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.
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.
ARAM was responsible for the design and technical production of largest gaming event in the world: ninth edition of the World Final of the Intel Extreme Masters .
For the second year in a row event was held in Katowice, this time was spread to two locations – Spodek and the newly built International Convention Centre. Event broke all records of audience and visitors. Soon we will know the official figures, but said more than 100 thousand of visitors and millions of unique visitors following the games online.
The event lasted for a total of four days, and ARAM responsible for the design and its implementation: production, full logistics, executive oversight and implementation.
Our company has several years of successfully producing events “from design to effect” where we provide comprehensive solutions and technical site with full support in lighting, multimedia, design and sound.
Our work began many months before the show, says Michael Mrzygłocki, ” we where responsible for the execution of the set design of projects for all 3 stages. ” The project worked closely with both the client and the executors, among others, Jack Van Daniels.
The resulting total of three scenes, including an impressive main stage with total span of 60m, located in Katowice Spodek. Two smaller scenes with a span of 12m and 16m respectively, and buildings for over 20 exhibition stands, which stood at the International Congress Center. Multitude of places that served by ARAM and a huge amount of equipment that arrived in 16 trucks meant that this year’s Intel Extreme Masters is a big logistical challenge but also a huge success!
At the same stand was used in 1000 meters of trusses and countless number of elements of different types and over 400 LED devices such as wash and strip and illumination. On the two smaller stages were used nearly 70 different types of lighting fixtures, and among them heads such as the Vari * Lite 3500S, Clay Paky sharpy, Fourlight FL-600.
The design of the main stage in Katowice Spodek is based on a system of Layher, which was illuminated by many kinds of moving and led lights. Lighting devices include: Clay Paky Mythos, Vari * Lite 3500S, Clay Paky sharpy, Clay Paky sharpy Wash, Clay Paky Alpha Spot 800 ST QWO, Fourlight FL-600, Robe Robin 1200 Four Light Blinders.
The whole system was controlled by GrandMA 2 and the whole show was programmed and implemented by Wojtek “Koper” Koperski , which is already the second consecutive year he worked on behalf of this magician-production.
Multimedia is primarily two huge projection screens 15,5×8,5m every where projections were made using Barco projectors connected HDF Barco HDX W26 and W20, which gave a total brightness of almost 50 000 ANSI lumens. In the main stage were used LED Grid, Curve-8, Flex LED, LED screens from Fourlight – with a total area of almost 200m2. Moreover, the horizontal lines in the stairs and in the central part of the video lines are made of Hi-Strip, with a total length of over 300 meters.
PS Here is a spontaneous thanks we received from the client .:
What can I say. Working with ARAM is primarily a pleasure. 🙂
Thank you for pro-active behavior and implementation of all of our requests.
See how looks New Year’s Eve stage that was built in Wroclaw, Poland. Almost 400 m2 of LED curtains and displays, several hundreds lighting fixtures from major brands!
Below you can see how it was build up:
This was an amazing event. The biggest polish stars and foreign artists performed on the stage accompanied by finalists of “The Voice of Poland”. During six hours of the show audience gathered on Wroclaw main square and viewers watching on TVP2 channel, could experience more than 50 greatest polish and European music hits.
The main screen (curved inward), screens for the audience as well as the complete system to control lighting and multimedia based on four GrandMA2 consoles and MA2 NPU processors as well as Catalyst Media Servers.
We have also delivered nearly 100 lighting fixtures from Clay Paky, Vari Lite and Fourlight.
Lighting design made by Adam Tyszka, set design is a work of Joanna Bialousz, show was directed by Konrad Smuga. ARAM crew team leaders: Michal Sawicki, Wojtek Koperski and Krzysztof Grabowski.
The show has been watched by almost 3.4 million viewers, which gave it the highest rank during last night of 2014.
Another year in a row we had the pleasure to deliver multimedia for scenography designed by Giorgios Stylianou for OPOLE festival. Below are some photos and a short video showing it in its full glory.
The stage design was used, among others, the latest LED curtain Fourlight CURVE 8 of the densest pixel in Poland: 8mm! Which gives a bend on the outside and inside with no visible gaps.
More about the curtain CURVE 8 read the post: Curvable LED 8mm without visible gas? It’s possible!
Production Designer: Giorgios Stylianou
Lighting design: Artur Szyman
Visualizations: Peter Szabliński
Head of the team ARAM: Wojtek Koperski, Pawel Pawelec
Intel Extreme Masters 2014 is a mega-production associated with global e-sport.
On behalf of the responsible for the show we did stage design and its execution, including logistics, and full technical support: lighting, multimedia and sound. The design concept of both stages was created in collaboration with the organizer.
8’th World Final edition of the Intel Extreme Masters, took place in Katowice 14-16 March. The event, can certainly be called a key of events related to the global e-sports, while his extraordinary success say impressive numbers – 75 thousand. visitors and more than 8 million unique users following the games on the Internet.
List of equipment used in the production is so long that it would take too much time o list, but I can say that we used 12 trucks to carry them 🙂
Some key technology we used:
– New projectors from BARCO HDX and HDF
– grandMA 2 Full-size and two grandMA Light consoler with 2 grandMA NPU processors
– Avolites Tiger Touch consoles
– Fourlight LED screens 6mm and 8mm with a total 120 sqm
– More than 1000m2 of prefabricated stage
– More than 200 moving heads, including the vast majority of brand ClayPaky and Fourlight
– More than 300 other conventional lighting devices
The fact that the project has been completed successfully is the perfect proof that a model of cooperation ” from design to effect “is perfect for even the large scale productions!
It is worth mentioning that the IEM in 2014 included four stages. Let us add that for the implementation of lighting at all stages of answers implementers working permanently in Aram. Compete on stage accompanied by the exhibition of nearly twenty exhibitors, provide a technique where the stage belonged to our tasks.