It may well have been a German celebration in London after Bayern Munich lifted this year’s Champions League Trophy at Wembley in May — but it was still the Dutch that laid on the best party.
Commissioned by production company, oil for live communication, Focus Amsterdam helped rig a VIP Room for 1200 invited guests of the sponsor in the famous stadium’s Great Hall — creating a spectacular and highly original hospitality environment.
Focus provided rigging, video and supporting production — but the real challenge was with the lighting. The company lined the walls with white voile truss and turned to 110 of SGM P-5 wash lights for illumination.
In the centre was suspended a massive a black cloth coated circular truss measuring 20 meters in circumference, using 528 SGM 1-meter LT-100 LED tubes, along with other lighting fixtures and four Panasonic projectors. Here it was possible to send all live Twitter messages during the game, The globe was then replaced with a specially made 3.5m mirror and L-Acoustics speakers and subs were rigged for the DJ set.
Focus used a GrandMA light controller working with a d3 media server, so that the video content could be operated from the lighting board.
All in all this was an extremely imaginative production — thanks to the efforts of the 10-man Focus crew. The rig went up in five days, was used for four hours and was dismantled in just 12 hours.
Project Manager: Jacco van der Voort
Account Manager: Gerard Koster
Crew: Peter-Jaap, Tjeerd, Marco, Jolle, Niek, Richard, Maarten, Jesse, Wouter, Remco, Dave, Johannes