The set design project for the Olympic Games took its inspiration from the organic and sinuous forms of Rio de Janeiro s curves, so as to give tangibility to its agility, fluidity and dynamism. Hot and dark textures made possible the contrast created by led illumination.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
SporTV s arts team designed, planned, built, and supervised all scenic projects elaborated to carry out the coverage of the Olympic Games. Olympic Studio, built in the Olympic Park, was strategically located in proximity to the public. The concept was to design a set to harbor several shows with distinct characteristics, but also to allow each product to keep its own identity. Panoramic Studio, which was built on the twelfth floor of a commercial building in front of the Olympic Park, gave the viewer a more analytical, dynamical and light look.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Olympic Studio relied upon a fluid scenery, housing five sets which could be used separately or not according to the position of the cameras and the framing used, without changing or disassembling the scenery.
In the Panoramic Studio, the change of scenery was used. The stand in which up to five hosts and commentators worked could be made into a couch, transforming a formal environment into an informal one.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
SportTV built two studios for the coverage of the Olympic Games, Rio 2016. Since its conception, the project took two years. The scenery of Olympic Studio, with its 170 square meters, was used during twenty-two days for the broadcasting of the shows. Panoramic Studio, with 70 square meters and situated on the twelfth floor of a building at Abelardo Bueno Avenue, was used for thirty-four days, during both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Both projects built specifically for the Olympic Games were made with MDF, styrofoam, acrylic and leather. Our main premise was the production of light items, with materials, colors and solutions capable of harmonizing themselves with the lightning and the location of each show. The number of reflectors, the intensity and temperature of the light, and the color palette were preset according to the time of exhibition and the editorial project of each show.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The Olympic Studio, a 170 square meters studio, was designed to articulate five integrated spaces. The Panoramic Studio, with its 70 square meters and located on the twelfth floor of a commercial building in front of the Olympic Park, it housed a 24 hour live transmission and also shared what was being broadcasted on the other fifteen channels SporTV offered during the Olympic Games. The transmission comprised some change in the scenery, the substitution of the lightning filters and a chroma key for the use of virtual images.
Scenery, Olympic Games, Brazil, sports, SporTV, Rio 2016, set design, glass studio, Olympic Studio, Panoramic Studio
Our research aimed at finding materials, colours, and technological solutions that could reduce the reflexion of the scenic light on the glass used, without any interference in the natural reflection of the elements.
Our biggest challenge was operational: to build sets, in both studios, which caused minimal impact in terms of change of scenery and furniture storage.
TEAM MEMBERS (32) :
Concept and Coordination: Letícia Vorcaro , Project Architect: Fernando Zerbetto , Architectural Coordinator: Fabio Figueiredo , Set Producer: Juliana Cassidy, Set Producer: Luciano Romanieli, Set Producer: Eduardo Quintanilha, Set Producer: Otávio Guerra, Set Producer: Clarissa Baier, Set Producer: Patrícia Oliveira, Senior Illustrator: Rodrigo Essinger, Art Director: Alexandre Arrabal, Lightning: Luiz Fernando Ribeiro, Lightning: Everaldo Xavier, Lightning: Cadu Areias, Lightning: Danilo Neves, Lightning: Glauco Paganotti, Lightning: Sandro Bernardo, Lightning: Luiza Coelho, Lightning: Marcus Vinícius Medeiros, Scenic Technician: Wladislaw Damasceno, Scenic Technician: Jairo Ribeiro, Stagehand: Nei Mendes, Stagehand: Samuel Oliveira, Stagehand: Max Aldir, Stagehand: Marcos Madruga, Driver: Djalma Oliveira, Driver: Ivan Toscano, Engineering Project Manager: Fernando Roncarati , Public Relations: Julia Censi , Special Projects Manager: Norton Marcon, Editor in Chief: Renato Matte and Cable Channel CEO: Raul Costa Jr.