The company was asked to provide six giant tracking front-projection screens, each a unique shape and size, with the largest measuring 14m high by 10m wide. It also provided two 20m long back wall screens, a further screen that lifted and another that folded down. All of these screens overlapped to form a massive tracking projection surface.
Using Stage One’s in-house motion control system, Qmotion, each screen was capable of moving independently and at its own speed. In total, the company provided 12 axes of control, hydraulics and stock positional winch control systems to control the screens, which were carefully timed to track in co-ordination with the video imagery.
Stage One also provided a lectern that was stored below the stage and raised via a Qmotion controlled scissor lift.
Steve Dolan, project director for Stage One, told II: “We have gained a strong reputation over the years having worked on many high-profile international jobs including the Olympic Games in Athens and the Olympic Handover Ceremony in Beijing, and as such we fully understand the nuances associated with working abroad. The Middle East is a growth market and as our clients expand into this market our reputation means that we are often first in line to join them.”