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Spectators can have fun participating in venue-wide “light shows” using the smart phones they already have!

smart-phone-light-showWhat is it?

Smart Phone Light Shows are a complete system for creating, producing, and scheduling animated light shows using spectator smartphones. The system will transform an entire venue or stadium into a video display with images, words, patterns, logos, and more!

How does it work?

1. We define your stadium/venue in our computer using detailed seating charts and photographs.

2. We create an animated video for each show containing your animated content, or you can supply your own video. A web-based simulator will demonstrate what the videos will look like as light shows in your venue.

3. We schedule the Smart Phone Light Shows with one or more light shows ready to go.

4. We write instructional announcements for the PA announcer to read before the light shows take place.

5. On the day of the event, spectators just open a small app on their iPhone or Android device and tell it where they are sitting: section, row, and seat.

6. Shows can be started at a specific time by spectators tapping the screen, or by remote control. No matter how the shows start, the smartphones are synchronized to always start light shows together.

What types of shows are possible?

Smart Phone Light Shows can use either smartphone scree

ns (full color) or camera flashes (white). Screen-based shows, which temporarily turn screens up to full brightness, are best for indoor venues. Flash-based shows work well with either indoor or outdoor venues.

How many shows can be produced for an event?

Smart Phone Light Shows support an unlimited amount of shows per event, though we recommend using six or less for maximum participation and fun! We also recommend that shows last between 25 and 35 seconds.

When should light shows be displayed?

Just like traditional Card Stunts, Smart Phone Light Shows light shows should happen when the most people are in their seats, typically right before the event begins, during halftime, and/or between periods. A venue PA announcer along with large venue video screens help get the participants ready for the light shows and start them when the time comes.

How can sponsors be recognized?

The best way for sponsors of Smart Phone Light Shows light shows to be recognized is to include their name or logo at the end of the show.  We can also embed QR codes in the app that allow participants to get discounts for food, beverage, and merchandise at the event.

How much lead time is needed to get things ready?

The most time-consuming part of the process is defining the stadium/venue for the first time and creating the animated videos. A four-week lead time is preferred, but it can be done faster.

For more information and a price quote, please contact Joe Kivett at 407-342-0752 or email joe@cardstunts.com

12,000 Ohio State Buckeyes fans created a card stunt at the Michigan vs Ohio State game. The card stunt read, ANY FIELD EVERY TIME and it was sponsored by Nike. The card stunt was produced by Kivett Production with help from the OSU Block O committee.
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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 65,000 Patriots Fans created a Stadium Card Stunt to promote Breast Cancer Awareness at Gillette Stadium. The card stunt was part of the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign to promote early detection of Breast Cancer. The card stunt was produced by Kivett Production along with the New England Patriots.
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15,000 Mountaineers created a card stunt during thier football game against Kansas State. The student section was a bit “muddy” but overall the stunt looked great. The card stunt was sponsored by Coca-Cola and Kroger, and produced by Kivett Productions.

 

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16,000 Hokies fans created a stadium card stunt that spelled out THIS IS HOME for their Homecoming game vs. East Carolina. The card stunt was sponsored by Coca-Cola and Kroger; each card had a coupon for a free 1.25 liter Coke at any Kroger store. The card stunt was produced by Kivett Productions
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The Buffalo Bills honored Bruce Smith on September 15, 2016 by retiring his jersey – #78. 7,500 Bills fans held up cards to create a card stunt the read, BRUCE #78. The card stunt was produced by Kivett Productions.
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Virginia Tech vs Tennessee – September 10th, 2016.

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The Pitt Class of 2020 (4,000 students strong) created a Card Stunt during their Class Picture at the Peterson Event Center on August 24. the video shows the first stunt as a static image and then the same card stunt as a wave. Congratulations Pitt Class of 20!
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Paul McCartney Concert – WELCOME BACK PAUL
Fenway Park, July 17, 2016

20,000 fans at Fenway Park created a card stunt during a Paul McCartney concert at Fenway Park on July 17 that said WELCOME BACK PAUL. The card stunt was produced by Kivett Productions in conjunction with Live Nation.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy (Major League Soccer)

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June 25, 2016

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