CASE STUDY: Music and Lyrics

upLIGHT was tapped to help Castle Rock Pictures and the producers of Music & Lyrics, starring Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, create a full-on, pop-concert stage set for the movie’s penultimate scene: a concert sequence set in New York’s Madison Square Garden. We provided a suite of design, visualization, and programming services, and specified a series of circular truss rigs with over two hundred and fifty automated fixtures. The control system was fully integrated with the rest of the production elements, with over one hundred cues fired by time code to insure a frame-accurate rendering of the design with each take. The result was a highly successful depiction of a young pop star’s New York show that was the scenic climax of the movie.