The entertainment industry is a very special sector. As with all forms of art, its purpose is to capture attention, create emotions and make the public wonder. If we consider screens above all as powerful communication tools. They can also be used as an element of decoration.
They can also be used in the entertainment world. Beyond the retransmission, they can also be integrated as an element of the scenography itself. Thus, acts have the possibility of mixing live and digital entertainment. The screen solutions offer so many possibilities that they allow the show to be taken to another dimension to create illusions, deceive the eye and make the viewer dream.
Thus, faced with the emergence of digital, the performing arts have the possibility of adapting. Moreover, from the moment digital technology intervenes in stage production, we speak of augmented spectacle.
SCREENS AND GAMES OF LIGHT
Since the dawn of time, man has been fascinated by the play of light. Already before our era, we are aware of Chinese shadow shows more than a century BC. Then we tamed the mirrors and repaired, them to then control and direct the beams of light. We have also learned to control the light to generate it and to vary it. Finally, we managed to capture it and retransmit it, which will give birth to the cinema. Lighting has always played a major role in theatrical or musical performances.
It is in this relationship to light that lies the strength of digital screens. Indeed, they offer great freedom in the field of animation and the management of luminous atmosphere. Using light brings a new aesthetic dimension and the screens allow a different control of this concerning the projection. This is why artists have taken over digital technology and screens for their creations. They bring different, animated light sources in which the artist can thus register and interact.
DIGITAL SCREENS AS STAGE SETS
The use of screens in the background goes back a few years. They are found in particular in many cabarets or on television sets. However, now they are not limited to that.SMD Screens solutions have evolved, they no longer necessarily need to be fixed to the wall and can have any shape.
Thus, we can witness the use of cubes or animated spheres on stage with which the artists interact. Even more, we can also observe the use of mobile panels broadcasting video decorations which give more life to the scene. The screens thus make it possible to give the impression of visually decompartmentalizing the stage space.
In addition, unlike projection, LED screens to have the advantage of not being subject to the risk of interference in the light beam and of being less dependent on a precise installation. They also make it possible to broadcast any type of video content, 3D animation, and then, the next second, serve as a simple light source or disappear in the dark.
LED SCREENS AS PART OF THE SHOW
Screens on stage are no longer just passive and used for the simple diffusion of decorative elements. They can also play a full role in the show. We then speak of digital live performance. During these, we can see the artists, the dancers interact with the screens. The animations respond to the movements of the artist and he synchronizes to the nearest second with the screen to give the illusion of symbiosis between the real and the virtual.
We have all seen this new dance or even magic shows in which the screen plays a central role. We are thus witnessing the birth of new types of spectacle being born. Representations that mix genres and integrate the notion of digital arts. We then speak of an augmented spectacle that breaks down barriers and integrates the virtual into the real.