Special Effects International Ltd.

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Your full-scale event production company in Central Europe with global reach 

Not surprisingly Special Effects’ history has started with producing special effects for TV programs and feature films that has evolved into full-service event production over the last few decades. Technology and client needs have changed at rocket speed recently and we have to keep up with the demand for bigger, better and brighter events. 

    A full-scale event production partner 

    Today Special Effects is a one-stop-shop event production partner of key event planners, DMCs, PCOs and Fortune 500 companies worldwide, offering all-inclusive, customer-oriented event design, equipment and installation solutions. Dedicated project managers keep eye on every phase of the event planning and operation; well-trained English-speaking technicians assist onsite to ensure the highest level of services at every event.  

    A company in Central Europe with global reach 

    Though Special Effects is based in Budapest, not only do we offer our services in Hungary but on numerous international markets. With the help of the excellent network of AV Alliance and our Middle East branch, we are able to service clients at nearly every location around the globe with the highest international event production standards. 

    We accept challenges with open arms 

    Go beyond the projector-screen-microphone trio and give space for unique solutions! Put our creativity, originality and innovative thinking to the test and let us implement the latest technologies and materials for you. Your vision is our profession.  

    Your solution for any type of live event 

    With 150 full-time employees, 85% of the AV equipment supplied from own inventory and with nearly four decades of experience in the area of live events, we provide the following audiovisual and creative services:

    International Events: Wherever your event takes you, we are able to provide you with installation, design, audiovisual and production services globally at the highest level.

    Hotel AV Services: We deliver the best-suiting technology solutions in most 4and 5-star hotels in Budapest for any type of event or client need.

    Event Production: Our group of professionals fully understands what it takes to leave an unforgettable impact on the audience.

    Exhibition & Installation: With a team of creative experts and personalized project management, we provide one-stop-shop solution from artwork to dismantling.

    Creative Event Design: An exceptional event experience starts with creative thinking. Our designers unleash their imagination to shape an evolving event environment.

    Touring & Live Entertainment: We serve as a single point of contact to cover all technical aspects of concerts, tours, festivals or any kind of shows indoor and outdoor.   


    Project objective:

    • Create a unique stage design with a wow-effect that has a big impact on the audience
    • Providing video, sound and lighting for cc. 200 representatives from sport TV companies from all over Europe


    • Creating the feeling of attending a football stadium
    • Using LED blades and LED-strip system to frame the center LED wall

    Lighting ⋅ Video ⋅ Audio ⋅ Staging

      Will Smith returned to Budapest to promote his new movie Gemini Man. Along with the “official” appearances for the red carpet event and for the screening (where we also provided all the AV and installations) he also threw the biggest birthday party at Special Effects' history. We’ve provided all the staging, sound, lighting and video equipment for the concert along with some of the decor, intercom and communication systems, power, and additional items (eg. trailers, barricades, toilets, furniture, etc.). The event was a success at the end but we had to face a lot of challenges due to the short lead time (2.5 weeks only), the constantly changing rider, the constant new requests and additions and so on. With an amazing teamwork we pulled it all together to provide quite an amazing evening for about 4,000 spectators and TV broadcast.

      Lighting ⋅ Video ⋅ Audio ⋅ Rigging ⋅ Staging ⋅ Logistics ⋅ IT/Communications ⋅ Project management

        Video quality: HD
        Sound quality: Hi-res
        Number of cameras: 1-3
        Internet speed: 150mbit/sec
        Screen/LED availability: LED wall is available on demand, LED screens as well (55", 65", 75")
        Streaming software used: Livestream / Wirecast / Trueconf / Vmix / OBS

        Studio Live Stream

        The members of AV Alliance can find reference projects in the internal member area Log in.

        Range of services

        Event design
        Project management
        Simultaneous interpretation services
        Exhibit construction
        Permanent installations/system integration
        Studio Live Stream

        Get in contact

        Phone +36704560600
        E-Mail tamas.szego@speceffect.com
        Use our contact form


        Special Effects International Ltd.
        Wysocki u. 1.
        1155 Budapest

        Phone: +36704560600



        Tamas Szego
        Director of Conference Sales

        Phone: +36704560600
        E-Mail: tamas.szego@speceffect.com

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