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Lakers Energize Los Angeles Fans With Huge Pre-Game Excitement

Large-scale Video Mapping fills Staples Center with Visual Impact

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When The Los Angeles Lakers moved from the old Inglewood Forum to the brand new Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles they added live special effects to the pre-game shows to excite fans before the game, but also to motivate as many as possible to arrive before the game starts. This helps create the loudest possible positive feedback from fans in the arena to motivate the team, and to motivate each other in a group experience unlike any other in entertainment. The huge drop-screen reveal show that precedes every game is a massive showcase for that energy the Lakers like to create for every person in the room, from the edge of the court, to the last row at the top of the arena. 

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The dramatic and suddenly revealed drop-screen is a unique, circular cylinder of fabric that almost instantly appears (in less than 3 seconds) and fills the entire center of the venue, from the court floor to high above the fans with a video display that seems to have appeared in mid-air. The video-mapped pre-game show pumps up the crowd with highlights of Lakers team and then, just as magically, is suddenly released to the court floor, revealing the stadium in game ready mode, as the Laker Girls collect the fabrics and whisk away the screen as the players are introduced for the game to start. The entire sequence is perfectly timed to sync the Lakers with the multiple TV outlets broadcasting the game, and has to be accurate to the second.

The one-of-a-kind Lakers 360 drop-screen show was created and designed by Los Angeles special effects company TLC Creative, who first brought laser effects and laser animation (showing each players signature write-out in laser-light) to the Lakers when they moved into Staples in 2000. TLC became the official special effects provider for all the Lakers home games. Pyrotechnics, confetti and streamers, and creative video projection and multi-screen digital graphics, created and performed by TLC Creative at Staples Center, are part of the everyday world of TLC, who provides live special effects for entertainment clients and live television, as well as corporate, private and public events of all sizes. TLC provides shows for other NBA teams, and popular shows such as The Voice, American Idol, and many more.

The Lakers video-mapping and drop-screen shows were so well received in the beginning that over the years the screen became the unique 360 display, and then larger and larger, until now the screen is a massive 200 feet by 70 feet. TLC Creative designed and invented the magnetic release system that enables the screen to be revealed quickly for video-projection, and then released to the floor, and to do it reliably for every game. The new Lakers season starting this week will feature the 500th performance of the show, which was considered impossible by rigging companies when it was first created, but after so many performances has proven to be a great way to transform such a large space so quickly, giving Lakers fans a rush of energy every time the game begins.

TLC Creative creates all types of shows and now features new technology XyloBands, intelligent LED wristbands that are bringing the future of entertainment to events with live controlled interactive lighting that people wear! Projection mapping and video mapping as well as unique video installations and live special effects, are specialties of TLC Creative.

SEE LAKERS special effects by TLC Creative >>>

Contact TLC Creative for more information.





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Media Contact: Scott Anderson, TLC Creative, 310-505-6891, [email protected]

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