VER Supports RK Productions at Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
VER supplied video services to the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 halftime show live on CBS. VER clients Coldplay and Bruno Mars performed with Beyoncé during an energetic, colorful 12-minute performance to a worldwide audience of 111.9 million viewers.
Supporting longtime client RK Productions, VER provided 9mm pixel pitch modular outdoor-rated LED display panels custom mounted to create the kinetic 33’5” X 35’5” main stage, and a custom media server system to deliver the show’s unique, dynamic creative content. In addition, VER provided proprietary 5mm LED product used to create environments for VER client, Mark Ronson’s DJ booth, as well as the MVP pre-game and Super Bowl MVP presentation.
“Pulling this spectacular off requires working with the best of the best,”says Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. “VER has been there for us in many forms over the years.”
Each Super Bowl halftime show takes over six months to prepare. RK Productions handles everything from design, music, and video to special effects and camera cuts. All of these elements are meticulously planned so each show can be set up flawlessly in a matter of minutes, often with no second to spare. VER understands the nuances of this high-profile production and is with the RK team every step of the way.
“We are truly honored to be called upon each year to help bring the extraordinary vision of RK Productions to life,” says VER CEO Steve Hankin. “Our entire team is passionate about this project. Our support goes beyond equipment to include pre-planning and on-site engineering expertise, and custom solutions to the Super Bowl halftime creative team.”