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Superbowl Half-Time Stage Set-Up
« on: Feb 02, 2015, 08:56 pm »
Here's a link to a time-lapse of the stage set-up for the Half-Time show that I thought others would enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVFRuYIIqy8

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Re: Superbowl Half-Time Stage Set-Up
« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2015, 07:43 am »
And from a reddit thread...

Halftime Show by the numbers...
24 Cameras
5 Chapman Sideline Carts
2 Jibs
2 Steadi-Cams
1 Helicopter
90 26k Projectors
384 LED Tiles
582 Feet of Blades
765 Lighting Instruments
8 D3 Servers
10 Flame Cannons & A Lot of Pyro
25,000 amps of Power
1/2 Mile of Truss
18 Audio Field Carts w/ 108 Speakers
24 Stage Carts
1 24' Long x 12' High Lion Puppet
1 18,000 Square Foot Projection Surface
48 Golf Carts
1 Flying by Foy Rig
More than 850 Costumes
24,000 Sq Feet of Tenting
145,000 Flashlights
1,000 FM Radios
600 LED Orbs
11 12' Long x 6' Cloud Balloons
3,650 Hotel Room Nights
1,366 Pizzas
7,620 Boxed Lunches
...and most importantly
750 Cast members
480 Field Team Members
400 Staff & Crew
Without their dedication and talent there would be no Halftime Show.
A sincere thank you to everyone involved.

http://www.reddit.com/r/techtheatre/comments/2uhegm/superbowl_halftime_show_numbers/

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Re: Superbowl Half-Time Stage Set-Up
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2015, 09:06 pm »
Live Design Online also has several postings with various plots, breakdowns, designs from events not only including the latest super bowl.

Here is a link to the lx plot and credits from this year's halftime show: http://livedesignonline.com/super-bowl-xlix-2015-halftime-show/lighting-plots-and-credits-super-bowl-2015-halftime-show

But a cursory search on the site for any major event (Oscars, Tony Awards, ect.) will return results as well.

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Re: Superbowl Half-Time Stage Set-Up
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2015, 10:05 pm »
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Re: Superbowl Half-Time Stage Set-Up
« Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2015, 12:19 am »
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1 24' Long x 12' High Lion Puppet

Best part of the whole evening. I could have watched her ride that lion all evening, I've got such a soft spot for puppets.
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Re: Superbowl Half-Time Stage Set-Up
« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2015, 11:32 am »
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1 24' Long x 12' High Lion Puppet

Best part of the whole evening. I could have watched her ride that lion all evening, I've got such a soft spot for puppets.

I hadn't given this much thought until reading your post, but I do find the decidedly low-tech movement of the puppet  juxtaposed with the all the technology extremely satisfying.

Some [non-entertainment industry folks] at the super bowl party I was at were amazed that the lion was moving, asking how it was done.  I said: "See those people dressed in black  around the legs?  They're moving it."  Kind of funny.
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