For the first time in over 27 years Jeff Lynne's ELO performed a full length concert - headlining the BBC Radio 2 Festival in Hyde Park for 50,000 fans. Tim worked with Potion Pictures to create bespoke video content for the show and a semi circular mask was added to the front of the festivals huge LED screen to give an ELO UFO edge. Tim also utilised 6 tall semi-circular trusses to frame the stage and designed a full concert lighting show with no production rehearsals and all programmed off site in his virtual lighting studio.
The show was critically acclaimed in all the UK press and was shown live on BBC television and stayed in the top ten programmes on the Iplayer service. A historic night and a pleasure to be involved with something and someone so legendary.
This was Gary Barlows first full solo arena tour and was designed to be both intimate and epic. The oval stage kept GB close to his musicians while the 100' moving video screen gave a huge sense of scale going wider than the majority or touring arena shows. Classy epic looks gave this show its signature feel without ever dominating what was important - the music.
Tim utilised the latest in moving lights to create contemporary looks as well as creating an epic 27m wide LED chandelier to crown Gary whilst he played in the middle of the arena for his B stage piano solo medley.
Tim was appointed lighting designer for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Working for Jack Morton Worldwide, Tim created 2 very different looking shows in 2 stadiums on opposite sides of the city of Glasgow. Tim received great support from lighting manufacturer Robe Lighting and integrated over 500 of their fixtures into his design including the first ever use of their new signature unit the BMFL.
Tim looked after all the broadcast and event lighting liasing with both the host broadcast service and the needs of the production. Using a rig much smaller than ceremonies had used before Tim was still able to create stunning large scale lighting looks with a fraction of the equipment normally used.
Held at Glasgow's new Hydro Arena, this multi act show was directed and produced by Kim Gavin and promoted by DF Concerts. Featuring an eclectic mix of scottish acts and headline act Nile Rodgers the show was shown on the BBC and Sky. The show also presented the Ryder Cup Teams and their wives to the audience as well as some amazing collaborations featuring a full orchestra. Tim looked after both the lighting for the live event and as lighting director for the television broadcast.
Tim created 3 stage designs and a fringe festival themed environment for this 2 day music festival at the Victoria Warehouses in Manchester. Shown live across the BBC and featuring dozens of acts - this was a truly unique festival. The main stage featured an obzocky asymetrical lighting rig reflecting the branches of trees in the festivals logo matched with 2 twenty foot huge trees decked out in upcycled retro lighting.
An amazing opportunity to design a number of uniquely different looking stages for broadcast and live music in a one of a kind venue.
This special one off show for BBC Radio 2 was shot at the BBC Radio Theatre to be shown online and the BBC's Red Button service. Featuring a mix of new music from their new album "III" and a host of the bands classic tracks - this was an unusually intimate setting for a band known for their huge productions - the atmosphere was incredible. Tim created a bespoke look transforming the venue with LED triangles made by Light Initiative to tie in the with album title.
A 2 hour mix of immersive theatre, spectacle and of course great pop songs - this is Take Thats first UK Arena tour in some time and Tim was thrilled to be asked to design the lighting for the band who are well known for their epic production values. Featuring one of the biggest lighting rigs ever seen for a UK Arena tour, the show required a mix of theatrical subtlety mixed with huge contemporary concert looks... Read more here