The television show NOS | NOC*NSF SPORTGALA 2015 honored the best Dutch sporters with annual awards. The awards were presented by the NOC*NSF, the main organization for organized sports in the Netherlands. In December 2015, not only the best individual man and women athletes were nominated, but also the best teams, the best coaches and the young talents were present. Also the athletes with special achievements were put in the spotlight in a special TV show. Several national musicians and artists performed live. For example, a singer-songwriter Douwe Bob performed under musical supervision of the house band.
‘Most of the challenging projects in the field of set design are live television shows.’
Designing a live show
The designing process starts months before the actual live show. Every edition of the live show is different so it is important to keep the line-up and the content in mind to make the most out of it. At first I discus the briefing with the producer, the lighting designer and the TV director. The next step is to visualize the adjustments in a floor-plan sketch or in a 3D rendering. In a later stage when the concept design is approved by the client, I work further on the overall look including the materials, colors and technical details.
The reuse of the set construction
The basic construction used for this edition was developed in 2011. The assignment to change the existing set challenged me to look at it with fresh eyes. Because of the smart use of the existing parts and the change of the layout, the set was used again and again in the period 2012-2015.
AmpcoFlashlight supplied the LED Tubes and LED modules.
PIVOT provided the motion design for the video content.
Bas de Vries of Light-H-Art had the leading in the lighting design and delivered the magical lighting show.