A team of BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance have won an industry-led competition at the prestigious PLASA London exhibition. The AED/High End Hogfactor competition saw teams having to programme the lighting for Queen’s ‘Radio Gaga’ in a visualisation suite with a model of AED’s PLASA stand using the Hog 4 offline editor.

They then had 30 minutes to take a pre-programmed show file, put it into a real Hog 4 desk on the stand then update the showfile and perform their design in front of industry experts including Ollie Metcalfe (Lighting Designer for Muse), Ross Williams (Emmy Award winning Lighting Designer) and Frank Schotman from AED.

The winning team consisted of Creating Lighting and Control students Joe Lott, Harrison Routledge, Josh Palmer, Matt Kemp and Matt Maller. The judges commented that the winning Rose Bruford College team “lit the song well and had a sophisticated approach to programming”. The prize was a brand new Hedgehog console which was presented to the team by Rose Bruford College Honorary Fellow and Flying Pig founder Nick Archdale.

Rachel Nicholson, Programme Director for Creative Lighting Control and Performance Sound said:

 “This was a fantastic event and a great opportunity to get feedback from industry professionals. We would like to thank David March from AED and High End for organising the event. We can't wait to get practicing on our new console ready to defend the title next year!”