14 mei 2018 - Our final has started
Congratulations to Israël! For us the final is not the end of our job. Load Out is a very important part, even more since we only have 72 hrs. to empty the venue. Shortly after the show the venue looked like this, and right now all lights have been removed. Teamwork!
12 mei 2018 - This is the moment!
The day of the grand final is here! We are ready. Everything under control, and already working in the 72H load-out that is about to follow. We wish everybody a great show!
12 mei 2018 - Video equipment
With our partner Pixellight we supplied video for audience and performers.. a short list: 7x Panasonic 31k laser projectors, 2x 20k Barco, 6x Panasonic 21k laser projector, ROE CB3 panels, ROE LED Strips, 2x Green Hippo Boreal incl. video server.. Supported by Faber audiovisuals. Photo: Ralph Larmann
11 mei 2018 - Happy Birthday Guus!
Congratulations to Guus! celebrating your birthday in Lissabon. That spells CAKE !
8 mei 2018 - Semifinal day 1
Tis is the moment..all delegations have arrivedand rehearsed, and all systems are go for semifinal 1!
4 mei 2018 - Getting close now!
As artists and delegations start to do their rehearsals, things are getting serious in the Altice Arena. We are ready for the show !
3 mei 2018 - Nerdy info #3
4 Hippotizers 16 Elc GBX-8 port nodes 63723 dmx parameters for moving lights. 82114 dmx parameters for pixel mapping and backwall of 351 magic pannels FX 3314 dmx parameters for hippotizers 158 universes for moving lights 88 universes for the backwall of 351 magic pannels FX 80 universes rgb pixels HPE switches 10 GBE redundant fibernetwork with over 2000 m of neutric optical-con dual core fiber. And one on site tech shop!
29 april 2018 - Powerstreet
In Monopoly this would be called 'Powerstreet". Power for the lighting systems in a row.
27 april 2018 - Rehearsals
Meanwhile at Eurovision Song Contest: After build-up is finished, programming and fine-tuning has started. All contestants will do rehearsals starting with stand-ins, and their 'personal' lighting will be prepared. Things are starting to come together!
25 april 2018 - FOH in action
Jerry Appelt and his team started programming on FOH, using GrandMA's. its all starting to take shape.
21 april 2018 - Facts & Figures
A list of fun facts ! 3.172 mains power circuit breakers* 49.284 meter power cabling* 400 bitterballs (first shipment)* 38.740 meter data cabling* 1.858 Interal spotladder parts* 1 Jim Bowie Green Mountain Grill (black, the one with Wi-Fi)* 3.908,2 meter trussing* 2.632 individual lighting fixtures* 588 electric chainhoists * 1 airfryer and freezer * 1.983 days of labour * 3.688.000.000 liters of truckspace * 886.290 kilograms of cargo * 172.365 km truck travelling
21 april 2018 - Taking shape
Everyday we see the design taking shape, and the effect of the circles that move around.
20 april 2018 - RoboSpot
the ROBE system helps our followspot guys in tracking the artists. No more sweating in the roof of the venue!
19 april 2018 - ribs 'n racks
Here you see the racks neatly positioned behind the ribs. The stage is almost finished!
18 april 2018 - Magic Panels
another shot of the Ayrton Magic Panels. We cant wait to see them in full action..
17 april 2018 - The back wall
More than 350 Ayrton Magic Panel FX fill the back wall, promising a spectacular result.
16 april 2018 - Dimmers are go
Nicely protected by the ribs, our dimmers and mains are in place and ready for action!
14 april 2018 - Food Fighters: learn to fry
Now that the complimentary Dutch 'Bitterballs' have arrived in Ola's Eurovision Song Contest Production office, neatly packed in a flightcase including freezer, fryer and back up battery, we also managed to get a matching playlist for background music including "Fry like an eagle", "One day i'll Fry away", "I believe i can Fry" and ''The heat is on" by Glenn Fry. Any suggestions more than welcome. Enjoy the bitterballs guys !
13 april 2018 - Milestones
A big part of the circular struture is ready. The guys are on schedule, and deserve a nice drink!
12 april 2018 - A big update
We are making big progress. The grid is finished, lighting and cabling is being installed. Enjoy some shots from our special reporter!
3 april 2018 - Unloading at the Altice arena
Unloading teh trucks at the Atice arena. Things are getting serious now!
26 maart 2018 - First cases have arrived
We have liftoff: The first batch of cases has arrived, building starts on the rigging.
23 maart 2018 - Power for CyberMotion
Frits Ton working on the mains racks, powering the CyberMotion system.
23 maart 2018 - Preprogramming Cyberhoists
Joeri shares the room in Lissabon with ESC lighting operators, preprogramming cyberhoists.
20 maart 2018 - Meanwhile in Utrecht
Cables are being prepared in our studio. Laying out the cables covers a good part of the distance to Lissabon..
15 maart 2018 - The Office
Ampco Flashlight production office in full force: Guus, Henk Jan, Robbie, Gerrit, Ruud and Tijs.
16 maart 2018 - All aboard!
Meet the ESC 2018 stage! Full of references to Portugal's Nautical heritage, and full of equipment (more than 2300 fixtures, 3500M truss & 600 hoists )
14 maart 2018 - Ampco Flashlight goes Lissabon
Portuguese National broadcastrer RTP selected the Ampco Flashlight / Pixel Light combination as ttechnical supplier of all lighting, rigging and motion for the Eurovision Song Contest in Lissabon. 300 million viewers will see one of the worlds most important TV-broadcasts.