On December 31 2017, the historic city of Zakopane in the south of Poland, was home to one of the largest public festivities celebrating New Year’s Eve in Europe. The team at ARAM worked alongside over 70 additional crew members led by the world-renowned production designer Giorgos Stylianou-Matsis and lightning designer Adam Tyszka, to deliver state-of-the-art video technology and lightning setup for the event.
The result ? A spectacular design, fully complementary to the unique positioning of the stage – right at the foot of the Tatry Mountains – anticipating and countering the weather conditions, and providing a completely unique viewing experience to fans on-site and online alike. Over 90,000 visitors enjoyed the show live, with over 7,9 million viewers tuning in to the TVP2 broadcast.
“We’re incredibly proud to have been able to work together with one of the largest Polish broadcasters and many talented designers and directors on Europe’s biggest stage celebrating this special moment of the year” said Rafal Mrzyglocki, CEO at ARAM. “ARAM specializes in designing and delivering interactive multimedia productions for a variety of events, but Sylwester Marzeń was a very unique project to work on. Due to its location, the scope of festivities and many challenging elements that came with it, this stage is one of the most complex productions we’ve ever worked on, and one that will continue to inspire us for a very long time.”
Yet, another amazing esports event behind us. Intel Extreme Masters has been organized by ESL in Oracle arena, Oakland. It was our first esports event in West Coast and I can say that having trusted partners all around the world is even more then having warehouse full of own equipment. Of course we have a lot of lighting, video and audio gear but shipping it to USA doesn’t make a sense.
Global production mean, to have right people in right place in right time. Having wide network of industry friends and being part of PRG Alliance give us comfort to design and build stages almost in every country and evert venue, by the way we are now on site check in Kuala Lumpur.
We came to Oakland around 5 days before the show, of course everything has been per-produced weeks before so whole setup goes smoothly. What I still miss that many venues doesn’t have 3D model of the arena which is very helpful to design the stage and place all hanging points in right place.
IEM Oakland behind us, it was fantastic esports show, we been proud invited to do for ESL 🙂
Thank you ESL team 🙂
Short presentation of the new 4F Olympic Collection wear which took place recently in Warsaw. The show, which was directed by Katarzyna Sokolowska, was organized in a big dome, right next to the Warsaw Olympic Center.
The entire dome inside was covered with mapping projections. It takes almost 7 days to build and rehearse the show which has only 13 minutes, but it was worth the time and effort.
See official 4F material from this show.
Do you know that world’s biggest e-sport arena is build in Poland ?
Once again, the ARAM company was responsible for the stage design as well as the complex technical production of Intel Extreme Masters 2017, an event that took place in Katowice and is probably biggest e-sport tournament in the world.
It is traditional that the Intel Extreme Masters finals are held in Katowice; in Spodek and in the International Conference Centre (MCK). It should be mentioned that stages designed and built by the Poles are considered the best in the world and shown globally as a model in many marketing materials. Apart from designing and building this gigantic multimedia stage, ARAM designed and built three smaller stages for IEM EXPO, along with TV studios for the needs of broadcasting, and the company also delivered equipment and structures for nearly 10 exhibition stands.
Opening ceremony VIDEO / YouTube
Every year we raise standards for IEM. We want the stage to surprise, to be even more interesting and breathtaking. It seems that we succeeded also this year. We received a lot of congratulations and words of recognition from many people from both e-sport and show-business sector from Poland and abroad.”
Our role is so much more than equipment rental. Operating in the ‘from design to effect’ model requires considerable commitment on our part in the early stage, but it gives comfort to the organizers. Working for nearly 5 years and knowing the needs of this specific e-sport market, we are able to design and build tailor-made stages, which are regarded globally as an example to be followed.
What is interesting, the tournament has expanded so much that this year the organizers decided to divide the event into two weekends; during the first one (25–26 February) we could see the finals of a popular game, League of Legends, whereas during the second IEM weekend (3–5 March) the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and StarCraft II competitions as well as the IEM EXPO Fair took place in the International Conference Centre, where the participants competed in Heroes of the Storm and Cross Fire, and the Cybersport Polish Cup Finals were held.
IEM is a format of electronic sports competitions. Several years ago, the Germany-based ESL company decided to organize this event in Spodek in Katowice. Since then the event has been expanding so dynamically that every new edition is even more spectacular. Technologically developed stages, the latest lighting and multimedia elements available in the market, live integration of the stage and the game, advanced pyrotechnic effects; all for the visitors and spectators watching the games online so that they could watch their idols and the best players in the world competing, with even more pleasure.
We are happy to announce that ARAM joined PRG Alliance.
The market is changing and major producers are bringing more projects to Eastern Europe. Poland is hosting more and more international events in segments such as sports, music festivals and corporate events.
PRG is the world’s largest company in terms of providing technologies for biggest events such as EUROVISION, OLYMPICS, etc.
From the second quarter of 2016, ARAM has joined PRG Alliance to become the exclusive partner of PRG in Poland.
PRG includes 40 offices all over the world, several gigantic storage facilities for equipment, tailor-made solutions as well as a massive know-how, which, through ARAM, will be now available for Polish customers.
ARAM will soon present some of the latest developments that until now have only been displayed during broadcasting of major events covered by PRG.
‚The strategy of ARAM is close to the PRG’S approach, as both companies are involved in increasingly complex productions with growing demand for advanced equipment. Therefore, we see a lot of opportunities for synergy not only with PRG itself, but also with other members of PRG Alliance. We believe that such cooperation will benefit both Polish and foreign markets,’ says Rafal Mrzyglocki, the Managing Director of ARAM.
“We are pleased to welcome these new partners in Eastern Europe,” said Tom van Hemelryck, PRG Alliance Director. “Our clients and Alliance partners are seeing a growing demand for events across the region, and the addition of these new rental suppliers to the PRG Alliance ensures we can expand our high quality of service into even more countries.”
The partnership has already started with the companies collaborating with the PRG Alliance members for support in productions in their regions and abroad across this busy summer season.
ARAM is one of the largest companies in Poland specializing in full production solutions with an emphasis on event design; creative video technology applications; and project management for large scale events, offering a wide range of services from concept to delivery.
Take a close look how was designed and produced a fashion show of 4F, presenting a collection for the Polish Olympics team in Rio.
Hall Expo XXI in whole blackening: wall floor flat mild scene imitating the Olympic stadium with a swimming pool in the middle. The whole light chandelier has been hanged in the center.
The wall was installed multimedia company logo 4F built with screen LED display animations and visuals matched the presentation. Event was recorded by television which required hanging a large number of lighting including lamps profile.
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2016 has yet again set a new all-time high in viewership and engagement, it was the biggest eSports event in ESL history.
The finals of the tenth Intel Extreme Masters season were seen by more than 34 million unique viewers – a staggering 32% increase on last year. The three-day main event itself saw 113,000 fans stream into the Spodek arena and IEM Expo, with the finals of each Intel Extreme Masters tournament taking place in front of 10,000 fans in the sold-out stadium.
The ESL relied on the experience of ARAM for the planning, design and technical production of all 5 stages including giant main stage and also 11 trade fairs booths. ARAM was responsible for the concepts and the complete technical and set designs of all stages including rental of lighting, multimedia, scenic, audio, trussing, rigging as well as custom made automation systems.
More than 1000 lights including Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy, Super Sharpy, Vari Lites and Robe has been used. Fourlight LED screens and curtains has been provided in total amount of 400 square meters, multimedia includes HDX and HDF series Barco projectors as well as FSN live switching system.
Stages were designed by Adam Tyszka (light designer) and Michal Mrzyglocki (technical production and creative director from Aram). Technical in-house pre-production and execution on-site has been conducted by internal Aram team that specialize in e-sports events.
There is no concerts or festival like New Year’s Eve in the city!. They tend to be a visual and acoustic experience for those who attend but a challenge for the technicians behind the stage.
Technical and logistical requirements are diverse, and the expectations for lighting, video and live sound are very high. Every production today features videos and live broadcasts on LED screens, which are often associated with complex kinetic designs.
Our process begins with a consultation to gain an understanding of the desired look and feel of the show or event. We take great efforts to cater each stage design into the architectural environment, while exclusively customizing the look and feel to match your needs.
No detail is too small, no project is too large, so whether your project requires 8 or 180 lights, we are experts at integrating all the design and technologies necessary to provide an unparalleled experience.
See what we did for New Year’s Eve Stage and let’s us know about your next show!
P.S. ARAM has a presence in 39 countries around the world. Through our membership of the AV Alliance, a global network of high quality AV companies, we have access to equipment and
event logistics locally in any country.
Last weekend, the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany’s largest indoor arena became home to the world’s biggest and most-watched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event. With over 11,000 visitors flocking to arena each day and millions more tuning in online, it was a fitting way to celebrate ESL’s first standalone CS:GO event.
Over 27 million unique viewers watched the tournament on Twitch for almost 34 million hours (nearly 3,879 years!) between them, and at its peak the event was being followed on-line by over 1.3 million concurrent viewers – an increase of more than 30% on the last ESL One Counter-Strike event five months previously and a new record for both ESL and the game itself.
ARAM was responsible for set design and technical production, including rental of latest video , lighting technology and camera jib’s.
Equipment list include CP Mythos, Sharpy, Fourlight LED lighting fixtures, 3mm led screens, 8mm curve screens, 6mm black face led screen and many other equipment.