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.
Whether you’ll be spending the impending holidays relaxing with family, programming a show or working an event, you deserve that special gift!
We asked a bunch of AV pros what they’d most like for Christmas and here’s their top ten, together with some pretty solid motivations.
Disclaimer: Gift ideas are listed in no particular order, are sometimes only loosely related to AV and range from low to BIG budget.
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!
This week we take a look at real-time motion tracking and, more specifically, BlackTrax. We asked Igor Silva from manufacturer CAST for a quick rundown of the system and the overall benefits of the technology.
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.
This week we're talking to Piotr Majewski, co-founder of MOOV, a multi-disciplinary design and production house. The award-winning Poznan-based studio prides itself on its mix of creative and engineering talent, designing innovative solutions for everything from conference setups, to cultural experiences, to complex events for global brands. So what goes into making a successful event and why is smart thinking the way forward?
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?
Today, we have the best possible equipment and techniques for video, sound and lighting. So why is it that AV at trade shows still manages to miss the target on occasion? Nevil Bounds muses on AV and its pitfalls on the show floor.
Terry Miranda is the CEO and creative lead at UAE-based Lighthouse Productions. Originally specialising in lighting design, the company has evolved to become one of the region's leading production design companies, offering turnkey event solutions on a giant scale. We talked to Terry about recent projects, lighting design and the key to a great event.