML)
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UNITED KINGDOM – For many years Sky has been sponsoring young people in schools by providing mentors from the top people in sport. Sky Sports Living for Sport is one of Sky’s Bigger Picture initiatives. One of the new shows that has stemmed from this is Game Changers. A brand new sports show for kids, pack with a range of ideas and activities to help young people get involved in anything from Athletics to Zumba.

The show, which is filmed live, includes appearances from celebrity guests and athletes from all sorts of different sports, alongside fun tips and master classes from superstars.

One of the really great things about kids programmes, especially ones that involve teams and being active, is that it helps to increase young people’s confidence, self-esteem, engagement in, and attitudes to, learning, as well as improving their health and wellbeing. These are the things that are so important when a child is growing up.

Last week the show had its very own Awards, presenting winners of categories such as Student of the Year. Richard Martin Lighting (RML) provided Sky and the team with the lights for the event.

When LD Richard Bowles heard that we had recently taken stock of the Clay Paky A.Leda B-EYE K20, he jumped at the chance to be one of the first to use them!  The high performance wash light not only has a great beam but it also creates a completely new visual effect. The front lens can be rotated to create lots of small bright compositions, which might be opened and closed like petals.

The fixtures zoom ranges from 4° to 60° and it is therefore suitable both for environments with low ceilings such as small theatres and TV studios, where large angles are extremely useful, and for shows in arenas or large environments, where a tight zoom is perfect.

The lighting rig also included Jarag-L, Nexus 4×4 and Sharpys. It was such a bright and vibrant looking show, which perfectly complimented the energy from a studio full of kids who were about to meet football legend David Beckham!