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Forest of Light, Sochi FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM, Russia | by BASHIBA
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Forest of Light, Sochi FISHT OLYMPIC STADIUM, Russia

Compagnia Finzi Pasca, Creator and Designer of the Light Forest.


Roberto Vitalini, Member of the Creative Team and Video Designer for the kinetic Forest.


We delivered the Volumetric Video Content for the three dimensional "forest of light" for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Opening Ceremony.


Producers: FiveCurrents + Balich WorldWide Shows


The giant hanging forest of light would display volumetric video content created with our custom Real-Time Particle System to produce a kinetic LED sculpture. Not only was the forest designed to beautifully fill the huge void created by the stadium roof but through automating the trusses the entire system could be lowered to become an integral part of the performances on the field of play. The one-of-a-kind “LED FOREST” contained 209 internally lit, poly carbonate poles that were hung from trusses at spaced intervals above the field of play. The uniquely formed, LED display was made up of 12m long tubes containing 8 strips of LED, with a pixel pitch of 20mm. Each tube had a central core of LED elements suitable to receive video signal with 360-degree visibility.

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Taken on July 19, 2014