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World Pride Closing Ceremony

Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company Design One Lighting Design
Lead Designers Christien Methot and Weston Wetzel
Client iDEKO
Photo Credits Getty Images
Completion Date June 2019
Project Location Times Square, New York City
Company Link View
Entry Description

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, World Pride hosted a Times Square closing ceremony with feat artists including Melissa Etheridge, Jake Shears, Mel C "Sporty Spice," Deborah Cox, & MNEK. The goal was to design an electric feeling of joy and excitement in the stage and lighting. We created a staggered backdrop strobe-pixel controlled structure that resembled skyscrapers in forced perspective with the addition of large-faced lighting fixtures that would extend off each vertical to form a pair of wings that would back light performers or act as scenic background lights. We also designed two flanking, open-angled goal posts that allowed us to frame the stage picture. These structures also housed large-faced lighting fixtures to help carry the energy stage left and right within the visual. Added moving spots & washes throughout the plaza were used to energize the audience and illuminate the talents onstage. In the heart of Times Square we created a brighter, more colorful experience for such a positive and meaningful celebration of remembrance.