There was a large upstage LED screen and John utilised 10 cameras in his mix, a combination of fully operated, robo-cams and mini-cams, all fed into two big black boxes … out of which he produced his wizardry!
There were also a number of quirky gizmos like mirrors attached to speakers connected to bass pedals, etc., dotted around, all bringing the stage action really alive onscreen and across to the audience. Everyone could literally feel the movement – almost breathing – from the instruments and music.
Niall toured a grandMA2 light console for control with a Wing for backup, also supplied by Entec. The handy size of the Wing meant he could use it for focusing onstage at the festivals.
Niall has been working with Entec for around 15 years as a freelance and now as a client and comments, “It’s an absolutely wonderful, very friendly and efficient company. The service is excellent – nothing is too much trouble and it doesn’t matter what size of rig you’re taking out, everyone enjoys the same impressive standards”.
He observes that as Entec also enjoys a good relationship with other hire companies, cross renting items as needed is rarely a problem.
“They are always there for you and the whole team really cares about every aspect of a project with which they are involved”.
Entec Project Manager Noreen O’Riordan says, “It really is a pleasure to work with all involved in Portishead including production manager Mick Brown. They are a tightknit team of creative professionals who have a lot of fun along the way, and we look forward to working with them all again soon”.
Photo credit: Pete Finn