Visual Design and Artwork
VOLO designed and produced all the supporting visual content for the event – from budget and execution to programmed distribution across all screens in all locations – and including all technology and operations solutions. The 1,200-person capacity general session arena, for example, featured dynamic high-def video content created in Unreal Engine, across the 13 massive LED projection screens .
The VOLO Team also created four distinct UE4 environments for the original general session dance numbers, one of which was inspired by Gala’s Battle Star Galactica game. Unreal Engine 4 also was featured in several of the “world” environments – including an interactive virtual graffiti wall utilizing C++ for the Urban World.
Animation for the Ages
For the launch of Gala Film, VOLO created a feature-quality, three-minute announcement animation . This animation was competed in a record breaking 35 days and involved over 60 animators in 3 countries working around the clock to meet the critical launch deadline. The results speak for themselves.
A Network Quality Broadcast
Day three of the event featured a one-hour long webcast, shot and speed-edited on-site over the events of the preceding two days. Crafted to network standards with cinematic cameras for theatrical effect, the broadcast featured live and prerecorded interviews, Q&A sessions and became the vehicle for the big Gala Film announcement. VOLO crews shot video for the webcast not only in Malta but also in London.
World Class Entertainment
While four all-originally choreographed dance numbers by VOLO’s Fosse and MTV VMA award winning choreography team thrilled guests during the general sessions – entertainment pinnacle spilled across two nights of full set performances from renowned A-List Celebrity music artists
VOLO not only secured the Malta festival grounds concert venue, they also produced and managed all the talent for the show and provided backline, lighting, sound, staging, concert visualization – and an epic fireworks finale!
- Noel Gallagher
- George Ezra
- Tom Misch
- Remi Wolf
Relentless Planning and Flawless Execution
With only 94 days to imagine, scale, design, produce, manage, and execute, only VOLO’s relentless planning, attention to detail and “no-nonsense,” flow-through project management process could deliver an event of this magnitude in such a short period of time – flawlessly. VOLO performed on time and on budget every step of the way. Guided by three decades of veteran experience and relationships, VOLO’s team was able to artfully balance media, message, and environment with total project accountability – maintaining the highest levels of excellence.
“VOLO never once said ‘we can’t,’ – they always said ‘how can we?’ They build it from scratch, they designed it and they owned it – and that’s what makes them so professional.”
Sarah Buxton – GALA COO