Continuing a long-running working relationship, XL Video has once again worked with Telemundo to bring their highly creative video staging to life for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
The event, which was broadcast live by Telemundo, took place on 24th April at Bank United Center in Miami, Florida and featured performances from Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Andrea Bocelli & Laura Pausini, and Enrique Iglesias.
Working closely with Telemundo’s production team, XL Video’s Senior Account Executive, Hans Beijer, specified a range of XL’s creative LED products to realize the producer’s design.
The design, based around a theme of curves and circles, featured screens upstage left and right formed from 287 tiles of Pixled F-30 semi transparent LED. On the left performance area, the center of the screen was a custom curve built from Pixled F-15.
Each of these performance areas featured a flown ‘reveal’ which covered the artist changeovers and raised up to the roof for their performances. The reveals were both curved with center panels formed from XL’s flexible Pixled F-9 LED.
Across the top of the stage a curve and 3 circular tickers were formed from 300 tiles of Pixled F-11 LED all 1 tile high. A center portrait screen upstage was also built from F-11, and was positioned behind two columns.
All the onstage columns, swoops, stage edges and several sets of stairs were created using FLX-24 pixels, with over 16,000 used in total across the entire set!
On either side of the stage, XL also supplied two Barco R-12 units rear-projecting on to two 20’ x 13’ screens, which provided IMAG of the presenters and performers for the benefit of the audience in the house.
XL’s Hans Beijer commented: “We were very happy to collaborate with Telemundo to help them make their creative design reality. With multiple types of LED to rig, and the requirement to ensure all cabling was completely hidden, our Project Manager Franck VanDeCayzeele and technicians Freddie, Kyle, Dennis, Curtis and Tom, did a great job to ensure a smooth build.”