Sport presentation transforms live sport into a dramatic theatrical experience for both venue spectators and broadcast audiences. The gathered crowd is taken on an emotional rollercoaster, sharing athletes’ pain, apprehension, anguish, triumph and glory. Sport presentation is the combination of vision, music, announcers, entertainment, technology, cueing and showcalling to heighten the emotion inherent in sport.
Events are about communicating important messages and celebrating stories of cultural significance. Great Big Events’ experience in delivering events on and off the field of play ranges from opening and closing ceremonies of major international sporting events, to gala evenings and awards ceremonies of all descriptions, expos, symposiums, cultural festivals and community address, among many others. Our Ceremonies and Events team works closely with relevant parties to ensure key messages are conveyed in a creative, engaging, professional and sensitive manner, ensuring that the events not only serve their purpose, but leave their own lasting legacy.
Far too often, big screens at live events fail to live up to their potential by purely mirroring the live action, rather than complementing the sport by building suspense, creating drama, and informing and engaging spectators. Great Big Events’ in-house vision and graphics team have pioneered a range of vision and graphics content to suit any purpose or occasion. Some examples include inspirational packages, technical explanation video content and interactive frames like dance-cam and karaoke-cam to jazz-up event down times.
Need some extra assistance to take your event brand to the next level? Great Big Events’ in-house design team has the experience and expertise to create the full event package such as logo design, event signage, custom stage design, look and feel elements, illustrations and much more. Add some pizazz to your event with custom branded elements from a team that truly understand the live event landscape.
From the moment a fan steps through the front gates they become a part of the event experience. Our team has developed a number of activities – including interactive cameras and graphics; sponsored competitions and giveaways; inflatables in crowds; and MC interviews with participants and spectators – to elevate the overall experience of the fan. Great Big Events’ innovative social media program allows from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to be moderated and channelled to the big screen in real time. Social media offers the unique ability for a live event to transcend the on-the-day in-venue experience.
In the constantly changing landscape of the global event industry, Great Big Events’ dedicated in-house technical team has allowed the company to stay ahead of the rest in its incorporation of technology into event delivery. Great Big Events has developed a number of innovative programs including GBE ProVision – a state of the art event presentation tool that allows for broadcast quality, data rich, animated graphics to be displayed on a venue big screen; GBE Livestream – a program that gives a client the capacity to broadcast event action to a platform of its choosing; and GBE Picify – a technology which allows the overlaying of filters on live vision for broadcast on the big screen.
Music plays a pivotal role in setting the mood in the venue. From introductory tracks, stings, fanfares, anthems – a perfectly timed piece of music can arouse the intended emotion from the audience, and bind them intimately with the drama of the occasion. What sets Great Big Events apart from the rest of the field is our commitment to devising tailor-made music programs that are of an international quality, that fit the local scene and audience demographic, and that are always culturally sensitive.
Great Big Events has been working in the international events industry for more than two decades. The unique structure of our team – consisting of almost exclusively full-time staff dispersed right around the world – places Great Big Events in the advantageous position of having consulted on and delivered events across a vast spectrum of locations, sizes, venues, budgets and clients. Our team is capable of providing consultancy services, sharing our unparalleled experience and expertise with clients to help them deliver their events in the richest, most engaging and professional manner possible.
Great Big Events continue to push the boundaries of special effects and lighting use in sport and events. GBE masterfully use them in ways similar to a feature film or in a Broadway musical – to build excitement or to celebrate dramatic moments. Lighting can dramatically alter the mood of a crowd and heighten anticipation. All of these innovative techniques are perfectly suited to celebrate points being scored or to enhance the final whistle. Combined with music, announcements and other crowd engagement techniques, special effects and lighting are potent forces for shaping experiences for athletes and their spectators.