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New short film looks at hassles of Pink Floyd concert lighting Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013

A Bad Day At The OfficeA film-maker fan of Pink Floyd has created a 12-minute animated film based on the tribulations of the band’s lighting director at Detroit's Olympia Stadium, 23rd June 1973. The film, entitled 'Bad Day At The Office', features new, tongue in cheek, animation based on an actual recording of Floyd lighting designer Arthur Max grappling with the technical challenge of working with a brand-new follow-spot crew.

At the time, the venue policy was to use only in-house staff who were more used to covering ice hockey events. The film shows an animated version of Arthur Max having to lick his adhoc team into shape on the hoof, and is accompanied by a live rendition of Obscured by Clouds. Some of you will have heard the audio of this during the fourth of the six part Capital Radio Pink Floyd Story from 1976/77, and will know just how amusing it is as Max figuratively pulls his hair out at the people running the lighting.

Directed by animator Cliff Port and produced by Simone Kay, the world premiere for 'Bad Day at the Office' will be at this year's sold out Glastonbury Festival, in the Pilton Palais Cinema, on Friday 28th June at 11.30pm. As and when we hear of further screenings we will let you know.

 
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