New Year’s Eve Celebration 2015

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

600 000

December 31st, 2014 – January 1st, 2015

Multimedia & Pyrotechnics Show

Project Development: 2 months

Paris welcomed the New Year and bid farewell to 2014 in grandiose fashion, under the impetus of Madame la Maire!

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On the initiative of Paris’ City Hall and organised by the Champs-Elysées Committee, a breath-taking show was designed and produced by Les Petits Français. The event, held on “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, attracted over 600,000 spectators.

It was an exceptional night, which saw the Place de l’Etoile transformed by video-morphing of some of the city’s most emblematic monuments on the Arc de Triomphe, in a homage to Paris, timeless world capital of art and culture, creation and innovation.

The metamorphoses also alluded to Paris as a dynamic and interconnected centre, as its transport systems evolve towards soft modes of transport, and to the city’s commitment to combating climate change, as host of COP21, which is to be held here in December 2015.

As the last seconds of 2014 ticked by, the Arc de Triomphe was transformed into a digital work of art, in which the architecture became the canvas for a countdown into the New Year. “2015” was emblazoned in gold on the pediment of the triumphal arch, providing the majestic backdrop for a pyrotechnical crescendo that set ablaze the night sky over the Place de l’Etoile in a powerful explosion of colour, from warm tones to the purest white.

ORGANIZER

Mairie de Paris

 

PRODUCER

Comité des Champs-Elysées

 

CONCEPT, SHOW DESIGN, ARTISTIC DIRECTION & CONTENT PRODUCTION

Les Petits Français

Martin Arnaud, Artistic Director

Marilyn Kuentz, Artistic Producer

 

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Pascal Lengagne, Composer

Philippe Villar, Composer

 

VIDEO MAPPING

François Simerey, Image designer and 3D modeling

Spectre Lab, Image designers

Marc Vidal

Arsène

Philippe Granier

Gilles Chapalain

Pierre-Alexandre Loy

Christophe Bertiaux, Image designer

Ugo Cassanello, 3D Coordinator

Jeff Couturier, 3D modeling

 

LIGHT DESIGN

Antonio de Carvalho, Light designer

Fêtes&Feux

 

PYROTECHNICS DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Jean-Éric Ougier, Artistic director

Pascal Ducos, Designer

 

TECHNICIANS

Emmanuel Celeyron

Adrien Teixeira

Yann Lisembard

Thomas Lisembard

Grégoire Brzezinski

Fabrice Gaignard

Simon Yorkston

Jeremy Brune

 

TECHNICAL DIRECTION & MANAGEMENT

Damien Masset – Ico Evénements, Technical Director and Manager

Antoine Bertrand, Technical Director – pre-production

Magnum

 

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION

Jérôme Chupin, Director

Christian Lescure, Operations Manager

 

VIDEO TEAM

Jose Alberto Da Silva Jorge

Richard Mahieu

Hadriana Ozanne

Francis Bouffart

Victor Gomez de Cedron

Benjamin Huille

Christophe Gillier

Mathieu Constantien

Fabrice Auchere

 

LIGHT TEAM

Jean-François Laczkowski

Bernard Delaporte

Christophe Hume

Enzo Radnai

Laurent Barats

Antoine Thiery

Didier Viot

William Tessier

Sébastien Meyer

Christophe Rigault

 

SOUND TEAM

Ivan Feder

Sylvain Pivaut

Edouard Dubus

 

STRUCTURES TEAM

Eloïse Rude

Gery Demaret

Jean-Julien Svoboda

Rohanne Dimanche

Guillaume Esprit

Laurent Bregi

Jonas Koyanvale

Benoit Sort

Fréderic Reboul Salze

Arthur Babled

 

PHOTOS

Xavier Guinchard

Serge Decoster

Henri Garat

Jean-Baptiste Gurliat

 

SHOW FILMING AND EDITING

Xavier Guinchard – Nostro.fr