‘Nieuwe Honden’ (New Dogs) is the largest annual production of the Arts, Theatre and Media department of the Vista College in Heerlen. The Pop Music and Drama students share the stage together in this production. Supplemented with video content and matching light & sound, they form the basis for this production.
All in all, 100 people are working in front of, behind and on the screens. Collaboration is the central theme in this production and that means that everyone is dependent on each other and that requires a lot of communication. This cooperation not only takes place within Art, Theatre and Media, but also with various other courses within Vista College, such as Catering and Enforcement, Supervision and Safety.
The Vista College, formerly Arcus, and Highlite have been working together for a long time now. Lecturer Wesley Houben can be found regularly at Highlite for testing new products or brainstorming with a product specialist. The Vista College also has a selection of Showtec, Infinity, DMT andOdin by DAP products in its large auditorium and miniature theatres.
For this production they used 80 units of the DMT Premiere Series PS4.6N which is a high performance rental panel for in and outdoor applications. Due to the 4.6mm pixel pitch the recommended viewing distance to the screen is approximately 5 meter. Therefore they are very well suited for medium stages and events. For rigging they used 18 DMT double rigging bars for Premiere Series and 2 single rigging bars for Premiere series. Each rigging bar has a safety factor of 1:10, is linkable very easily and uses Maxmags.
Additionally, they used 6 Infinity Furion S601 Profile and 5 Infinity Furion S401 spots. The Infinity Furion Series is equipped with advanced technology to receive the best possible performance and motor control with which you will be able to produce very fast as well as very slow, precise movements. They also used 20 Infinity iW-741 RDM fixtures, which is a compact power-pack which is equipped with 7 RGBW 40W Osram LEDs.
For controlling all these fixtures they used the Infinity Chimp 300.G2 and for extending the flexibility of the Chimp they also used the Infinity Banana Wing, which offers operators 20 extra playback faders and will release 2 extra universes on top of the Chimp’s capabilities.
The photos were taken during Nieuwe Honden 2020, an edition that looked different because of the Covid measures: 30 people in the audience and a live-stream.