#LDI2010 Preview: LD Tim Dunn Presenting in Robe’s Stand

Do you know lighting designer Tim Dunn… Well, you should! He is the designer behind the closing ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup! Check out some of the photos from the Closing Ceremony. Want to meet him? Well Robe has you covered.

Lighting designer Tim Dunn from Gearhouse South Africa will give a presentation about lighting the acclaimed Closing Ceremony for the 2010 FIFA World Cup for Robe at the Lighting Design International (LDI) exhibition 2010.

The presentation is currently scheduled to run once daily for the 3 days of the show – one of which will be in Spanish. Full details to follow.

Interested parties can register for a place at the front desk of the Robe booth – 2324.

Robe ColorWash and ColorSpot 2500E ATs and REDWash 3●192s were used extensively – along with other fixtures – in the award winning event at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, produced by The VWV Group.  It has been hailed as the most spectacular World Cup ceremony to date.

Dunn’s presentation will detail the challenges faced by him and his team, which included precision lighting around the large format pitch video projections, and the subtleties of pinpointing the large cast with millimetre accuracy …. whilst still producing a show with all the spectacle and power required to WOW a stadium audience there for the final of the biggest sporting event in the world.

Added to that was an incredibly short timescale, limited access to the stadium, and a series of customisations needed to rig lights in the right positions – with all the associated red tape. Dunn will also expand on his use of MA Lighting’s Visualiser to pre-programme the show, and the control network used to route over 30 DMX universes.

There will also be the opportunity for a full Q&A session.

Copies of a new book, “Sense of Occasion”, a fabulous pictorial documentation of Dunn’s recent design work – featuring events as diverse at the South African Presidential Inauguration to the Opening Ceremony of the T20 Cricket Championships in Bangalore, India – will also be available for viewing at the presentation.

FIFA 2010 Closing Ceremony Photos