The Nobel Peace Prize is considered one of the world’s highest honors. And to commemorate this noteworthy event, an amazing laser show was performed during the Nobel Peace Price Concert in Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, to add to the reflective mood and atmosphere surrounding the award ceremony.
Laserteknikk AS (www.laserutleie.no), one of Norway’s premier laser, lighting, and special effects companies were brought in to assist with the lighting related aspects of the concert, alongside Joacim Faxvaag and his incredible team. It was the second year in a row Laserteknikk AS assisted with the production.
This event was no small task, as it is broadcast live on television in Norway, and also available worldwide. The concert was also available in 360 degrees VR as well as on various social media outlets. The concert itself consisted of world class Norwegian and international artists, and the audience was around 9000 people.
This venue for this year’s performance was quite big, so to ensure the lasers punched through the open space, Laserteknikk AS utilized the new Kvant Spectrum 20W RGB laser systems, that are proven to work well during live television performances, where the use of smoke and fog needs to be reduced, to allow for balance with the overall television broadcast. The show was pre-programmed by Laserteknikk AS using the Pangolin’s BEYOND Advanced software, and Wysiwyg visualization software. And each KVANT Spectrum 20W RGB laser show projector had the inbuilt Pangolin FB4 media server, allowing for a complete ArtNet setup of the laser systems, with control from a GrandMA lighting console via SMPTE timecode. Laserteknikk is the largest supplier of laser systems in Norway, and recently invested in over 100 watts of laser systems, while at the same time converting all of their control over to Pangolin’s FB4 media server, for a more versatile and powerful laser and lighting setup.
On the creative side, Laserteknikk AS programmed the show in a specific way, so that each different act performing had a unique lighting and laser look.
Jan Martin Vågen of Laserteknikk AS was quoted after the event stating… “We are very pleased with Pangolin’s Beyond Advanced software, when it comes to the flexibility it provides for creating laser shows. This software has very powerful zone setting features, as well as safety projection tools (beam attenuation maps) that make it easy for us to set up an elegant show while keeping safety as our number one priority at all times… This time we had 68 watts of laser power and 14 x Barco HDX 20 projectors, 4 follow-spot operators and several TV cranes in our path, so we really had to pay attention when setting zones and safety zones (BAMS), but Beyond does this very well!…
And the flexibility of being able to work in a realistic manner in Wysiwyg during the pre programming process saved us a lot of time on site… We also really enjoy working with time-coded shows on productions like this and BEYOND makes that incredibly easy to do. The control we get for the cues in the timeline makes us able to create very elegant details in our shows.”
The lighting design was done by Joakim Faxvaag, scenography by Peter Bingemann. Video content was made by
Arminas Kazlauskas and Jan Martin Vågen. LSO was Aage Bergmann.Control:
4 x active grandMA2 in the same session with 10961 parameters
1 x Pangolin Beyond Advanced Control Software with FB4 media server
3 x d3 4×2 servers, 24 layers via sockpuppet dmx
1 x MacPro with VDMX video input i d3
Pangolin Beyond Advanced controlled by FB4 media server
Pangolin TC2000 SMPTE timecode hardware
3 x 14w custom lasers
2 x 20w Kvant Spectrum RGB Laser Projectors
4 x bounce mirrors
16 x Atomic Strobes
14 x Barco HDX 20
137 x Mac Aura
10 x Mac III AirFx
19 x Mac Viper Performance
46 x Mac Viper Profile
95 x Rush MH7
132 x VDO Sceptron 10
26 x 2lites
10 x 4lites
6 x 8lites
4 x strip lights
36 x VL3500 Wash FX
178 x Bright XLED