The spectacular event, created by Marco Balich and his all-female creative team, captured the essence of Saudi Arabia through an adventurous 10-year old lead character, Leila, symbolising the next generation of Saudis who will experience the realities of the changing kingdom, established by Vision 2030.
CT was commissioned by our client Balich Worldwide Shows to provide site-wide projection for the large scale unforgettable event.
CT used 89 Panasonic RZ-31k and 21K projectors and Epson EB-L1755U laser projectors with ultra-short throw lenses to span across a 4,400sqm projection surface which included four hills, a lake and a sandpit.
The stage had multiple projected scenic reveals including an inflatable Fort, a revealing gauze house from beneath the field of play, an inflatable hand and hot air balloon which moved position during the show.
The biggest challenge was projecting onto the moving scenic elements as there was a risk they could be affected by varying wind speeds and direction. CT’s Disguise operators were always on standby to make real-time adjustments to projection lineup as the scenic elements revealed themselves during the show.
CT provided BlackTrax real-time tracking technology which was integrated into the technical solution to track performers and scenic elements throughout the show. Stocks, advises, “In the stadium catwalk, a redundant camera system was installed consisting of 14 BlackTrax Prime 41 cameras and 6 Disguise Omnical cameras. BlackTrax was used to track 14 moving Discs on the field of play, projecting content during a large choreographed element of the show. BlackTrax was also integrated into the lighting design and was used for tracking Leila for the duration of the show, and a total of 60 beacons were used to track performers, horses and scenic elements.”
CT also delivered a full site-wide monitor system, including our new Birddog A200 PTZ cameras allowing production, stage management and creatives a full overview of the site
during the rehearsals and show.