Two 40sq-m Barco SLite 14 screens are at The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, one of the venues hosting games for the World Cup. The contractor was Sony, and the integrator was Questek Advanced Technologies.
Two 30sq-m. Barco SLite 14 screens are at Orlando Soccer Stadium, which hosted the Kick Off Concert and served as a training facility prior to the games.
Tim Routledge programmed the stage lighting using an MA Lighting grandMA, while Gearhouse's Hugh Turner handled audience lighting from another grandMA. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
Lighting equipment for the Kick Off Concert was supplied by Gearhouse South Africa. The final three-hour section was broadcast live via the South African Broadcasting Company (SABC) and syndicated worldwide, reaching an estimated audience of up to a billion. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
More than 100 i-Pix Satellite and BB4 LED fixtures were used for the Kick-Off Concert. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
Other acts at the Kick Off Concert included The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Vusi Mahlasela, Blk Jks, Juanez, Tinariwen, The Parlotones, and Big Nuz & DJ Tira. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
Outside the Sony 3D pavilion at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton City/Johannesburg, South Africa
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Osram products, including high-intensity discharge lamps, T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps, and LEDs are being used in all of the ten stadiums hosting World Cup matches. Pictured is "The Arch" of Durban Stadium, featuring more than 12,000 Golden Dragon Plus LEDs.
Robe moving lights, including REDWash 3-192s, ColorSpot 2500E ATs, ColorWash 2500E ATs, ROBIN 300 Washes, and ColorWash 700E ATs were used for the Kick Off Concert, which played for an estimated audience of 30,000. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
Robe ROBIN 300 Spot and Wash moving light fixtures are being used in the World Cup Broadcast studio for SABC. (Photo Louise Stickland)
The Kick Off Concert featured headliner Shakira. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
A Gearhouse StageCo system provided the 25m-wide stage and roof for the Kick-Off Concert. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
Distribution company DWR provided Philips Vari-Lite VLX Wash units and more than 400 Anolis LED units for the Supersport HD Studio in M-NETs Studio 6 in Johannesburg, the first studio of its kind in South Africa, with set design by Michael Gill. (Photo: Louise Stickland)
coolux products used for the SWR’s main studio at the IBC (International Broadcast Centre) for the touch-screen presentation setup included five screens with a coolux Pandoras Box with dual DVI and SD/SDI each, as well as coolux Manager PRO, and the coolux Serial Link, as well as the frame-grabber setup and a database system. The Serial Link controlled the SDI matrix switch and the EVS.
ICT AG, a multimedia system house based in Germany, created a new sports-broadcasting presentation tool for the World Cup, developed with SWR (Südwestrundfunk, or Southwest Broadcasting) and Burmester Event- und Medientechnik and using a coolux Pandoras Box setup. It enabled presenters to choose from a range of full-HD sources via a touch-sensitive plasma screen.
Robe CitySkape Xtreme LED fixtures illuminate the world’s largest soccer ball (15m high), as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records, at the Emperor’s Palace Hotel, Casino Convention & Entertainment Resort in Johannesburg. A promotion for Kia Motors, Hans Rooseboom of Event Pro Technical Services in Johannesburg lit the ball.
>The lighting for the Closing Ceremony used 30 DMX universes plus 10 spares. The lighting data control network was designed by Chris Grandin from Gearhouse Media, and it used 4Km of fiber optic cable that looped back on itself all the way around the stadium to provide live backup. (Photo Louise Stickland)
Gearhouse’s Tim Dunn chose an MA Lighting grandMA system for control, with three grandMAs for programming, and another used as a technical console on the field during programming. (Photo Louise Stickland)
Lighting for the Closing Ceremony included Panther 2kW and 5kW searchlights and 120 Philips Vari-Lites, including VL3000s, VL3500s and VLXs, as well as Robe ColorSpot and ColorWash 2500E ATs, and Robe REDWash 3-192 LED wash lights, Strong Entertainment Lighting Gladiator and Super Trouper followspots. The Vari-Lites were bought via South African distributor DWR and is the biggest sale of Vari-Lites in South Africa to date. (Photo Louise Stickland)
Large-format projection for the Closing Ceremony was done by France-based E/T/C and led by Patrice Bouqueniaux using Christie Digital Roadster HD18K projectors. (Photo Louise Stickland)
Gearhouse South Africa was contracted by ceremonies producers VWV Group to deliver all technical aspects of the amazing Closing Ceremony of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup at Soccer City Stadium in Soweto, including lighting design, done by Gearhouse's Hugh Turner and Tim Dunn. (Photo Louise Stickland)