Following the Million Dollar Piano in 2011, we wanted to capture a more, clean and contemporary feel whilst keeping a sense of scale and grandeur. In an Elton show, it is important to keep the focus on the centre area where the piano is. A large video rake upstage gave a low background to Elton and the band without blocking the site line from behind. A 40ft diameter chandelier hung above the stage and was created from custom made LED crystals. This would be able to receive video signal to change colour and texture through the show. The chandelier had a kinetic element that allowed it to change shape during the show.
Photos by Todd Kaplan