NEWTON enabling low profile rail cam in front of the stage, without disturbing the show for the 10.000 people in the on site audience

Event / Project

Melodifestivalen 2017 was the 57th edition of the annual Swedish music competition, selecting the entry of Sweden to the Eurovision Song Contest later in the year. These ambitious qualifications consist of a 6 live show tour around the country and in 2017 this took place between 4 February and 11 March. Organized and broadcast by the Swedish state television (SVT), these events on average have 3.3 million TV viewers, a third of the country’s population, ranking these shows as the most watched programs on Swedish television.

Production

Ljud och Bildmedia is a Swedish rental house for film/TV production and for this project they mounted NEWTON on Egripment’s G-Track system with a telescopic tower travelling along a 20 meter rail track between the seat rows of the audience.

The following year, in 2018, another Swedish rental house, Dagsljus, brought their NEWTON on the Melodifestivalen tour and set up a 10 meter long rail with telescopic dolly, between the stage and the seated audience. This gave the technical director access to a moving and panning low angle camera right in front of the performers, without disturbing the line of sight for other cameras nor the audience.

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