Production Designer Guy Pavelo of GP-SK Design has won acclaim for the visuals he and Steve Kidd created for Drake’s recent Summer 16 and The Boy Meets World arena tours. Asked about what the acquisition will bring to his trick bag, Pavelo says… (Read More PLSN )
June 2017, Guy Pavelo of GP-Design worked for GMT at the official opening ceremony of an international exhibition Astana Expo-2017 “Energy of the Future” in Kazakhstan.
The opening ceremony was attended by 20 heads of states and governments, including representatives of Russia, China, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Mongolia, Armenia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the King of Spain, as well as representatives of other CIS countries and countries outside the CIS (PR Newswire).
Focusing on the design of alternative energy sources and green technologies, the exhibition presents the best energy saving technologies and the latest developments in the field of alternative energy.
Drake, Playboi Carti and Migos Performance at the Adult Swim Upfront Event, New York City’s Terminal 5.
Concept by OVO Production team.
Scenic fabrication, creative and technical design, conceptual execution by GP-SK Design.
Currently one of the world’s biggest music artists, Drake is selling-out arenas around the globe. Following a hugely successful tour of North America, the show was brought to Europe.
Tour Director and Designer, Steve Kidd, and Lighting Director and Designer, Guy Pavelo, have both worked with Drake for more than five years, providing the designs for multiple tours, and use PRG to supply lighting and video technology for the tour worldwide, working with Curry Grant in North America, and Yvonne Donnelly Smith and Stefaan Michels for Europe.
Barco and High End Systems are providing their AV solutions to help create a mind-blowing visual spectacular for rap artist and songwriter Drake’s current North concert tour. The company is part of team led by lighting designer Guy Pavelo and tour director Steve Kidd of GP-SK Design & Production. (Light & Sound America)
Drake has Guy Pavelo and Steve Kidd of GP-SK Design & Production to thank for the lighting and production of the show, as the hanging globes were a nice touch and provided fresh aesthetic offerings… ( by )
Guy Pavelo: “When Steve and I first saw the MMS on top of the 30K projector, we thought it looked fantastic. It’s providing a plethora of stunning, previously unachievable laser effects on Drake. Initially, we planned to use the system to highlight a couple of numbers, but decided to make it a core element of the show due to its versatility and incredible effects-generating capabilities. We were able to push it even further with the integrated media server function, manipulating aspects independently on different layers of the same content, for an even bigger bonus…” (Barco, a global technology company)
Led by world-renowned Lighting Designer Guy Pavelo and Tour Director Steve Kidd of GP-SK Design & Production, the Drake “Summer Sixteen” tour represents a massive undertaking in audiovisual theatrics. The artist came to the table with some highly imaginative show elements in mind, requiring a mammoth production effort: an expansive stage and set design, an 86’ curved video wall, and a Kinetic system comprising hundreds of custom LED spheres.” (Pressreleasepoint)
Aesthetically, Summer Sixteen is one of Drake’s most ambitious productions. He deviates from his usual sparse set-up and incorporates floating colored orbs, screen projections and background dancers during the show… (Review by Billboard)
This live production is truly sensational…the massive stage looked like the Death Star hangar, with banks of lights, ramps and a gorgeous curved screen running the length of the stage. The visual gem of the show, though, is the blanket of lighted globes obscuring the arena ceiling. They’re a cool enough effect when stationary, but when Drake burst into “Hotline Bling,” it was almost impossible to watch him reproduce the silly dance moves from the song’s video because of the attention-grabbing globes, which began see-sawing in the air. (Review of the Atlanta, GA show by Melissa Ruggieri)