XL Video supplied a projection system, Catalyst media servers and control, cameras and crew to the latest Florence + The Machine UK tour, once again working with visuals designer and video director, Richard Stembridge.
Stembridge was asked to present ideas for the influential and critically acclaimed band?s live show video early this year after they were impressed with his work on Arcade Fire. He collaborated very closely with Florence?s set and lighting designer Chris Bushell, and together they evolved a fresh, interesting live visuality for the show combining both mediums to great effect.
Stembridge has worked with XL Video on many previous projects and they are his first choice of supplier.
He comments, ?I've always used XL as their level of support is unsurpassable! Their approach to, and their ability to provide for the most unconventional of touring situations puts them way ahead in my opinion?.
Stembridge had only a week to create the video elements of the show, which meant a lot of additions and support from XL, where the tour was project managed by Jo Beirne and Phil Mercer. ?They came through every time,? he says.
Both Beirne and Mercer commented on how enjoyable it is to work with artists using video in more unusual and inventive contexts.