Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio
Four To One Studio

Well before the advent of WYSIWYG visualisation programmes, we created the Four To One Studio to help designers in the process of preparing and programming a lighting system ahead of production rehearsals. Based under a railway arch in South London, we built a quarter scale stage complete with rigging and flying systems, lightweight mini-beam trusses, risers, musical instruments, a sound system, even a set of miniature costumed rock stars! - every element that you might find in a normal size rock show. For the lighting we used MR16 bulbs in little Birdie fixtures, and quarter scale profiles and strobe lights. Everything was controlled through a full size programmable lighting board. Using this kit of parts we were able to create very realistic lighting rigs and stage sets, which we used not just to programme our light shows, but also to show to clients and technical crews so they had a clear understanding of what their show would eventually look like. Dire Straights even filmed their promo video for Calling Elvis at the studio! The company was eventually sold to Showtec in Germany where it continues to work to this day.