London Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012


Photo from Lighting and Sound International, August 2012 [Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images]

Gloriously spectacular celebration of Britishness and the Olympic spirit, The Isles of Wonder won over a sceptical British public to the 2012 Olympic Games. A tremendous feat of logistics involving over 9000 volunteer performers.

Artistic Director: Danny Boyle
Associate Director: Paulette Randall
Producer: Tracey Seaward
Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Lighting Designer: Patrick Woodroffe
Associate Lighting Designer: Adam Bassett
Lead Lighting Programmer: Tim Routledge
Designer: Mark Tildesley
Costume Designer: Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Musical Director: Rick Smith (Underworld)
Soundscape Designer: Gareth Fry
Movement Director: Toby Sedgwick
Head of Mass Movement Choreography: Steve Boyd
Choreographers: Temujin Gill, Kenrick “H2O” Sandy and Akram Khan
Video Editor: Sascha Dillon
Visual Effects Supervisor: Adam Gascoyne
Executive Producer, Production Design: Mark Fisher
Executive Producer, Creative: Stephen Daldry

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Full article from Lighting & Sound International, August 2012


Full Ceremony:

Pandemonium (Industrial Revolution)

Hidden camera on performer with in-ear monitor audio feed (clicktrack)

Overview of opening sequence and Pandemonium with In Ear Monitor feed: