The Portland Trail Blazers’ innovative pre-game show for the NBA Playoffs wowed fans in every seat of the Moda Center with dynamic, superhero projections achieved with the support of disguise 4x4pro media servers. The disguise systems showcased their flexibility and utility to deliver fan-favorite content for all types of national sporting events.
“Many of the creative options available in an NBA pre-game environment did not pass that test, so Craig Winslow of Craig Winslow Studio and the Trail Blazers’ Billie Olson conceptualised a 360º projection cylinder that would fly in from the scoreboard and disappear just as fast as it entered.”
The magical effect began after the visiting team was introduced. “A kabuki curtain release system was used to reveal the cylinder from its position tucked away below the scoreboard,” Luke Buchanan, Lead Technician at MeyerPro who served as disguise Systems Designer and Operator explains. “Projectors from each corner illuminated the canvas for a seamless 360º video intro including highlights from the Trail Blazers' season. The concept was to tell a story of the team and fans coming together aptly set to Junkie XL's remix of the Beatles’ song, ‘Come Together.’ We also wanted to make sure the 35-foot-tall screen made the players ‘larger than life,’ in superhero form, as they walked out during intros.”