On Stage with 

Patrick Woodroffe

Patrick Woodroffe shares


Philips has gone On Stage with Lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe and Lighting director Cosmo Wilson. Both were followed during the Arnhem (The Netherlands) and Nürnberg (Germany) concerts of the famous AC/DC band on the ROCK OR BUST tour. The lighting design mainly includes Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 equipped with Philips MSR Gold 1200 FastFit, Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 equipped with Philips MSR Gold 1510 SA/DE and Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures equipped with Philips MSD Platinum 5 R.

MSD Platinum 5 R, MSR Gold 1200 FastFit, MSR Gold 1510 SA/DE at Rock or Bust concert AC/DC

Certain bulbs yellow over time and that would be the most frustrating thing for me. So I'm always looking for a bulb which temperature stays the same and has a long life. We make choices on the source of light. We can't have a bulb that lasts for 60 hrs and then throw it away.”


- Patrick Woodroffe and Cosmo Wilson

MSD Platinum 5 R, MSR Gold 1200 FastFit, MSR Gold 1510 SA/DE at Rock or Bust concert AC/DC

About Patrick Woodroffe


In this video Patrick talks about his work and the challenges he faces.


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Strong, colourways framed by the illuminated scenic arch
Dirty Deeds Done Cheap – strange and spooky!
A simple colour combination using the full overhead rig
White Sharpy beams enhance the lighting effects in Thunderstruck
The LED illuminates arch frame mimics the colour of the stage washes
A wonderful reverse shot with Brian and Angus to the fore and the audience in the background
Fierce red lighting with an array of Sharpy floor lights
The opening look of Highway To Hell
Bright multi-colour look for the final song in the set
Final pyro cue of the show after the band leaves the stage

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