ON LX were back on Worthy Farm for the Glastonbury Festival to bring the Greenpeac's 18 metre tall rave Tree to life.
ON LX provided networking, video and lighting control and remote control solution that animated Greenpeace Field and Tree by automating fixtures and mapping thousands of LED’s.
Ctrl Suite acted as the core of the system allowing the production team to control lighting, visual content, select video sources and view system status for daytime through a custom web interface on mobile, tablets or through Ctrl for iPad with no lighting or video knowledge.
This user-friendly system allowed updates to be made quickly and easily in real-time without taking the system offline.
The installation included a number of interactive elements that allowed punters to interact with the Field and the Tree including pressure sensors and buttons to trigger audio and lighting effects. This was a powerful and interactive method to communicate Greanpeace’s campaign idea.
The majority of these sensors were based on custom code written by Bailes+Light’s Barri Mason. The code ran across multiple Raspberry Pi’s, detected GPIO changes and fired OSC commands to Ctrl Suite that triggered the wider installation to react alongside the local elements.
Each evening the system seamlessly switched over to give full control to operators on lighting consoles and touring VJ’s with external video inputs. Ctrl Suite's tight integration with DMX nodes, 3rd party software and media servers resulted in smooth operation on the day.
Alongside the big looks created for the Tree during DJ sets and ambient sessions, a 15-minute timecoded light and laser show was programmed by ON LX to run each night between changeovers involving a wide range of atmospheric effects.
To find out more information about ON LX’s turn-key solutions, Ctrl Suite and Ctrl for iPad software platforms, or to discuss a future project get in touch.