50thanniversary of the Bowl "Rockwiz" spectacular http://www.sbs.com.au/rockwiz/ "Renegade" films upped the anti once again. The first Rockwiz gig outside of the "Gershwin" room was at the "forum" theatre, then they filled the "palais" with a Christmas special. This time they took it to the "Sidney Myer musc bowl" as part of the 50th year celebration. Talk about ambitious; lighting, sound and Art dept. crews bumping in after the M.S.O. finished at 11pm. The next day we flew through the rehearsals and went straight into the show. It is all a bit different for most crews as it is a mix of live show and tv. The set pieces and contestants have to be positioned relative to various camera's , some of which have a set focus. Apparently it all went very well and even to schedule. (we were back stage moving set pieces between acts so i didnt catch much of the show) In one of the pics we can see Leon relishing the role of staging co-ordinator. You will also notice that the "rockwiz" contestant desks and signs are dwarfed in the huge bowl stage.
Late 08 we did a "M & M's commercial for "Fiction films". Red had left his outer shell in the washing , ruining the other garments. We contracted a latex specialist " Electra" to build us the suits. It was all shot in a dressed location and the characters were added in later by computer. Trevor the "gaffa" can be seen in the B/G doing his normal lighting tweaking.