CT supports Earthshot Prize ceremony
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
earthshot-prize-awards-2The show was modern, surprising, beautiful, immensely risky and creative
UK - Earlier this month Creative Technology (CT) supported delivery of the first-ever Earthshot Prize awards ceremony which took place at Alexandra Palace in London.
This event was introduced by HRH Prince William and hosted by Clara Amfo and Dermot O’Leary with Sir David Attenborough joining as special guest.
The ceremony also featured music performances from artists such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, KSI and Yemi Alade, and Shawn Mendes. Coldplay’s performance, from outside of Alexandra Palace, used energy powered by 60 cyclists.
Working for long-standing client BBC Studios Events alongside The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, CT provided a circular, gloss LED floor to the exact design specific by the client, working with them to bring their vision to life with stunning results.
The high-resolution LED floor which was made up of 446 tiles of ROE Black Marble gloss finish also featured a catwalk and was fed into by two 4k signals. To further build up the stage, CT supplied a 12m x 7.2m screen to display winner VTs and announcements with an additional 3m x 2.4m screen in the lobby for the presenters.
“It was an absolute privilege to work on an event of such a meaningful and relevant cause. Not only did the ceremony look amazing for the live audience in the palace but the use of dynamic camera angles made for some impressive footage for the audience watching on the screens and at home,” says Paul Seeger, project manager at Creative Technology UK.
Following on from the main event, CT were also on-hand to deliver the video and audio for the green carpet event in the foyer with an LED screen and multiple TVs to display the feed.
The feed was also taken and sent to a specified BBC platform for people around the world who otherwise would not be able to access the stream.
After the show in a separate room a secure Zoom call was set up between each of the Earthshot Prize award winners and The Duke and Duchess so that they could congratulate them on their hard work and achievements.
Claire Popplewell, creative director at BBC Events, comments: “The show was modern, surprising, beautiful, immensely risky and creative, and was just perfect. Actually, it was better than that, it was breath-taking. It is true to say that over the past couple of years we have, together, redefined the quality, creativity and expectations of live televised national and international events and set the bar unbelievably high; and the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony set the bar another notch higher.”

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