Video Equipment List
Five mini cameras with composite video output at least three with reversible flip out LCD screens.
Suitable slim tripod stands and adjustable 'magic arm' type mountings
with Arri superclamps for mounting the cameras. Microphone stands with suitable screw adaptors are often the best solution. All mounts should be equipped with ball levelling heads for ease of adjustment.
Vision mixer with synchronised inputs and freeze facility. A four input mixer is adequate if equipped with a changeover on the input of one channel. The Panasonic MX20 or AV55 are best but if not available an MX50 can be used.
Lighting for video effects:
Three 'minipar' or similar lights with dimmers for use at the video effects position. Small 'anglepoise' type desk lamps can also be used.
Minimum of two small monitors. These should be between 9 and 14" and have video inputs and looped outputs.
Large video projector required to throw an image onto a screen at the rear of the stage. The screen should be as large as possible normally at least 7 meters wide. The light output of the projector should be as high as possible. The Barco ELM12 with 12,000 lumen output is best. If this is not available the projector used should be at least 7000 lumens (Barcodata 9600 or similar). This projector must be placed so that the noise of its fans is not obtrusive for the audience.
It is advisable to use a timebase corrector and distribution amplifier to feed the output to the projector.
Video artist position:
Two large tables are required for the video artist on stage right. (These carry the mixing and preview equipment and a camera, lights and large water bowl to create the video effects.)
Ample audio, video and mains (power) cabling as required. This should include 5 long video cables (30 meters)
One microphone for amplification of the watergong and water effects. A wireless microphone system should be used for the voices of the conductor and puppeteer.
1 meter square blue spotlight
0.3 meter square blue spotlight (covering typewriter only). A spotlight must be placed in the stand of the water basin, facing up, to illuminate the basin.
2 by 3 meter spotlight (bright).
1.2 meter square blue spotlight. Bright spotlight placed on the floor or on a stand next to position 4.
0.8 by 2 meter blue and red spotlights.
The podium must be lit with a bright spot the same size and shape of the podium. The condtcor's score must also be lit.
All lights, including those on the musicians' stands, must be controllable for dimming and blacking out.