Telemiracle Telethon in Canada Lit with Robert Juliat Fixtures
SASKATOON, SK, Canada - Telemiracle, the annual telethon in Saskatchewan, Canada that raises awareness and funds for the Kinsmen Foundation, marked its 41st year with a 21-hour, commercial-free live broadcast from TCU Place, Saskatoon's Arts and Convention Centre. The show's lighting designer, Slobodan Marin, gave new punch to the telecast with Robert Juliat Dalis 862 Footlights.
The Kinsmen Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization that assists Saskatchewan people to acquire special needs equipment and access to medical treatment. Telemiracle alternates between Regina and Saskatoon annually and aired on the province’s CTV affiliates.
This year Slobodan Marin, who has served as Lighting Director for the past four telethons, stepped up to the role of Lighting Designer. The post was held previously by Linus MacDonald, who remained on board as Set Designer.
Robert Juliat’s innovative front-edge stage light, the Dalis 862 Footlight, made its first appearance at Telemiracle this year. The fixture features 48 patented asymmetric reflectors in a double row. Marin deployed two Dalis 862 as “bottomkickers,” which were particularly effective in “covering areas where the hats of country singers made shadows on their faces,” he explains. Marin also used them in a strobing mode with the moving lights to create effects across the stage when telethon totals were announced.