The producers, BRANDLIVE, asked Proshow to provide a solution that would ensure that the fireworks and music could be enjoyed by nearly half a million people each night, on three separate nights, with several days in between each of the dates.
As an added complication, the audience wouldn’t be centralized; they would be at VIP seating areas, on the beach, on boats, across the inlet at Vanier park, and enjoying the spectacle from their own homes
There were two essential factors in the solution Proshow provided for the 2019 Honda Celebration of Light: syncing the fireworks to the music, and installing the physical equipment needed to ensure quality sound for the audience gathered in English Bay.
To accomplish the first of these tasks, Proshow’s technical team took the music files from the fireworks design teams and layered on a hidden “timecode” track. The timecode would speak to the fireworks control computer, effectively telling the computer when to launch the corresponding pyrotechnic component, ensuring that everything remained in sync. The track was played over the Proshow speakers at the venues, as well as transmitted to104.3 The Breeze for those watching and listening from elsewhere.
For the installation of the sound systems, we went in the day before and laid all the cables needed for such a complicated set-up. Then on the day of each event, we installed the technical equipment for the live music, and the PA system for the beach area immediately around the bathhouse as well as the VIP seating areas, such as The Keg Lounge, YVR Observation Deck and The Concord Lounge.
After each event, we removed the equipment but left the cabling in place to ensure minimal disruption to the public and a seamless set-up for the next event night.
2019’s Honda Celebration of Light saw over 1.2 million spectators enjoy the festival from English Bay and Vanier Park.
The music was perfectly synced with the pyrotechnics and available to all, whether they were listening at the venue, or listening to 104.3 The Breeze on their radios.
EVENT NAME: Honda Celebration of Light
PRODUCED BY: BRANDLIVE
DATE: July 27, July 31, August 3, 2019
LOCATION: English Bay, Vancouver, BC
# OF ATTENDEES: 1.3 million
- World-class pyrotechnics synchronized to music tracks
- Sound system for music and PA system at several key locations
- 3 separate dates
- Primary and dual-redundant RF transmission link between the Bathhouse roof and fireworks barge
- 56 speaker cabinets for various zone coverage
- Band rider equipment including wedges, in-ear monitors, mixing consoles
- All install, operation and dismantle technicians
- Onsite backups for all critical pieces of equipment
With overlapping install and rehearsal schedules, each of the two massive events required their own, dedicated crew. Over the course of 7 days, more than 40 Proshow technicians were working on this project at any given moment to deliver a world class experience that exceeded the already high expectations of our client.
For the Amway Business Session, Proshow provided all the audio and video elements including simultaneous interpretation for all 2700 delegates. The audio system comprised of 32 line-array cabinets, 16 wireless microphones and intelligent auto-mixing to ensure that every word could be heard throughout the enormous space. Being in the Exhibit Halls, pillars presented a unique physical challenge to ensure excellent sightlines for each guest. To meet the challenge, we designed a video system that used two 19’ x 65’ screens, one on either side of the centre pillars. When the producer asked to make the pillars blend into the setup rather than visually distract the attendees, we proposed projecting imagery on them that tied them into the space. A total of (8) Barco 20,000 lumen projectors were installed and managed through our Barco E2 screen management system to create an immersive experience for the guests.
Meanwhile, during the Business Session rehearsal and show days, another Proshow crew was upstairs preparing for the Grand Banquet finale that closed with a spectacular 45-minute performance by pop superstar Kelly Clarkson. In addition to the equipment in the Business Sessions, the Grand Banquet had a further 60 line-array cabinets and full entertainment package to meet Ms. Clarkson’s rider. Video wise, the main feature was one of our 20’ x 100’ screens surrounded by LED curtain and then further supported by four 13.5’ x 24’ screens around the room. The final touch was a series of five 24’ wide mountains that were positioned on stage and used as projection mapping surfaces at various points during the evening.
Proshow is proud to have been selected to provide audiovisual services for the 2017 #BCTECH Summit where Leaders in BC Technology solutions and businesses were gathered for a two-day conference to discuss topics impacting the technology economy.
Impeccable service was provided to the breakouts rooms, showcases and plenary ballroom – which with its 97-foot-wide centre screen provided amazing visual impact.
What a better place than a technology conference to create amazing full-screen backgrounds and videos with our Barco E2, Barco XHD-400 media server and Barco HDXW Flex 20K, the latest in blending, playback and projection technologies manufactured by BARCO.
Vancouver Convention Centre
Proshow Audiovisual was the audio and video supplier of choice for the BC Institute of Technology’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Working with Vancouver’s e=mc2 events, Proshow designed and implemented an intricate video system that allowed for twenty-eight individual 40”x40” white tiles hung behind the stage that were independently programmed to show individual content or combined to act as a single large screen. Furthermore, custom animations were created that spread across the backdrop tiles and onto to the two 11’3” x 20’ side screens that were also used for high-definition image magnification.
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Ballrooms
September 20, 2016 marked the inaugural Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Premier of British Columbia, Hon. Christy Clark and Governor of Washington Jay Inslee were all in attendance to show their support for strengthening the technology and business ties between British Columbia and Washington state.
Proshow was selected to provide all the mission critical audio, video and lighting technology within the packed plenary and sub-plenary rooms as well manage the outgoing and backhaul feeds that were being transmitted to the Microsoft campus via satellite uplink.
In addition to supplying 120 square feet of 4mm LED for the stage backdrops, we provided all the HD cameras, switchers and playback machines as well as the latest Barco E2 & S3 switchers to manage the signal distribution to projection screens, confidence monitors and records.
To bring it all together, Proshow supplied an A-Level crew of 20+ professional AV Technicians who designed, installed, and flawlessly operated this highly complex technical package, and met the high expectations of this important event. The immense skill sets and dedication to excellence that our people bring to every show is always our biggest point of pride, and we congratulate our team on another success!