One of the most beautiful, intricate and technically complex stage designs of 2015. Staging Connections delivered a visually captivating event for the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) Awards for Excellence at The Star Sydney. Celebrating the best of the hotel service industry, the event offered guests a visual feast, combining complex stage sets, intricate styling, technically advanced projection mapping and strategically prepared video content.
Inspired by the geometric logo elements the Staging Connections event production team built a custom stage design comprised of a 20x5m hard projection set interspersed with coloured acrylic panels to emphasise the geometric elements of the clients’ logo. Video and
imagery was projected onto the 3D set using state-of-the-art projection mapping, illuminating the stage in a thousand
colours that drew the audience’s attention and ensured a memorable result.
Projection Mapping uses everyday video projectors, but instead of projecting on a flat screen (e.g. to display a PowerPoint), light is mapped onto any surface, turning common objects of any 3D shape into interactive displays. More formally, projection mapping is “the display of an image on a non-flat or non-white surface”.
Selina Rumble, General Manager of Partnerships & Events at the
Australian Hotels Association was delighted with the creative event design that
perfectly answered the Association’s brief to deliver a memorable occasion.
“The Australian Hotels Association has worked with Staging
Connections across Australia for nearly 10 years, and the team know how to push
boundaries to produce a stellar result every time. They went above and beyond
for our Awards for Excellence, delivering not only a visually stunning
experience but a seamless event as well for our 500 guests.
“Whilst a celebration is memorable in itself, we delight in using
technology to create a striking event environment that our guests want to share
with their friends. Staging Connections have the technology, the team and most
of all, the know-how, to deliver special events that continue to impress our
guests,” said Ms Rumble.
Stu Buchanan, Event Director at Staging Connections led the team
in managing and producing the entire event.
“It was a star-studded event and we were keen on impressing both
our client and the event’s attendees. Our team worked hard to design the
multimedia for the event that took over 125 hours to prepare, and the result
was a dynamic and impactful backdrop that guests raved about.
“As an integrated event staging provider, every element of the
event was carefully thought out, from the set design of tessellated triangles,
to the mapped digital backdrop, to the three 16:9 screens and the table styling
featuring illuminated glass terrariums filled with copper string lights. The
event environment was warm, inviting and had an ultimate wow-factor,” concluded
Staging Connections worked in collaboration with The Star Event
Centre’s technical and audio visual team to deliver the spectacular result for
the Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence.
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