3D Live, a leader in immersive 3D LED technology and experiences, has scooped a Thea Award for Innovation and welcomed Kang Ahn and Christian Dieckmann to its management team.

Kang Ahn joins 3D Live as Chief Financial Officer and Christian Dieckmann takes on the role of Chief Strategy Officer.

The award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Technology recognises the company’s patented ‘holographic’ 3D LED display technology.

This ground-breaking technology is a feature of the award-winning Mass Effect: New Earth attraction at California’s Great America theme park and the Music of Light stage show at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. This autumn, the company also served as co-producers on the North American concert tour of electronic music artist, Flying Lotus. It provided the tour’s 3D LED technology.

3D Live continues to push the boundaries

The arrival of Kang Ahn and Christian Dieckmann, reflects the company’s growing presence in the industry.

Ahn joins the company from global 3D and visualisation provider, RealD. He was responsible for leading cross-functional efforts to bring innovative, high-impact technology products and services to the cinema market. Ahn has also served as Chief Operating Officer of MasterImage 3D Inc.. In addition, he has worked with multiple technology startups in Silicon Valley and Seoul, Korea, both as an executive and investor.

Dieckmann comes to 3D Live from theme park leader, Cedar Fair Entertainment. There he led the way towards incorporating new technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Dieckmann was the driving force behind Mass Effect: New Earth, which is powered by 3D Live’s LED technology.

The Thea Award news and the new appointments underline the company’s ongoing commitment to pushing the boundaries of new technologies at the heart of immersive entertainment. 3D Live provides a full suite of services. These include creative direction, set design and hardware rental or sales. The company can also work alongside existing in-house design teams to turn concepts into reality.