Projection mapping has become a growing phenomenon. On the surface the process is easy to achieve with everyday projectors, however elaborate outdoor mapping requires higher-end equipment to increase power and range.
3D Projection Mapping’s Introduction
3D Projection mapping has been in use for nearly 50 years. The story goes that the first large-scale use of projection mapping was at Disneyland, California in 1969 to commemorate the opening of its Haunted Mansion attraction – it wouldn’t have been the first use of the technique but it was perhaps the largest-scale use of mapping at the time.
3D Projection Mapping’s Increasing Popularity
Since then, as technology has allowed small devices to project larger images from greater distances, projection mapping has become a massive part of city-wide celebrations. The Circle of Light International Festival in Moscow, Russia; White Night in Melbourne, Australia – and that’s before its use in common celebrations like New Year’s Eve across the globe to add an extra splash of colour.
Projection mapping has also found use in audio-visual storytelling. Look at any recent Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and it shouldn’t take long to spot an example of the practice being used to tell a story or develop a particular atmosphere. These are large-scale projects that, despite the technology and software becoming more and more user-friendly in recent decades, require a huge coordinated effort to achieve. The ‘living mural’ that was projected onto the Sydney Opera House in 2013 was a collaborate effort between twenty different animation studios to produce the video imaging – not to mention the large array of top-of-the-line projectors needed to cover the Opera House’s entire façade with light and colour.
Projection Mapping coming to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls will be using Projection Mapping this winter in conjunction with the Winter Festival of Lights, with a show named Fallsview Sound & Light Show, telling the story of Niagara’s history and help celebrate its important events.
The Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa is located less than a one minute walk away from the Fallsview Sound & Light Show, taking place nightly from November 21st – January 31st.
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