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Black Quartz Takes the Stage at Buckingham Palace

CT Deploys Black Quartz For The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Leek, The Netherlands (12 June 2022) – The celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service marked a momentous occasion in British history. Creative Technology (CT) was asked to provide technical delivery of the stunning Buckingham Palace projection, and main stage using ROE Visual's Black Quartz LED screens for the BBC's Platinum Party at the Palace celebration.

Picture by STUFISH

CT is a trusted provider of high-profile BBC events, delivering various other events of this calibre. To seamlessly provide such a large-scale and high-profile event, Creative Technology assembled some of the industry's most skilled engineers to display the stunning content, which was designed and created by NorthHouse Creative, using both projection and LED screen displays,

Based on Stufish's stage design, CT supplied 209sqm of ROE Visual's Black Quartz LED screen to all three main stages, which displayed content by NorthHouse Creative. Live camera feeds from NEP broadcast gave the audience a great view of the show, including performances from Hans Zimmer, Celeste, and The Royal Ballet, as well as words from Her Majesty the Queen, HRH Prince William, and Sir David Attenborough. The LED screens were added to the mesmerising backdrop across Buckingham Palace using 32 high brightness projectors.

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to project onto Buckingham Palace and produce a visually stunning backdrop for the likes of Duran Duran, Alicia Keys and Diana Ross, to name just a few. It was an event that should make the live events industry immensely proud to be a part of indeed!" – Will Harkin, Project Manager at Creative Technology.

"It was truly rewarding to be chosen as the LED screen and projection supplier for the Platinum Jubilee, making it a hat-trick for both the company and me. Working with Ric Lipson's complex design presented challenges. Still, it all went together as envisaged, and it all looked absolutely stunning in the broadcast transmission" - Stuart Young, Senior Project Manager at Creative Technology.

Picture by STUFISH

In addition to BBC Studios' Platinum Party at the Palace, the Black Quartz LED screens were also used in the lead-up to the event for the Trooping the Colour, the service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's, and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant alongside live camera feeds from NEP broadcast used by the BBC for the television production.

The Black Quartz LED screens are designed as outdoor displays, resulting in brilliant visuals, even in challenging outdoor circumstances. They brought the beautiful content to life for the live audiences as well as the camera feeds.

"It is always truly a privilege and an honour to work on Royal and national events of this kind and to provide our specialist technical services to help commemorate these significant occasions" – Mark Elliott, Managing Director at Creative Technology UK.

Picture copyright: STUFISH

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