Capture supports Ampco Flashlight at Eurovision
Monday, 24 May 2021
capture-image-2Members of the Eurovision visuals team (photo: Nathan Reinds)
The Netherlands - “Using Capture 2021 is almost like seeing the visuals in real life,” is Eurovision LD Henk Jan van Beek’s assessment of the Swedish manufacturer’s pre-visualisation software system. No stranger to the Eurovision event, having been part of the 2005 programming, Capture Visualisation was proud to be part of this year’s show at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena. Always an extravagant feast of lights, video and FX, Eurovision 2021 was chosen as one of Europe’s pilot events for COVID safe live events, making for one of the most eagerly anticipated Eurovision shows of all time.
Since 1994, Capture Visualisation has been developing and evolving the software in the pre-programming sector and is now seen as one of the leading brands in this increasingly busy sector of the entertainment market.
"It is an honour to be the preferred solution for this premier European event, and it feels even greater that we are part of this first major post-pandemic event,” comments sales director, Vangelis Manolis. “It signals that there may be light at the end of this long and dark tunnel. We have seen so many renders of the stage set and the awesome lighting design of Henk-Jan van Beek with his team from Light-H-Art that it feels as if we have been there at the Ahoy ourselves.”
The Capture team have worked tirelessly with the entire team of visual creatives and Eurovision’s technical supplier Ampco Flashlight throughout the extensive programming required to create 39 performances and interval moments of the semi-finals and then the Grand Final on 22nd May.
“Using our software, multi-cam director Marnix Kaart and Henk-Jan van Beek have been able to effectively create the dynamic looks and visual elements that Eurovision is famous for, saving valuable production time and budget. Watching the incredible live show, we have been able to see how well Capture renders have translated into such a dynamic reality.”
Look out for LSi's coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in our upcoming July issue.

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