XL Video Supplies The BRITs 2013

XL Video supplied LED screens, projection, camera, PPU and screen management system for The BRIT Awards 2013 with MasterCard, staged at London’s O2 Arena and presented by James Corden.


It’s the eleventh consecutive year that XL (and Production Manager Paul Wood) have been involved as Video supplier for the high profile annual Music Awards, again working with BRIT Awards Productions (Papilo) and BRITs TV.

This year’s show featured show-stopping live performances from Muse, Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Taylor Swift, Emeli Sande and One Direction amongst others.

Peter Bingemann’s set design included a dynamic backdrop of three dimensional Ribbons of varying sizes, half of which were simple light boxes and half were “Video Ribbons” using a total of 120 square metres of Pixled FX-11 LED tiles to fill them.

The main stage screen – which flew out to allow band entrances and exits – was made from Absen 6 mm LED and measured 6 metres wide by 10 metres high.

During band changeovers, a 6 metre wide by 3.5 metre high ‘closedown’ screen built from Lighthouse 12mm LED screen and 3 video ribbons flew in downstage whilst Awards were presented on the B Stage in the middle of the audience.

For One Direction, XL supplied the two LED screens needed for an oversized scenic pinball machine on which the UK’s number one boy band performed. A five metre square section of Barco NX6 (6 mm resolution) formed the Scoreboard, and the playfield floor was made up of Pixled F12 (12mm resolution) 3 metres wide by 6 metres high.

Two eight metre wide by 4.5 metre high Lighthouse R7 screens were supplied in the standard stage left and right positions, with four 16’ x 9’ ‘repeater’ projection screens positioned around the O2 Arena to ensure that everyone had a good view of the stage action and nominations’ packages.

Photos: David Morrell

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