International

Postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 was recently held with Qatar Vision Production Company (Qvision) producing and delivering the infotainment for all matches played at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and Education City Stadium, as well as developing, producing and managing the coronation ceremony on February 11 at Education City Stadium. Claypaky Scenius Unico, Hepikos and Sharpy Plus fixtures played key roles in the Qatar Vision productions, which included synchronized light-and-music shows before each match and the final ceremony crowning team Bayern Munich as the champion.

The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 was the 17th edition of the FIFA-organized international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions. However, only six teams competed in the tournament because of New Zealand’s withdrawal due to their country’s COVID-19 quarantine measures.

“Claypaky has a wealth of products suitable for any kind of lighting show whether it’s a large- scale stadium show or ceremony, corporate event or launch, small event or wedding — Claypaky has every thing you need,” says Sharif Hashisho, Managing Director of Qatar Vision in Doha, Qatar who served as Executive Producer/ Artistic Director of the shows.

“Claypaky fixtures are very reliable products when it comes to show business. Working with products that will not fail during a show was an important factor in our selection,” he points out. ‘In addition, Claypaky has the brightest lights available in the market, so for stadium shows like these nothing could beat Claypaky products.”

Qatar Vision utilized a complement of 80 Claypaky moving lights for the productions, consisting of 40 Scenius Unicos, 20 Hepikos and 20 Sharpy Plus. The lights where positioned on the stadiums’ field of play atop 20cm-high StageDex opposite the VIP seating area. From that location they gave an optimal view of all lighting effects for both the match infotainment as well as the coronation ceremony.

“The lights created several effects to accommodate and synchronize to the music played over the stadium PA system,” Hashisho explains. “Beam, chase and strobe effects, as well as several additional programs, were used to provide the right sequences needed for our shows. During the coronation ceremony the lights also created wonderful synchronized beam effects to accommodate the pyrotechnics of the closing ceremony.” A five-minute fireworks display was staged from the Education City Stadium roof.

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Sharpy Plus

SHARPY PLUS is the first true 100% HYBRID unit, able to be a perfect beam light and a perfect spotlight.  It is suitable for every occasion, with an extraordinary luminous efficiency which ensures substantial savings through lower power consumption.

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grandMA3 full-size

The grandMA3 full-size console is the flagship of the range. It offers the ultimate MA lighting control hardware and is designed for professionals that appreciate the hands-on flexibility that a no-compromise solution can offer.

Founded on the legacy of the previous grandMA consoles, the grandMA3 represents a radical re-think of what’s possible from a lighting control platform. The elegant new system-architecture incorporates new fixture, feature and effects-handling at its very heart.

The system features ground-breaking concepts from top industry visionaries, presented within a refined user interface, and is designed to make practical tasks more intuitive.

Hepikos

Hepikos is an innovative Claypaky beam-wash light, which encloses all the most advanced optical, mechanical and electronic technology, in its highly compact body. The light is built around a bright 440W Osram lamp, and features a 5-40° zoom which provides a bright wash effect even at maximum beam angle.

Scenius Unico

The Scenius Unico is the latest addition to the Scenius family, therefore its first highly appealing feature is the quality of its light (1400W Osram lamp, 6500K, very high CRI). It is a magnificent spot light for projecting effects, with six rotating gobos, a rotating prism a beautiful animation wheel, and it is equipped with the most sophisticated and most precise framing system on the market today.