Projection has traditionally been considered to have an unassailable advantage over other media when it comes to making any surface a digital canvas. From a shop window to the facade of a cathedral, projection has the edge – particularly when the latest projection mapping techniques are employed. Is that all about to change? After walking the halls at ISE 2020, Adrian Pennington considers recent advances in direct view LED and wonders if the gap has now narrowed.
This week Nevil Bounds talks to David Willrich, founder of DJW, and a well-known figure in the UK (and international) AV industry. DJW started out in 1986 as a consultancy business focused on museums and visitor parks. Today, the company’s portfolio includes hotels, museums, visitor parks and attractions. Recent DJW projects include the Museum of the Gateway Arch in St Louis, USA; the Qasr Al Hosn Fort in Abu Dhabi (pictured above) and the Strawberry Field Exhibition in Liverpool, UK. DJW also provided the award-winning immersive experiences at the iconic Titanic Belfast experience center in Northern Ireland.
Let's start by rewinding to 1985, when David Willrich was the AV manager at the UK’s National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, a pioneer in the attractions industry…
Awesome ice projections are guaranteed to drive the fans wild at NHL* matches. We talked to Dangers Inc, the Canadian mapping maestros with over 500 ice projection performances under their belt, about their approach, the technology and the challenges of projecting on ice.
*The National Hockey League is usually described as the premier professional ice hockey league in the world and was formed in 1917. There are 7 teams from Canada and 24 (soon 25) from the US in the league.
Whether you see it as a bane or a boon (or simply part of the job), numerous hotel nights are the norm for many AV professionals. This week's blog takes a look at how the hospitality industry is focused on keeping pace with emerging hotel room technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) among the most likely to check in.
We’ve heard a lot about AV integrators and experience in the past few years, even more so since industry association InfoComm International rebranded itself as the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). The truth is most integrators have been doing user experience-based AV designs for years.
If you're a regular theater-goer in the Chicago area, chances are you've seen Stephan Mazurek's projection designs on the stage. He also regularly works on productions in New York and elsewhere in the US. We talked to this multi-talented storyteller – photographer, projection designer, explorer, and documentary film-maker – about recent theater projects, workflow and highlights. Read on…
To the average passer-by, it's a building. Maybe it's of architectural or historical interest, a landmark or even a workplace. You arrange to meet at it, you take a guided tour, or you simply drive past it without a thought. But to the lighting designer, the projection designer, the artist and the event company, every building facade is a potential canvas. This week we look at five reasons to map a building!
Ready for some trade show inspiration? This week we're highlighting five booths that grabbed the attention of busy visitors with their creative use of visual effects. Enjoy!
Out of all the newer technologies that have been developed over the last 20 years, large screen LED displays surely rank among the most fascinating and influential across many market areas. Nevil Bounds shines a light on the success story of LED displays.
Light festivals have their roots in religious and cultural beliefs, as people celebrated the end of the darkest time of the year and the return of lighter, longer days. Nowadays, festivals are often synonymous with artistry on a grand scale, showcasing innovative lighting sculptures, contemporary music and stunning projection-mapping on architectural icons. As the nights draw in (at least here in Scandinavia), why not immerse yourself in the outdoor magic of a light festival and get inspired?