Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony

Telstra Olympic Stadium

Sydney, October 2003

Client: Australian Rugby Union


  • Fourteen 6kw rotating double scroller PIGI projectors directed at ground cloth on stadium playing field
  • - Projections from elevated positions to produce a combined image area of 100m x 60m (300’ x 180’)
  • Projectors rigged from motorised trusses 36m (110’) above ground level. Projectors not accessible from ground after installation
  • Projector layout determined by using laser survey and 3D CAD
  • Photographic and graphic imagery including kinetic and rotational effects
  • Time-code synchronisation with sound track
  • Additional four scrolling projectors located on field to illuminate flown scenic objects


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