WACKIT

Two side by side competitions for Professional and Student Lighting Designers and Programmers in the UK and Ireland

Here are the Wackit Winners!

WACKIT Contest organisers CAST Group of Companies, Claypaky and Durham and Jennie Marenghi are pleased to announce the winners of the virtual lighting competition held over the past few months and judged by our VIP LD panel of Paule Constable, Davy Sherwin and David Bishop, chaired by Durham Marenghi.   The First place winners in both Professional and Student categories will receive a £1000 Amazon Voucher, a trip for two to Claypaky in Bergamo when travel restrictions allow, a 12 month licence for WYSIWYG Perform, and Claypaky and CAST merchandising. Second place winners receive a £500 Amazon Voucher, a trip to Claypaky in Bergamo when travel restrictions allow, a 9 month licence for WYSIWYG Perform and Claypaky and CAST merchandising. Our Third place winners receive a 6 months licence for WYSIWYG Perform and Claypaky and CAST merchandising.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS and Thankyou to all who took part.

Professional Category

Nick Humphrey


The judges said:
Builds well – the cueing through it was good and the progression of ideas well delivered and it pulls back to the organ – so story keeps going – pretty realistic, good movie – lots of falling effects – well thought out & well executed.

Professional Category

Kris Goodman


The judges said: 
Strong relationship to the music and very detailed, beautifully cued – repeated motifs were good – would have been fun for the audience- good use of rig, big audience looks – good programming and dynamics – nice to see the performers lit – nice accents and some great cues.

Professional Category

David Howard


The judges said:
Good looks, programming and movie – good dynamics and scenic use – interesting and engaging use of effects with musical figures – nicely executed.

Student Category

Kris Plummer


The judges said:
Opening steps are really good – lots of trust and simplicity, the build to yellow sweeps and headlights meets the music really well – really strong rhythms and shapes and a sense of delivering something, builds tension well – good creativity, decent looks, great timing and original, good use of scenic elements, good programming – an accomplished and detailed piece of work – this design had very original effects and delivered near perfect translation of the track to lighting.

Student Category

Guy Knox-Holmes


The judges said:
Keeps flowing and moving – well cued and put together – loved the first section of O Fortuna, built tension well – kept the sense of a motor – nice intro, nice build, big looks and big ending – good balance of music and lighting – there were some great looks – I’ve seen far worse professionally!

Student Category

Joshua Harriette


The judges said:
Beautifully abstract – respects the music – sense of breath and air I haven’t seen in anything else – good atmospheric intro – intriguing start (from above & behind) – sensitive & dramatic – a really different approach – a very sensitive entry.

Here are the Wackit Finalists!

Alec Morris

Category: Professional

Chris Sayce

Category: Professional

Joshua Smith

Category: Student

Nick Humphrey

Category: Professional

David Howard

Category: Professional

William Hayman

Category: Student

Kris Goodman

Category: Professional

Alex Bevan

Category: Professional

Joel Luther-Braun

Category: Student

Liam Griffiths

Category: Professional

Berta Pibernat Trias

Category: Professional

David Jones

Category: Student

Guy Knox-Holmes

Category: Student

Rachael McCutcheon

Category: Professional

Kris Plummer

Category: Student

Joshua Harriette

Category: Student

Leo Wittwer

Category: Student

Jack Dartford

Category: Student

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About WACKIT

Claypaky and CAST Group of Companies are excited to present the WACKIT competition, based on a concept by Lighting Designer Durham Marenghi and his partner Jennie.

Wysiwyg And Claypaky Kept Indoors Try-out!

Two side by side competitions for Professional and Student Lighting Designers and Programmers, with the Prestigious Participation of these Top LDs as Final Jury:

Paule Constable

David Bishop

Davy Sherwin

Durham Marenghi

Classic Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

wysiwyg view

Classic Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

real view

wysiwyg studio support…

The following design and rental houses around the UK and Ireland have now kindly offered the use of their studios in support of the competition from now until the 30th of January 2021 to anyone who wishes to enter the WACKIT competition but is without the computer power to do so.

Christie Lites

Coventry

Contact:
wackit@christielites.com

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HIGH RES

Dublin

Contact:
wackit@highres.one

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Midnight Lights

London

Contact:
wackit@midnightlights.co.uk

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Neg Earth Lights

London

Contact:
wackit@negearths.co.uk

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A big WACKIT THANKYOU to the following rental houses who, prior to the second lockdown in England, kindly offered the use of their studios in support of the competition but whose studios sadly remain unavailable to WACKIT, we wish them all a safe journey out of the current pandemic.

ADLIB

Liverpool / Glasgow

Color Sound Experiment

London

LCR

Darwen

General Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

• In order to participate in the contest, entrants must be residents of the UK or Ireland, age 18 and older. Employees of CAST, Claypaky and other partners involved in the contest, including their affiliates, and members of their family and/or household are ineligible to participate.
• Only one entry per person. Awards will be delivered to the same person.
• To enter the contest, you must be registered on the WACKIT web page
• You may only use wysiwyg R44 or above to produce your video.
• WACKIT will not accept any video which is not copyright free.
• By submitting your entry, you are confirming to CAST Software Ltd. (CAST) and Clay Paky S.p.A. (CP) that you are the owner of, or at least have all necessary rights to use and publish, any material you submit in all forms (video and audio, including credits), that you have the right to convey or transfer the content you are providing to CAST and CP, and you agree to the royalty-free use of your video for publishing and advertising purposes by CAST and CP. You also give CAST and CP the right to use your submitted content for the purposes of the WACKIT challenge, as well as for training and other purposes, related and unrelated to the contest, and that CAST and CP may post the link or otherwise make it available to others via its website or by other communications.
• Finalists will be contacted prior to the announcement.
• To win, YOU MUST deliver a digital copy (saved in wysiwyg) of your qualifying wysiwyg R44 file for review and verification by CAST.
• Winners will be announced at the end of February once WACKIT organizer completes this step.
• The Prizes are non-transferrable, non-exchangeable and are not redeemable for cash.
• The winner is solely responsible for ensuring appropriate reporting and payment of all expenses, taxes, and costs associated with acceptance and use of the prize according to the local law.