Artistic Direction & Creation, AV Integration: SDEI Spectacles
SDEI Spectacles relies on Modulo Player for new show at Legendia Park
Specializing in show production, French company SDEI Spectacles relied on Modulo Player, a media server solution by Modulo Pi, for the latest creation installed in the Legendia Parc theme park.
Based in the French region of Pays de la Loire, SDEI Spectacles offers turnkey shows to its clients with artistic creation, direction, and audiovisual integration.
When working on new shows for Terra Botanica (“The Peddler of Dreams”) and Legendia Parc (“The Wolves’ Hostel”), SDEI Spectacles chose Modulo Player, the versatile media server solution developed by Modulo Pi.
For each performance where video projection, music, light, and machinery are combined, Modulo Player centralizes all elements of the show.
Clément Evans, Artistic Direction Assistant and Modulo Player operator, explains: “Some theme parks like to have an audio player for the audio, a video player for the video, a show controller,… but if one of these systems breaks down, it doesn’t change the matter: the show cannot run. In my opinion, it doesn’t make sense to have so many devices. Modulo Player, it’s the turnkey solution that allows the centralization of the entire show. I’m now using it for all the new shows I design.”
In Legendia Parc,produced and directed by Christophe Dagobert, “The Wolves’ Hostel” show features several actors and a ghost on stage. The ghost appears through a projection made with an Epson EH-LS100 video-projector, and two 65’’ full HD displays from iiyama.
The 40-minutes show is entirely programmed and controlled through Modulo Player.
Music and sound effects are sent by Modulo Player in stereo through an RME Fireface 802 sound card, and then distributed over an 8 channels sound system. In addition, Modulo Pi’s turnkey solution controls an Enttec ODE Mk2 through Art-Net to handle lights.
The overall show is controlled through a dedicated user panel which was designed in Modulo Player. While most of the show is programmed and available in a playlist, the stage manager can launch some sequences live whenever needed.
Clément Evans, who has been working with Modulo Player since 2016, explains: “When the need for complex show control arose, we immediately opted for Modulo Player as it’s a reliable, user-friendly and versatile system. By synchronizing the entire show, it allows us to have only one person and one intelligence in charge, which helps us simplify the process, and also reduce our costs.”
Legendia Parc is a 33-hectare animal park located close to Nantes, France. The park offers live shows to feature the magic of stories and legends.
More info: legendiaparc.com