Just before the Sydney lockdown, ei Productions provided full production for the Gallen vs Huni fight at the Aware Super Theatre at ICC Sydney.
Bryce Mace took the challenge to design the show, specifying VuePix LED screens, Acme lighting LED PARs and MDG Hazers as part of his show designs.
“We’d put production for shows into this venue many times, however, this was the first main event style production that was going out live on Foxtel for us in there,” commented Neale Mace, MD of ei Productions.
The client wanted a big reveal for Justis Huni’s entrance so they built a free-standing truss “room” in the loading dock behind the large entrance doors. The fully draped truss structure had a VuePix LED screen at the rear, consisting of VuePix Infiled ER panels of 5.9mm pixel pitch. Thirty Acme LED Pars were hung from the roof, creating a perfect atmosphere for the Justis to enter the venue.
“We’d put production for shows into this venue many times, however, this was the first main event style production that was going out live on Foxtel for us in there.” – Neale Mace, MD of ei Productions.
The intro music plays, the loading dock doors swing open to reveal Justis in the “room” in front of the LED screen, the lighting going nuts as he emerges in a cloud of haze and makes his way to the ring for the main event – it came up great both live and on Foxtel.
For the vision component along with the Huni entrance screen, ei Productions also supplied two portrait screens of VuePix ER5.9 on either side of the DJ / Fox camera staff for content and playback and another floor standing VuePix screen behind the DJ.
“It’s always a challenge balancing the client’s expectations and budget with the live broadcast requirements and I think we satisfied both parties with this production,” said Neale. “Full credit to the ei Productions crew on this event that stretched over several days on-site prior and a long show day.”