Korean TV calls for Robe
KOREA: A pair of popular South Korean music television shows have called on Robe's BMFL Blade moving lights to aid their visuals. Music Bank and Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketch Book ? both produced by and aired on the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) network ? had lighting designed by Kim Jung Hyun, with the BMFL Blade fixtures provided by rental company, RGB.
Both shows are recorded at the TS15 studios in Seoul with a live audience of around 300. Mr Kim used 24 BMFL Blades for Music Bank and 16 fixtures to light a recent episode of Sketch Book. In each case, the BMFL Blades were hired-in allowing him to thoroughly test and assess their impact on the lighting scheme.
Mr Kim is one of KBS's top LDs and was keen to try the BMFL Blades in situ, after hearing so much about them, and having used Robe products regularly in his work for some time. He used most of the BMFL Blade's features and functionality during the shows, including gobos, dimming, colour mixing, the CT whites and the zoom, and reportedly came to the conclusion that the lights were a huge enhancement to the rig for all styles and tempos of music.
The challenges of lighting Music Bank include switching at a moment's notice to light a different genre of music. For Sketch Book, a variety of different sources and approaches are needed to light the 'magazine' elements of the programme as well as the live performances.
'Overall they are fantastic high quality products,' commented Mr Kim, adding that he believes 'quality' has become synonymous with the Robe brand, and particularly with the BMFL range.