Holo-Gauze, the AV News’ award winning 3D display solution for hologram effects, helped Sweden to deliver the biggest- and arguably best-ever Eurovision Song Contest. Holo-Gauze was used for the dazzling holographic effects embellishing contest-favourites Australia’s entry during the semi-final and Grand Final.
Three Holo-Gauze solutions were deployed: two 3 x 5m screens behind contestant Dami Im for accompanying visuals, including floating faces, and another 3 x 5m screen installed in front of her to create the Minority Report style interactive holographic effects. The first half of the performance was filmed directly through the 3 x 5m screen and Holo-Gauze remained 100% invisible to the cameras throughout the performance thanks to its tightly woven, near-transparent structure.
“I was thrilled to be asked to help out with what is sure to be seen as the most professional and most visually arresting Eurovision ever,” says Holo-Gauze inventor Stuart Warren-Hill. “Holo-Gauze is ideal for live events such as this, allowing live performers to be situated behind our near-invisible gauze while visually stunning holographic effects appear to float in front of them. Usually effects such as these are expensively added in post-production – ruling them out of live events. However, Holo-Gauze makes the seemingly impossible possible.”
Launched to market in the autumn of 2014, Holo-Gauze immediately received global praise for enabling the creation of the world’s biggest, brightest, highest-resolution indoor hologram effect during superstar DJ Eric Prydz’s EPIC 3.0 show at Madison Square Garden. The performance utilised a 20 x 5metre Holo-Gauze screen displaying huge hologram effects, including a giant helix, huge speaking head, and numerous rotating particle effects.