The award for the Best Application of AV for a Production or Event is for the best that AV production has to offer, whether that be for product launches, corporate events, son et lumières, theatrical and concert productions, made-for-TV spectaculars, circus, or one-off events. The judges weren’t necessarily looking for the most lavish show – but they were seeking the most elegantly conceived and flawlessly executed productions of the year.
The Electric Canvas – Commonwealth Games Ceremonies Projection
The complete technical delivery of the video projection and media server systems for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, including technical design, equipment provision, installation, programming, operation, maintenance and dismantling. The Electric Canvas broke new ground in event projection by covering the main field of play with projectors mounted on lighting towers, some 70 dizzying metres above the arena.
The judges were impressed with the creative solution to the well-known problem of covering the main field of play with minimal distortion and shadowing from the performers and participants. They also appreciated the clever re-tasking of those projectors for the different stage configuration of the closing ceremony. The panel recognises that the projection crew were probably less impressed with the idea behind these solutions when faced with the 70m ladder journeys for commissioning, alignment and maintenance of the projectors.
Novatech Creative Event Technology – Tour Down Under Audio
Novatech took home an Exceptional Innovation Award for this PA system in the streets of South Australian towns along the route of the Tour Down Under cycle event. The sound quality was so good the competitors were seen bopping along to the background music as they rode into town.
Projection Teknik – Projection Mapping Curraghmore House
A sensitive and contemporary projection mapping treatment of the façade of Curraghmore house, in County Waterford, Ireland, as part of the ‘All Together Now’ festival. The project was made more complex by the last-minute relocation of the projection towers, when it was discovered that festival organisers had accidentally placed the media marquee in the projection paths.
The 2019 AVIAs, proudly sponsored by Bose Pro