CHILE: Clay Paky has a ball at Copa Am¨¦rica opening ceremony
Release Date: [2015-06-20]   Total read [634] Times


South America¡¯s biggest sporting event, the Copa Am¨¦rica international football tournament, has kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony in host country Chile. The event saw stunning firework displays and musical performances, with an array of Clay Paky Mythos delivering spectacular wash and aerial effects to the proceedings.

Lighting designer Toni Amoros worked alongside choreographer Hansel Cereza to specify 24 of the award-winning Clay Paky luminaire from leading Chilean event production house Producciones Icardi. The company purchased its Mythos stock from distributor Iluminaci¨®n Profesional Valook S.A., with one of Valook¡¯s senior technical specialists Francisco Ya?ez covering the ceremony.

cp2.jpg¡°Toni chose the Mythos on account of it being a fantastically multi-purpose fixture,¡± explains Ya?ez. ¡°He used them to wash the entire field of the National Stadium with vibrant colour and texture, for striking beam effects in the night sky and as a precision follow spot.¡±

According to Ya?ez, Producciones Icardi previously used searchlights for events such as this, but switched to the Mythos because of its remarkable output yet low power consumption.

¡°If you compare a Mythos with a 4000-watt searchlight, you¡¯ll see the beams are identical,¡± says Ya?ez. ¡°However, the Mythos only consumes 10% of what the searchlight uses in terms of power, so you can use the same energy to turn on 10 Mythos against only one searchlight.¡±

The ceremony began with a dance in honour of the people of ¡®Easter Island¡¯, a Chilean island in the Pacific Ocean, with LED balls flying through the stadium representing each of the 12 countries involved. Popular Chilean band ¡®Noche de Brujas¡¯ then took to the stage before the ceremony¡¯s explosive finale.

¡°The Mythos was the ideal tool for this highly significant event thanks to its versatility and fantastic output,¡± says Ya?ez.

Copa Am¨¦rica is contested between the men¡¯s national football teams of CONMEBOL, determining the continental champion of South America. It is the oldest international continental football competition and occurs every four years.

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