Going on site before a project and getting the lay of the land is important to its success; and between Abu Dhabi and Berlin, we’re prepping intensely for our next upcoming production with Memories Events Management. We're excited for what we're cooking up together!
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Thank you Capture Media for the stellar 360 degree projection mapping!
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#experience #eventproduction #battleroyalstudios #stagedesign
Hybrid Events by Battle Royal Studios
We're back onsite for a hybrid event experience! The view is warped because we're shooting right next to CERN's particle collider. 😉
#setlife #videoproduction #video #greenscreen #hybridevents #creativeproduction #battleroyalstudios
As one of our closest collaborators, @Duncan McDade creates enchanting worlds for our productions. From visual content to immersive virtual settings to large-scale live video mapping designs, the performers inhabit on stage.
He considers his work for Battle Royal Studios to be "extensions of performances"; movement designs that the performers interact with. Big thanks Duncan McDade for great years of enhancing our experiences we create for memorable times
Read the full article via the link in bio to find out more about his work.
#production #creativestudio #motiondesign #hybridexperience #immersion #hybridculture #lightdesign #battleroyalstudios #viralvideos #projectionmapping #eventplanner #3dmapping #madmapper #videoart #projectiondesign
With the REMIX Opening of Esch2022, we highlighted the peculiarities of the Esch region and created an exciting story to activate visitors in a matching unique user journey.
To make the created narrative vivid, it has always been common practice for major events to create a character that acts as a facilitator for the story. Therefore, we created a mascot called Bot-Bot, which was both elaborately animated in 3D and performed live on stage as a puppet.
Read our full article via the link in the bio to find out how a character at an event can enhance a story.
Video of Battle Royal Studios and Freecaster for Esch2022
#esch2022 #experienceesch #europeancapitalofculture #music #production #socialdistancing #creativestudio #immersiveexperience #creativedirection #battleroyalberlin
How we entered the next level of Hybrid Culture? In our episode of the @theatreartlife podcast, our Co-CEOs @judithhoch_br and @brendan_shelper talked to @anna_lorraine_robb about the transformation and evolvement of battleROYAL Berlin since the pandemic has started.
Follow the link in bio to listen to the whole episode on Spotify. 🌟
"When Covid hit, we took the chance to aggressively pivot and see it as an opportunity to enter new markets. For us that meant investing our work into augmented reality- or let's just say the more virtual event world or the virtual communication world.
That was a pretty natural step because we already use those tools in our live staging contexts. What we've essentially done is open up a whole new series of opportunities to produce these digital, interactive, and immersive events for various clients - probably who we would not have normally spoken to. These are some massive international clients actually who allow us to develop exceptional, I would say some of the biggest digital experiences in Europe and the world." - Brendan Shelper, Co-CEO
Photo by Brendan Shelper for battleROYAL Berlin
#immersiveexperience #creativedirection #technicaldirection #production #conference #hybridevent #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
We are grateful to have found a stellar partner in Memories Events Management with whom we can implement and expand our stunning motion design ideas in the Dubai region - allowing us to further push technological progress and innovation in our bespoke concepts.
A few weeks ago, we once again joined forces on the World Government Summit - القمة العالمية للحكومات- embracing the hybrid mindset to create memorable highlights and drive engagement, utilizing VR and AR to bring out most impactful moments during the conference.
Video by battleROYAL Berlin
Event by Memories Events Management
Wael Jaber - Event Director
Reine Khoury - Lead Creative Director
Creative Production by battleROYAL Berlin:
Stefan Spendier - Producer
Jon Buckels - Creative Director
Capture Media GmbH - Motion Design
#dubai #worldgovsummit #production #projectionmapping #hybridevent #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
We used video-mapping to create an even more stunning REMIX opening ceremony for Esch2022. Projections on buildings only leave a lasting impression when they become part of the actual story.
The windows of the City Hall in Esch-sur-Alzette became battery displays that showed the current status of the co-created energy the visitors generated throughout the night. At the university campus in Belval, former steel silos became a galactic scene of technical displays and an AR rocket, which in the end took off into the sky powered by the created energy.
The AR experience also took the digital livestream experience to the next level.
Read our full article via the link in bio to find out how to vividly combine an interactive story with the latest video mapping technology.
Video by Freecaster
#esch2022 #experienceesch #europeancapitalofculture #music #production #creativestudio #immersiveexperience #creativedirection #battleroyalberlin #ar #videomapping
Since its very genesis, Future Frequencies has always been about community-building, helping to shape the European soundscape of tomorrow. After two years, we finally brought it onto the stage as part of the Esch2022 REMIX Opening.
We are deeply moved by how much care and creative intention was brought into this project. We thank all the participants, the team, and all partners for making Future Frequencies a dream come true. 🌟
We are very excited to announce that we'll be offering this format to other cities and regions as well. As a true grass-root initiative, Future Frequencies will continue building artistic communities from the inside out — revealing the wealth of talent lying right on everyone's doorstep. Which region is going to create the next sound of the future?
Video by Christian Fussenegger
Big shout out to our beloved Future Frequencies family:
Naomi Ayé Vajdovics Suarez
Zirocco: Nick Kellam, LG Stievenart, Sebastian Rengifo, Marcus Dackner
Olivier Crochet aka LiverTwist
Brass Band du Conservatoire de Musique d’Esch-sur-Alzette
Quatuor à cordes d'élèves du Conservatoire de Musique d’Esch-sur-Alzette
Ensemble à Plectre Municipal d’Esch-sur-Alzette.
Melodic Vibrations Choir
Matthew Herbert, Frank Wiedemann
ASSOCIATE MUSICAL DIRECTORS
Basil Hogios, Bruno Deodato
PJM Wraight, Priscila Da Costa, Matthew Herbert
CONCEPT DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
VIDEO ART DIRECTOR AND LIVEV VJ
"I've never seen something like this; the concert comes with different styles and directions. You hear heavy metal, dance music, classic music, and songs. It's very various, interesting, and thoughtful." - Matthew Herbert.
On the show evening, the audience could finally witness the outcome of this fantastic journey of Future Frequencies – a spectacular concert with a light show and exceptional diverse music.
For the future, Frank Wiedemann has loving words for the Esch region: “I would love it if anybody who lives here is encouraged to enter more collaborations, make more music, create their art — and be proud of it. That's the major impact of all European Capital of Cultures.”
Thanks to all the participants, the team and all partners who brought Future Frequencies to life. It’s been an absolut pleasure. 🖤
Video by Freecaster
Big shout out to our beloved Future Frequencies participants:
Naomi Ayé Vajdovics Suarez
Zirocco: Nick Kellam, LG Stievenart, Sebastian Rengifo, Marcus Dackner
Olivier Crochet aka LiverTwist
#futurefrequencies #esch2022 #europeancapitalofculture #workshop #music #creativestudio #creativedirection #battleroyalberlin
It's your turn to take centre stage at the #remixopening of Esch2022 this Saturday, Feb 26 🚀
Join us, the team of Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company, and the citizens of Luxembourg to celebrate the cultural heritage of the Esch region and remix the future. As the protagonists in our story, you will be taken through light shows, live music, sky high projections and an array of kooky characters to help us on this 🚨 TOP SECRET MISSION 🚨
More information coming soon on how you can livestream the event straight to your living rooms but first...
👉 We must find out your department!
Each department reflects an element integral to the history of the Esch region and you will be allocated your department after taking our quick personality quiz. Whether you're in:
☄️ Red Earth
🌊 River Alzette
🔥 Iron Furnace
✨ New Horizons
...your department will shape your journey through the evening so what are you waiting for - find out now ⬇️
Video by Esch2022
In the latest episode of the Theatre Art Life podcast, our Co-CEOs Judith Hoch and Brendan Shelper talked to Anna Robb about our upcoming creative production, the Esch2022 REMIX opening to take place this Saturday, February 26 at 5:30 PM CET!
Follow this link to listen to the whole episode on Spotify 🌟
“[Esch2022] is a super exciting one. It's the opening of the European Capital of Culture 2022. Each year one or two cities in different countries are selected to be the cultural capital which is strengthening the European culture. [The project] starts with an opening, runs the whole year with multiple cultural projects and then there is a closing ceremony." - Judith Hoch, Co-CEO
Image by Emily Meyer from one of the sites in Esch Belval
#podcasts #newepisode #esch2022 #remixopening #brendanshelper #judithhoch #creativestudio #battleroyal
Esch2022 Interactive Livestream Experience by battleROYAL Berlin
If you are not able to physically join us on the REMIX opening night of Esch2022, no need to worry — we’ve spent the last months conceptualizing and producing a livestream experience far more engaging than your standard format, making it easy for viewers to not just witness, but actively partake.
As always, whether IRL or remotely, our goal is always to make each and every participant feel actively included in the unfolding of each hybrid experience.
Tune in February 26th to see how!
#esch2022 #remixopening #experienceesch2022 #hybridculture #livestream #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Motion Design for Esch2022 by battleROYAL Berlin
With 9 days to go until D-day, catch a glimpse into the working process of our motion design unit, currently crafting a series of architectural projections for the Esch2022 REMIX opening night. 🎆
Motion design is crucial in helping us develop our immersive undertakings. In augmenting the space to enhance each audience member’s experience, we make it possible for everyone to fully dive into their hybrid journey alongside us.
Video by Alexandra Weltz-Rombach
#esch2022 #remixopening #experienceesch2022 #projectionmapping #motiondesign #hybridculture #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Only 12 days left until the Esch2022 opening night!
Preparations are in full swing as we’re doing some vertical height rehearsals. 🚀
Video by Florian Bücking
#esch2022 #ecoc #openingnight #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Light Pre-Programming I Arena Show Dubai Expo2020 - battleROYAL Berlin
This week, we’re on site — finalizing production for a large-scale arena show to be part of the Expo 2020 Dubai.
With 2000-strong marching crew, over 200 projectors, an immersive audio system topped with Augmented Reality elements, the hybrid experience will take over Dubai’s Al Wasl Dome in front of a live audience including His Highness the Sheikh of Dubai.
Stay tuned for more updates to follow!
In collaboration with Memories Events Management and supported by Capture Media GmbH
Video by Producer Stefan Spendier and Creative Producer David Bray
#Expo2020 #Dubai #hybridevent #mixedreality #immersivetechnology #arena #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Team work at battleROYAL Berlin
The end of 2021 brought on the celebration of our very first decade in the business – a period of growth beyond our wildest dreams, but one that has certainly not been left to the odds.
Through her devotion and invaluable contribution to the development of our company for over ten years, as well as through the quality of her open, inclusive and constructive management style, it seemed both well-earned, and simply natural to use this commemorative milestone as an opportunity to appoint Judith Hoch as our co-CEO – henceforth, working even more closely with battleROYAL CEO, owner, and longtime trusted friend and collaborator Brendan Shelper on not just the operational, but the structural expansion of the company as a whole, paving its way forward.
Read more on the rationale behind our Co-CEO appointment, and the kind of leadership we value in our latest blog post: https://battleroyal.berlin/battleroyal-appoints-judith-hoch-as-co-ceo-we-revisit-her-10-year-journey-with-us/
#ceo #appointment #judithhoch #leadership #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Join our team at battleROYAL Berlin
We're hiring! If this sounds like you or someone you know, please share and send a short cover letter and CV to [email protected]
- SENIOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR with experience in media and digital events. English and german proficiency, 3-5 days per week, remote work possible, starting now until end of April.
- OFFICE ASSISTANT with previous experience in an office or operations environment (managing services, maintenance, bookings, handling external communication, mail and deliveries). Fluent in English and German at minimum B2/C1-Level, for 20-30 hours a week, 2-3 weeks in February with the possibility to further extend our collaboration afterwards.
We cannot wait to meet you! 💫
#nowhiring #careers #jobopening #joinourteam #hiringnow #battleroyalberlin #creativestudio
Esch2022 Opening Ceremony Trailer
OPEN CALL: PERFORMERS, DANCERS & BACKSTAGE VOLUNTEERS
📣 Are you a German, Luxembourgish or French speaker?
🎭 Are you interested in theatre, music & culture?
🗓 Are available on February 26 and for a couple of rehearsals between February 14-25?
Be part of the grand opening ceremony for Esch2022 - European Capital of Culture on February 26, 2022! We're looking for theatre & dance groups, young creatives and university students to support our team bring this one of a kind evening to life!
In different spots, on stages and on every street corner, you’ll help deliver live music, DJs sets, dance performances, projection mappings, light installations and a wide range of live entertainment events that are just as spectacular as they are unusual.
If you're interested in taking part, please fill out this application form ⬇️
🔺PLEASE NOTE: this is a voluntary position and you would need to be able to get to Esch-sur-Alzette for rehearsals and the event on the 26th. We will not be able to provide any travel or accommodation so please only apply if you are local to the area or are able to cover any costs yourself.
Creative direction by battleROYAL in collaboration with Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company, Frank Wiedemann, Matthew Herbert, Denis We Choreography, 2 HARD 2 BITE and more!
#esch2022 #europeancapitalofculture #opencall #volunteers #dancers #performers #backstage #openingceremony #hybridculture #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
🎊 It’s a wrap (for now)! 🎊
After a busy, enriching and eventful year full of unexpected turns and surprises, we’re taking this opportunity to announce we’ll be off the grid until the beginning of the new year.
2022 already has quite a bit in store for us (as we do for you 😌) — but until then, we wish you all some very happy, healthy and restful holidays.
The battleROYAL team x
We like our audiences to be active. Figuratively, and, sometimes, literally — as attested by our latest initiative Esch2022moves, forming an integral part of the prelude to the Esch2022 European Capital of Culture celebrations.
My seeking the activate creative movement in the regional communities, we enable them to create, curate, and live out their own bespoke experience, instead of taking on a didactic positioning.
With Esch2022moves, the audience is challenged to submit their own dance routine, for a chance to perform in front of a 10K-strong audience as the coming year’s festivities kick in.
To learn more about the initiative, visit our blog: https://battleroyal.berlin/esch2022moves-activating-the-boundless-kinetic-force-of-our-audiences/
Motion Design by Duncan McDade
Campaign partners rethink and Plan K for Esch2022
#collaboration #cocreation #curation #activeaudience #hybridculture #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Including workshops, talks, career advice, performances and classes from some leading industry figures including world-class choreographers and dancers, Esch2022moves seeks to chisel and define the region’s bold and versatile kinetic identity.
Participants get to choose their department inspired by the elements, inviting them into their very own dance challenge. 👯♀️👯
At once entertaining and purposeful, this is just the beginning of the community-boosting mission — together, we can accomplish great things.
Visit our blog to find out more: https://battleroyal.berlin/esch2022moves-activating-the-boundless-kinetic-force-of-our-audiences/
Campaign partners rethink and Plan K for Esch2022 ✨
Videos by battleROYAL with Ini Hanfmann and Denis We Choreography
#esch2022moves #initiative #creativity #community #hybridculture #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
With the art world being increasingly swept up by the cybersphere, observing and understanding the connection between artistic expression and technology has become necessary.
As creative directors of the Esch2022 REMIX Festival, we made it our mission to engage with both dimensions of visual culture — fostering the active, participatory engagement of our audiences.
The AI & Art Pavilion workshop is part of this creative mission, encouraging new conversations around shifting topics in digital culture, led by some of Luxembourg’s foremost scientist-programmers.
Read more about our approach to curating the Esch2022 REMIX festival via the link: https://battleroyal.berlin/esch2022-remix-festival/
Footage from the inaugural workshop of the AI & Art Pavilion by Gabriela Flores
#ai #art #hybridculture #esch2022 #conference #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Today we toast to 10 years of battleROYAL! While celebrations will be kept safe and low-key, our gratitude and appreciation for those who have helped us reach this point —and those who will strengthen us moving forward— is massive.
Here’s to 10 more! 💫
Motion Design by Duncan McDade with swift moves from our long-time partner in crime Florian Bücking
#celebration #anniversary #creativestudio #hybridculture #growth #battleroyalberlin
Esch2022 Space Program - concept and creative production by battleROYAL Berlin
The future — whether technological, creative, human or societal — of any given spot on the map lies, first and foremost, in its youth.
Engaging younger demographics as well as their elders is something that (discreetly yet frequently) underpins our processes and intentions when designing an experience. With the imminent kick-off of the Esch2022 European Capital of Culture festivities, our youth-empowering impetus has doubled: how can we best encourage children to express their creativity, by merging it with a civic purpose?
Stay tuned to find out more.
#esch2022 #europeancapitalofculture #hybridculture #openingceremony #youthempowerment #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Esch2022 Site Visit - battleROYAL Berlin
Last week, we travelled to Esch-sur-Alzette for some site visits in preparation of the Esch2022 Opening Ceremony in February of next year.
Our team thoroughly scoured the site — figuring out the technicalities and logistics. Some exciting activations and installations are planned, on and above ground!
Stay tuned for more teasers in the coming months ✨
Video by Brendan Shelper
#immersiveevent #preparation #videomapping #teamwork #logistics #choreography #hybridculture #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
A snippet of our design process for the creation of an immersive hybrid experience for Esch2022. 🧬
At the core of our hybrid approach lies not a rigid goal, as much as a love of the fluid process.
Our approach to design is no different. We are keen to explore the possibilities —and stretch the boundaries— of motion design, live installation and activations, mirroring the modularity and creative flexibility of our production processes themselves.
Rendering by Duncan McDade
#production #motiondesign #hybridexperience #immersion #hybridculture #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Wishing our team the smoothest transitions, maximum participation…and (most of all) zero glitches as they brace up for the second hybrid experience production with a trusted client, today!
Best of luck with the product launch! 📢
Video by battleROYAL
#productlaunch #hybridevent #hybridculture #greenscreen #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
Another week, another exciting hybrid concoction in the works…
Following last week’s successful internal launch, the (as of yet) veiled product is set to premiere on the European market later this week.
Massive congratulations to the wonderful team, for putting this together!
This video was taken during our last hybrid experience production in July. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes.
#productlaunch #hybridevent #experience #europeanmarket #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin
We are hybrid artisans. Whether big or small, light-hearted or ceremonial, fun or intricate — a hybrid event is never a punctual, one-off experience.
It fits within our understanding of culture as a whole: fluid, exciting, and ever-morphing.
Hybrid culture is here to stay.
#hybridevents #experience #hybridculture #creativestudio #battleroyalberlin