Fortnite World Cup‘s Executive Producer Steve Kidd and Show Designer Guy Pavelo wanted to make every one of its 13 million live viewers feel like they were inside the game. They take us through the numbers: 240,000 pounds, 240 hanging points, 1,300 fixtures, and 38 trucks to bring this rapidly growing gaming phenomenon to live audiences.
“The two-story, player stage inside of Arthur Ashe Stadium was designed by Steve Kidd and Guy Pavelo during previews ahead of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup on July 25…” (Read Full article by Daily Mail)
This past weekend, developer Epic Games put on the biggest Fortnite spectacle to date. At the world’s largest tennis stadium in New York, the company held the first Fortnite World Cup Finals. It was, as the name implies, a chance to watch the best players in the world compete against each other for a share of a massive $30 million prize pool. (Read full article by THE VERGE)
Guy Pavelo and his partner Steve Kidd from GP-SK Design served as production/lighting designers for the Panic! at the Disco’s Pray for the Wicked Tour. Read Full article here: Lighting&SoundAmerica
“There’s always been a theatrical bent to Panic at the Disco, but the band’s concert Wednesday night at Minneapolis’ Target Center pushed it to the next level with stellar production values and a human special effect, lead singer Brendon Urie, at the center of it all.” (By ROSS RAIHALA | twincities.com | Pioneer Press)
Concert Design and Production. Featured artists: Mike Realm, Vince Staples, Marshmellow, and Logic.
Photo Credit: Seth Cuddeback.
“It’s a show that has a giant platform winding across Spark’s main arena floor lit up by screens, smoke and pyro, hundreds of shapeshifting orbs hanging above him that move in waves and change colours to create different moods, and, for the two-hour show’s final third, a giant inflatable ball lit up to look like the sun AND the moon…” ()
GP-SK Produces Drakes vision of the CN Tower to create a magical experience given back to the fans as well as city of Toronto.
Elementals handled including Creative Design Assistance, Full Production technical design, scale, engineering direction, Full Show Programming across all show elementals, and full show operation.
Tower Build by SGPS Showrig Systems – LasVegas Nv.
Production Designer Guy Pavelo of GP-SK Design has won acclaim for the visuals he and Steve Kidd created for Drake’s recent Summer 16 and The Boy Meets World arena tours. Asked about what the acquisition will bring to his trick bag, Pavelo says… (Read More PLSN )