The liveshow NOS|NOC*NSF SPORTGALA 2018 included the annual tradition of look backs, achievements, songs, speeches and awards. During the live broadcast in 2018 various international and national artists such as Tino Martin and Glen Faria paid tribute to the best athletes from the concert hall AFAS in Amsterdam.
‘Not only the location was different, also the platforms integrated on stage for the nominee were new items in the set design.’
The assignment for the NOS|NOC*NSF SPORTGALA 2018 live show consisted of changing existing design. The one of the challenges was creating a seating plan for 1500 guests. I applied a groundfloor including the adapted and extensive camera set up for 11 camera’s in a close collaboration with the TV-director, senior producer and AFAS. The main stage consisted of a various video screens and a massive red Venetian curtain in the background.
Custom-made platforms for the nominee
In that year, around 30 athletes were nominated. The client wanted to disconnect the nominee from the guests and place them closer to the stage. Through this integration, I wanted to make the scenery more visually interesting from the camera’s point of view. To achieve this I provided varying levels and placed a camera on rails in the middle of the concert hall in front of the FOH. Van der Maarel Eventstyling provided the furniture for the platforms.
Because the edition of 2018 broadly consisted of existing or rented set pieces, the same suppliers were again invited by NOS to participate in the project. STAGECO supplied the tailor-made set pieces including the show staircase and the decoration of the balconies. FABER supplied all LED modules for the walls and the floor. AMPCO Flashlight provided the rigging and sound. Fabriq Media did the technical production. Light-H-Art created the lighting design and PIVOT the motion graphics.