New Year’s Eve Celebration 2017

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

600 000

December 31st, 2016 – January 1st, 2017

Multimedia & pyrotechnics show

Project development: 6 months

600,000 spectators gathered on "the most beautiful avenue in the world" to see in the year 2017 under the gaze of an Arc de Triomphe decked out in the Olympic colours in a nod to Paris's candidacy to host the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in 2024.

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For the third edition of this event, the City of Paris called on Les Petits Français to design and produce the celebration to welcome in the new year by putting on a show featuring video-mapping, light and pyrotechnics and accompanied by an original soundtrack. This year, more than any other year, the City of Paris was determined not only to mark the occasion with those present at the event on the Champs-Elysées, but also to address its good wishes to each nation, while affirming its freedom to the ears and eyes of the world. The majestic show consisted of eight segments, over the course of which the Place de l’Etoile greeted the world and the metamorphoses of the Arc de Triomphe took us on a journey into the present and future of a creatively vibrant City of Light.

ORGANIZER

Mairie de Paris

 

CONCEPT, SHOW DESIGN & EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION

Les Petits Français

Martin Arnaud, Artistic Director and show designer

Marilyn Kuentz, Producer

Rachel Gonidec, Projet Manager

Manon Penel, Motion designer

 

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Philippe Villar, Composer

Pierre Caillot, Composer

Pascal Lengagne, Composer

 

DESIGN & IMAGE PRODUCTION

François Simerey Studio

Spectre Lab, Concepteurs images

Marc Vidal

Arsène

Philippe Granier

 

CHILDREN’S SEQUENCE SHOOTING

Manuel Cam Studio

 

CHILDREN

Joséphine

Betty

Eli

Pauline

Elina

Milo

Maël

Martin

Roman

 

 

PYROTECHNICS

Groupe F, Design and pyrotechnics production

Christophe Berthonneau, Pyrotechnics Designer

Jeff Yelnik, Project Director

 

TECHNICAL DIRECTION & MANAGEMENT

Alain Gaillard, Directeur technique

Damien Masset – Ico Evénements, Régisseur général

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES

Magnum, Technical provider

Jérôme Chupin, Director

Marc Beheuliere, Research department Director

Didier Viot/Steak, Works foreman

José Jorge, Video department Director

Richard Mahieu, Video works foreman

Fabrice Auchere, Operator

Ivan Feder, Sound engineer

Modulo PI, Media players

Adrem, Time code and Networks

 

GIANTS SCREENS

Supervision

Hernan Poblete, CEO

Jérôme Bouvier, Marketing Director

 

FILMING

Xavier Guinchard

BFM TV

Magnum

Paré à Viser Productions (Aerial Imagess)

 

EDITING

Nostro.fr,  Xavier Guinchard

 

We would like to thank all of the 22 City of Paris schools that participated in producing drawings in the show, and also the City’s Plastic Arts teachers.