Production Company: Corporate Magic, Inc.
The Salvation Army’s 150th Anniversary, “Boundless Love,” was held in London’s O2 Arena from June 1-5, 2015. This global undertaking drew over 16,000 people from over 126 countries. The stage was dominated by a backdrop “matrix screen” consisting of five screens made up of 540 tiles of Spider 30 LED mesh screen, which feature a 30mm pixel pitch. The screen was 147’ wide and 40’ high. Scenery, built by London-based Helix 3D Ltd., included a 20’ tree, which figured in a dance presentation. “People climbed out of it,” says Corporate Magic, Inc.’s senior creative director, Steven Dahlem. “It was carved out of foam and inside it were LED units that gave it a magical treatment.”
Also featured was a “half-moon” screen, with 301 Barco C5 five-millimeter LED tiles and two “hero” screens, used for IMAG, made up of 362 Barco NX6 six-millimeter LED tiles. Creative Technology’s London office supplied all LED screens, cameras, screen-switching, playback, and processing gear, which included a Vista Spyder X20 switcher, a Dataton WATCHOUT VS media player system, two Grass Valley 2 M/E Kayak PPU systems, four Sony HXC100 HD camera channels, two Bradley Engineeringrobotic heads, two CT HD minicams, and one Steadicam.