“It was a pleasure to work on production for this show as I have always been a fan of the design and energy behind X Factor” says Production Manager Nathan Dunbar “We were tasked with helping to create a 'backstage' feel as requested by the client to keep with the aesthetic of the main show".
The three P3 video screens made up of 180 panels were from SXS’ own screen stock, driven by our custom playback systems racks. Camera content, custom backgrounds and video playback were seamlessly controlled utilising the powerful Analog Way Ascender 32 4k multi format switcher.
Sound was also provided from SXS’ audio department, with a brand new Yamaha QL1 system and Dante Rio Rack being selected to mix both front of house and Sennheiser in-ear monitoring systems. FOH PA was our favourite Martin Audio system including Martin W8LM line array, W8LMD coupled with WS218X double-18” subs.
To provide an awe-inspiring lighting spectacle that echoed the quality of the main show, we used fixtures from Chauvet and Elation, including the versatile Maverick Hybrid and Platinum Beam fixtures. We also utilised WELL fit wireless LED uplighters around the room to seamlessly wash the space with colour. Avolites consoles were chosen as the perfect control system for the rig.
The result was an excellent party that fully embraced the backstage theme, and hosted performances from X Factor favourites such as Fleur East.