Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fireworks and Music worth 8 minutes long! Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2012 Preview - Music and Lights Rehearsal

Counting down... are you ready for the New Year Celebration and countdown at Marina Bay Singapore later? I was there on Thursday to speak to the working crew and was very lucky to be able to catch the technical rehearsal, here showing you some sneak previews !

Dino, 34 years old.
Senior Technician Sound, 10 years experience

 Dino told me that the "heart" of the team are mostly situated here, people incharged of lightings, stage manager, main coordinator, will be at the control station situated at the rooftop of the Esplanade. Apart from the main team, there also other crew members at the ground floor controlling the event. In case of any technical glitches, Dino and his team at the main control station will served as the redundancies - or better known as the back-up system.

The crew has been rehearsing since Tuesday, till about 1am. They are very confident that the backup system here will be able to function well, even if any technical glitches happen on the actual day. Looks like the team are all ready for the event itself! 
They seriously have a team of experts and experienced crew working for this event. While you are celebrating the countdown of 2012 at Marina Bay Singapore tonight, remember the hardworking crew supporting this event!
 Dino also mentioned that this year, there's going to be some difference in the fireworks music, composed by Iskandar Ismail. Unlike last year, the music was exactly the same as what was being heard on the radio. However, this year, Mr. Iskandar had given the working crew 20 stems of music separately, and the crew at the Esplanade will mix the different percussion according to their own "feel" . This also means that audiences at the Esplanade will get to listen to the "live" version of the music, controlled by the Esplanade crews!

You will be able to hear the music of the fireworks clearly, blasted from various speakers, around Marina Bay. However, according to Dino, to experience the best music for your listening pleasure, it's best to come down to the waterfront at the Esplanade! Oh btw, there will be 8 minutes long of music, together with fireworks played on the actual day countdown!
*Picture taken by HTC Sensation XE

We had our countdown to New Year before you guys actually. Haha

The emcee rehearsing too!

Catch the beautiful night scene at Marina Bay Singapore tonight!

If you have written down your wishes on the white they are! (Those colorful balls floating on the water!)

This scene was taken from Esplanade angle...not sure if I will be able to capture this tonight, since I'm stationed at Marina Bay City Gallery.

The official bloggers having fun!
William , Kelvin and myself!
*Picture provided by Shoel 

The bloggers working hard!
*Picture provided by Shoel 

Haha, big boys and toy.
*Picture provided by Shoel 

The bloggers group picture! Together with Andy, featured blogger for Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2012.
*Picture provided by Andy

Thought this picture look quite cool yea. Like some typical movie scene. Lol

With my girlfriend, Shoel at the rehearsal...

So whatcha waiting for! Come down to Marina Bay Singapore to join us at the countdown! We will be situated at our locations from 8pm onwards! Hope to see you there too and let's celebrate the new year with a blast!

However, if you aren't able to join us, there's also a "live" telecast of the fireworks at the following address!

See you there!

*Pictures taken with Nikon COOLPIX S8200 unless otherwise stated
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Paula Robinson said...

I linked to your post :)

Jennee said...

Great photos! Looks like it was a great way to bring in the year!