Projecting The Ceremonies

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Landed in Toronto yesterday and even at the airports there was a buzz about the forthcoming 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics then flew into Montreal, complete with snow on the ground and felt even more wintry and all set for watching skiing and bobsleighing and hurling and of course ice hockey!

The Live Design blog has picked up a couple of good stories and if you are interested in how they do opening ceremonies these days (think the amazing Beijing Olympics 2008 opening and closing ceremonies) it’s well worth a read.

Live Design rumoured the following…

  • Patrice Bouqueniaux, of E/T/C/ London Paris, is doing the video systems design and controls for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, twelve Victory Ceremonies, and the Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics
  • “Although the projections, which are thought to be a significant part of the Ceremonies’ design, are under wraps until after the Opening Ceremony begins, Panasonic is the Official Audio Visual Worldwide Partner for the Olympics and have announced that they are supplying an ASTROVISION Large Screen Display System and RAMSA Audio Systems onsite”
  • At BC Place, Panasonic has installed three LED video screens with a total display area of 2,615sq-ft.
  • “We also hear that Solotech is supplying more than 60 Christie Digital Roadster HD projection systems for the Ceremonies”
  • Video content is rumored to be coming from Australian company Spinifex Group, known for producing video content for giant sporting events like the 2007 Rugby World Cup

Live Design also bets that system design and control will be E/T/C/ Audiovisuel’s OnlyView in3D.

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