Friday, 24 August 2001
Broadcast live on TSN from the TD Waterhouse Stadium at the University of Western Ontario in London Ontario, the Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremonies featured a wide array of lighting equipment controlled by a grandMA provided by Christie Lites Toronto. Lighting designer Adrian Goldberg's design consisted of a circular truss on legs at center field as well as a choir stage. Day time temperatures were upwards of 95°F, so setups were done overnight and run by head electrician Jeff Farrow and his IATSE crew. The grandMA console from MA Lighting was chosen to run the majority of the lighting for the opening ceremony. The main moving light sections of the show were the final dance portion, as well as a post-air band. Programmer Chris Newkirk (pictured) ran the grandMA for Goldberg: "It was a great show, and I had a lot of fun programming it on the MA" he said, continuing: "The show as it was played back would not have been possible on any other console, as I was able to have an unprecedented amount of real-time control, within the context of a cued show. Adrian was initially unsure of the new console, but was more than happy with the results!"