NASHVILLE, TN Friday Feb.6.2004 /netmusiccountdown.com/ --
With rehearsals underway for the BROOKS & DUNN Red Dirt Road Tour, which kicks off Feb. 12 in Redding, Pennsylvania, the take-it-to-the-places-we've-skipped show is ramping up the technology and finding subtle ways to bring nuance to the duo. To do so theyıv brought on board iVdeo engineer, Mike Bischof plus the boys are importing internationally-award-winning Irish video director Chris Keating known for his work with Rod Stewart, U2, Kylie Minogue, Bon Jovi, and Beyonce among others for the tour.
"We're using two screens this year that're 12 1/2 by 16 feet -- which combined is the size of the screen from last year," says Bischof. "The goal now
is to draw people in rather than grab them and drag them. The technology and Chris' direction is going to bring out a lot of the underlying things that the
guys are which should be pretty cool. It's everything you know about Brooks &
Dunn, but cast in a whole new way."
B&D are also the first country act enlisting High End's Katalyst System and LA-based system engineer Michael Hanson to create effects on this year's video material. The system has been previously employed by Metallica, Queensryche, Peter Gabriel, Rush and Incubus -- and it changes images through color, shape, solarization, perspective and overall texture, making the obvious suggestive and recasting contexts of known images.
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