CT Provides Live Video for Jeddah World Festival

Creative Technology (CT) worked alongside its client The Manual, ROQU Media,Technical Director, John Adkins (World Class Events) and Production Designer, Mark Cunniffe to deliver all live video aspects of the The Jeddah World Festival closing ceremony.



Rental & Staging  Rental & Staging
Saudi Arabia

The sold-out event, which took place on 18 July, was the first of its kind and saw acts such as Janet Jackson, Liam Payne, Future, Tyga, 50 Cent, Chris Brown and Steve Aoki perform. With the iconic King Abdullah Sports City Stadium as backdrop, the closing ceremony marked the end of the 41-day festival which, as the largest music event ever held in Saudi Arabia, marked a milestone in KSA’s 2030 vision to expand the country’s entertainment sector.

CT supplied 15 custom-mounted 4.8mm outdoor LED screens in the shape of diamonds at 4 x 4m each, two 4.8mm rolling DJ risers and 150m of ROE LED strip, which outlined the stage and catwalk. The unique design was achieved through rotating the screens 45 degrees across the 90m structure.

CT provided a full video control package, driven by disguise gx 2 servers incorporating Notch for live camera processing and visual effects. A full 4k at 50 pixel for pixel workflow was maintained with a Gen 2 Barco system, a Lightware 2.0 Matrix and Novastar 4K processors as well as 4K fibre distribution.

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