Fonte Nova Stadium implosion captured in 3D
(Em Português: uma reportagem sobre o documentário em 3D) The implosion of the Fonte Nova Stadium – Em Português: uma reportagem sobre o documentário em 3D)
The implosion of the Fonte Nova Stadium – the climax of our first 3D documentary production – has happened!
Controlled Demolition Inc. pressed the button at 10:27 a.m. in Salvador, Brazil.
The event was captured by several spectators from outside the 250-metre safety perimeter – stills and some video footage have been posted on Correio*.
Some 700 kilograms of explosives were used to take the structure down.
Ian Herring and the rest of the Parallax Film Productions crew had almost 20 camera systems rolling to capture this explosive event in 3D for the series Blowdown. These units, many custom-made, were positioned outside – and inside – the arena.
It’s the first implosion ever to be shot in stereo for international broadcast.
The Fonte Nova Stadium stood for almost six decades. At a maximum capacity recorded at 110, 438, it was one of the largest stadiums in the world.
It closed its doors amidst tragedy in 2007 after seven people were killed and 40 injured when a section of the upper bowl collapsed.
A new 2014 World Cup facility, the Bahia Arena, is slated to replace it.
Construction is scheduled to begin after the site is cleared.
More to come …