White Light helped make Rugby World Cup success

White Light provided the lighting, sound and production support for this year’s Rugby World Cup, which finished last Saturday (31 October) with New Zealand winning the Webb Ellis Cup.

The company was able to offer the Rugby World Cup a whole range of its production services, including constructing three studio and two pitch-side sets for the ITV Sport Team. These were then toured to various stadiums across the country, where the White Light team was on-site to help recreate the set-up at each venue.

White Light was also called upon to fulfil a similar role on the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, which was broadcast on ITV. Held at the Copper Box at London’s Olympic Park, the suppliers were responsible for the technical production and lighting of the studio set.

Andy Hook, White Light’s technical solutions director, commented: “This has been a fantastic project for us to work on. From the opening ceremony, when the studio set was broadcast to millions of homes across the country, through to all of the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge games we supported, it was great to see all of our hard work being showcased to such a mass audience.”

Alongside the construction of sets, White Light’s dedicated audio team delivered to the largest on-site hospitality structure at Twickenham, which included a bespoke soundscape for the client entrance tunnel. The company also provided full audio reinforcement for the match-day hosts along with guest presenters and pundits. In total, the company drew on more than 100 loudspeakers and 50 channels of amplification.

White Light also provided the production support for Home from Home, which saw the tunnel beneath Twickenham’s South Stand transform into an immersive experience for those attending a match. This was the first time that the tunnel had been utilised in such a way and featured different colour schemes for each game along with a live AV feed from the stadium above.