"Star Trek" Premiere, Sony Center Berlin

Commissioned by: chest of wonders production GmbH
Client: Paramount Home Entertainment Germany GmbH
Date: 29th April 2013
Location: Sony Center, Berlin
Services:Rigging, Lighting and Audio
Project Manager: Timo Pforr and Pietro Marcandella
Branch Office:Berlin
Special Features:
  • great height and extreme spans presented particular challenges for the rigging work
  • a wealth of experience, special software and planning by our engineers on a 3D CAD-model all helped to guarantee the highest possible standard of safety, efficiency and quality in the technical realisation

Stars and fans celebrated the first showing of "Star Trek - Into Darkness" in Berlin with an elaborate black carpet show. Over 60 daylight spotlights installed on trusses eight metres above the ground provided homogenous lighting of the set and of the photo walls in particular. The crest of the Sony Center roof is 42 metres high and the height of the roof ring beams varies between 45 and 49 metres - a constellation that called for very special rigging techniques. Fourteen suspension points had to be installed for the trusses at a height of ten metres. Each leg of the bridle was between 40 and 90 metres long. When the suspension point was loaded with the predefined equipment, it then moved several metres into the previously calculated position. We used various in-house software and structural engineering tools for the extensive calculations.


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