Lighting designer Tom Kinane deployed a grand total of 12 BB7s during the three-week shoot at Granada TV in Manchester. The fixtures – which were used for low-level effects lighting – were driven, along with all other LED lightsources and surfaces, from a Whole Hog 3 lighting console.
Kinane also used 80 i-Pix Satellites on the show for set dressing, and some BB4s as side washes.
“Creatively, the whole lighting idea was to mimic those big reality TV show looks, with lots of colour and movement, and plenty of depth of field for the cameras,” explained Kinane.
Equipment for the show came from HSL, Automated Lighting and Granada’s own stock.
The BB7 made its international debut earlier this year when it was specified for Radiohead’s latest world tour.