TURKISH AIRLINES EUROLEAGUE
2019 FINAL FOUR
The 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four wrote a new chapter in the history of European basketball, offering the audience a complex, high-quality live show comparable to those of the biggest outdoor events.
In front of an audience connected live from all over the world and over 15,000 fans attending each of the sold-out games at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), on the weekend of 17th-19th May 2019 Filmmaster Events staged a series of shows concentrated in sequences of just a few minutes – from the opening ceremony on Friday, to teams presentations, the Trophy ceremony and the pre-Championship game show on Sunday.
The Filmmaster Events project developed an elaborate, but flexible, technical system to amplify the surfaces and make them available for ad-hoc videos that were projected not only on the basketball court, but also on a large canvas cylinder with a diameter of 9 metres and height of 15 metres, lowered by the media cube, which became the focal point of the show. This technological solution enabled a 360-degree view and the creation of astounding three-dimensional effects that captivated the audience during the shows.
Other innovations were used for the show, such as special Rue Cyr, displaying the team names while rotating, or the holo fans, fans for hologram projections, used for the first time by professional dance crews (coming from Spain and the USA) during the teams presentation.
Filmmaster Event also oversaw the production of emotional videos, dedicated to celebrating the “pillars” of the Final Four: the fans, the true stars of the event; the four teams that reached the finals after an extraordinary journey; the action of the sport of basketball; and the glory of the competition.
The 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four was awarded third prize in Sports Event category at Bea World 2019, the International Festival of Events and Live Communication.
15,000 spectators for each of the 4 games
7 events over two days, designed as a unique spectacle
maximum duration of 5 minutes for the opening ceremony and pre-Championship Game show
850 sqm cylinder for three-dimensional projections in the centre of the court