Go Backstage At The 2014 MTV EMA!
Want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes at the 2014 MTV EMA? Well, we have the answers…
A lot of preparation goes into making the EMA one of the biggest global music events of the year, with tomorrow's event carrying a time travel theme.
The set has been designed by celebrated German stage and set designer Florian Wieder, who was also responsible for MTV EMA set designs in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Liverpool and Amsterdam.
It is due to be one of the biggest sets EVER in MTV EMA history, measuring 50m wide by 20m high, backed with a giant high resolution LED screen and over 30m of transparent gauze.
To power the show, nearly 10,000 kilometres of cable have been laid down and 1,200 flight case boxes have been used to transport equipment such as lights, cameras and tripods.
30 HD cameras are used to shoot the show and 40 TV screens have been installed backstage.
To ensure a truly explosive 20th anniversary celebration, the MTV EMA will be ignited by 600 pyrotechnics during the main show including spitfire flames, air flame explosions and smoke storm machines.
The 40 person MTV EMA professional makeup artist team has spent over 500 hours with internationally renowned make-up artist and MTV EMA guru, Glam Squad’s Debbie Dannell.
Collectively, the Glam Squad has racked up over 80 years of experience working on the show with many professional makeup artists returning to the show year after year from all over Europe!
The team includes a specialist graffiti artist – The Urbanist – who has a unique way of treating the human body as a living canvas!
Despite the scale of the event, an intimate team of 15 wardrobe staff have worked around the clock to produce more than 80 costumes for dancers, presenters and artists.
The team has used over 200 metres of fabric, 50 metres of chiffon and1,000 hand-sewn rhinestones.
This year's troupe of 30 dancers, selected by MTV EMA veteran Aicha McKenzie of AMCK (from 700+ who auditioned!) will be choreographed by Kristin Denehy.
Dancers will perform with giant headdresses – whilst fire-juggling – 4 metres up in the air (but fortunately not at the same time!)
We can't wait! Watch the 2014 MTV EMA on Sunday, November 9 at 9PM only on MTV.