Illumination Dynamics, ARRI Salute U.S. Troops with ESPN Veterans Day Special
On Veterans Day this year, Illumination Dynamics and ARRI lighting rental in Munich, Germany, teamed up to provide lighting, grip, and technicians for ESPN’s live six-hour SportsCenter telecast on a U.S. Army Base just hours north of Munich. Rich Williams, Director of Broadcast Services for Illumination Dynamics, was requested to be the Lighting Director for the live special and contacted ARRI Rental Headquarters, based in Munich. As part of the ARRI Group of Companies, ID was able to enlist the support of its parent company in Germany for both lighting equipment and additional crew.
The Joint Multinational Training Command or JMTC in Grafenwoehr, Germany, provided the ideal background for ESPN’s “America’s HEROES A Salute to Our Veterans”.
Illumination has also worked with ESPN and other broadcasters on events that include the 2010 Winter X-Games, 2010 Tournament of Roses, 2010 BCS National Championship Game, MLB Sunday-Night Baseball for ESPN, 2010 US Open, 2010 Summer X-Games, 2010 Laughlin River Run, 2010 ESPY Awards, 2010 Microsoft E3, 2010 Tennis Classic at UCLA, 2010 ESPN Primetime College Football, and 2010 ESPN Monday Night NFL Football.