US Open Tennis 2016

Image Engineering was tapped by the US Tennis Association, Fiur Productions and Design One Lighting Design to help feature the newly unveiled roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

US Open Tennis 2016

Image Engineering was tapped by the US Tennis Association, Fiur Productions and Design One Lighting Design to help feature the newly unveiled roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium. For years the opening ceremony culminated in a pyro display off of Arthur Ashe Stadium. In 2016 the $150 million roof was debuted and USTA needed a new unique touch for the opening ceremony since pyro was now not feasible.

Image Engineering provided eight Light Vector Symphony 25 lasers all run by Beam Composer Maestro control through a GrandMA2 console. Designer Christien Methot and Programmer Jason Baeri were able to integrate the Light Vector Lasers with the GrandMA effects engine, streamlining programming and creating a cohesive look across their rig. The eight lasers were utilized during Phil Collins’ set and twice every night for two weeks for player introductions. Six CS10 crowd scanning lasers were using on the court to create a “liquid floor” effect and assist in tying the audience into the show.

Photo: Jennifer Pottheiser/USTA

Photo: Jennifer Pottheiser/USTA

 

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