This is the 3rd year in a row that Jason has designed the tours for We Day – a star-studded youth empowerment celebration featuring a diverse mix of incredibly motivating speakers, entertainment and live music by artists including The Band Perry, Tyler Shaw, and Francesco Yates.
Justin Trudeau made his first public appearance since getting sworn in as Prime Minister at the Ottawa show; other speakers included inspirational young people and celebrity ambassadors like Henry Winkler, Chelsea Clinton, Rick Hansen and Chris Hadfield.
With 14 trucks worth of stage, lighting, audio and video, the show this year is not only big but challenging as well, being staged in-the-round.
Working in the round poses many logistics challenges – from having to light 360 degrees when arenas are traditionally designed for an end stage, to the different scoring clocks and arena screens making a lot of unusable space. Add to that the fact that no two arenas are the same, so the rigging and positions for every element are completely different for every show.
As you can see from the gallery below, you’d never know, and that’s all part of the deal.
For more of Jason’s work and We Day show pics check out the We Day Portfolio for 2014.