The Shop Ibiza has delivered an Avatar movie-themed event for its client, The Sound of Love.
The events agency delivered the event for 800 guests at a private villa, themed around James Cameron’s Avatar movie.
The Shop’s theatrical team handmade every prop, recruited and delivered all aspects of technical support.
More than 50 performing artists were contracted to enhance the occasion, co-ordinated by a choreographer and assigned a wide range of roles for the duration of the event.
On arrival, guests entered through a “transformational chamber” where they were presented with costumes and props from a selection of Avatar spears, night vision goggles and assorted tribal gadgets, including handmade bracelets. Once transformed, they accessed the main outside space where a hair and make-up station was available to add further authenticity to events.
Wall projections onto the side of an 18th century olive barn and hand-held projections onto those in attendance were combined with a selection of lasers, inflatables and fog to recreate the Avatar movie atmosphere.
To fully light the site, The Shop installed more than 30 moving heads from Martin by Harman (Viper) and Robe (1200s) as well as 60 LED par cans to complete a scene around the production’s fibre-optic-adorned oak-tree centre-piece.
At midnight, the action moved indoors. Guests travelled through a metallic space-ship tunnel to access a tropically-themed interior within the barn. During the planning process for the event, The Shop’s team had noted that the acoustics of the barn were likely to present problems for amplified music and installed special flooring, as well as a range of discreet acoustic baffles, to successfully overcome the reverberant space. A Pioneer Pro Audio XY-Series PA was selected to generate a true club vibe. As with the exterior production, lighting was a combination of Martin by Harman (including MH5) and Robe (Spikies) controlled through an MA lighting grandMA desk.
Simeon Friend, managing director of The Shop Ibiza, said: “One of the real strengths of The Shop is the way in which our technical and practical expertise supports the flair of our creative team.
“As well as the skills to design and build props and sets, we have an extensive inventory of high quality AV hardware, lighting and special effects and the know-how to deploy it to great effect.
“This means that our creative team operate without any constraints on their ambitions – if a client imagines it, we can make it a reality! That was certainly the case at this event and we’re very proud of what we achieved.”