Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony

We made the AV content that was projected onto the field at Eden Park and broadcast live throughout the world before the first game of the Rugby World Cup. We had 3 months. An estimated billion people viewed the 20 minute show.

AV Content Director
Jon Baxter

3d artists
Matt Pitt, Glenn Wilson

3d water specialist
Yannick Faase

3d assistants
Tiana Mackenzie, Jeff Hunt, Nathan Wilson

Flame Artists
Jon Baxter, Paul Freeman, Puck Murphy, Hannah Walker, Leon Woods

Matte painter
Felicity Moore

Production Design
Robin Rawstorne

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