Lighting the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre was a challenge as the stadium had only just been finished days before the opening ceremony. And as projection covered the whole playing field, lighting the 500 performers had to be done in such a way as to not contaminate the images. Side lighting positions around the pitch allowed perfectly clean pictures for the TV Globo coverage. The team colours of Internacional are red then this became the base colour for all the scenes. Working with LPL lighting and their team of excellent programmers and crew, the opening ceremony, seen by a huge audience in Brazil, was a stunning visual success.