ECA2 – a French-based company specialized in creating and producing major events and shows around the world, was in charge of designing the entire “Big-O” show as well as the O structure. The artistic and technical production of the show was also part of ECA2 mission.
The O itself features a water screen inside the outer rim, which shows films and other videos. The outer rim also produces special effects, such as laser shows.
For the “Big-O” night-time show, the Medialon show control system synchronizes hundreds of devices and special effects, creating an immersive show that plunges the audience into the heart of a sensory narrative.
– 24x moving water cannons (360)
– Cascade Screen, a 45-meter high water curtain which is the biggest and tallest one ever built in the world
– hundreds of water jets
– 24x flame generators
– hundreds of mist nozzles
– 5x lasers
Lighting and video:
– 58x moving heads (1 500W) in weatherproof casing
– 6x video projectors (35 000 lumens)
Design – Creation – Production Director & Producer: Jean-Christophe Canizares from ECA2
Head of Operations & Technical Director: Guillaume Duflot from ECA2
Screenplay, Artistic Director & Show Director: Moira Smith from ECA2
Big-O Architecture: Mark Fisher
Control: LCSS, ECA2
For over 30 years, ECA2 has been creating and producing major events and shows around the world. Renowned for its outstanding creativity, innovative designs and technical expertise, ECA2 delivers unique special events, ceremonies, World Expos, Olympic Games and permanent show for theme parks.
Medialon designs user friendly yet powerful, IT based audiovisual control solutions, for simple to mission critical applications such as Museum Media Control, Theme Park Wide and Attraction Control, Live Entertainment Show Control and Corporate Showrooms. Products include Show & Media Control Software, Embedded Controllers, Digital Audio Servers, Scheduling Software, and Redundant Control Servers. The company maintains offices in the USA and Europe and a network of international distributors.