In the case of TSR’s 72sqm virtual ‘blue box’ studio – commissioned by a mobile phone television company to produce news, sport and weather forecast programmes for its network – a Jester 24 console is being used to control a digital camera and 24 DMX softlights.
Canal 9 TV’s new studio, meanwhile, features another Jester 24 console and five Betapack 3 dimmers from Zero 88, along with 24 tungsten fresnel cyclo lights and 12 DMX softlights.
“Since its launch in 2005, the Jester range has found a home in thousands of educational, theatrical and TV installations throughout Europe,” Claire House, marketing manager at Zero 88, told II. “Offering multiple playback options, the Jesters are also popular amongst rental and production companies, becoming the console of choice for venues at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in both 2006 and 2007. With the recent introduction of the ML consoles to the range (which feature the ability to control up to 30 moving lights), the Jester range continues to go from strength to strength.”