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BCIT 50th Anniversary

“No matter how far you dare to dream… It all starts here”

Fall 2015, Go2 Productions was elated to handle the event production and content design for BCIT’s 50th anniversary celebration incorporating a huge projection mapping experience that spanned the entire width of the hanger doors. 

A massive 65′ wide x 33′ high custom projection screen was designed and installed as a central projection surface covering the two middle doors, while additional projectors were placed to cover the remaining 4 hanger doors, making a massive combined projection surface of 200′ wide x 33′ high.

With aeronautics and space travel being a huge part of BCIT’s vision, we came up with a slogan that was very fitting for the event;

“No matter how far you dare to dream… it all starts here.”

 

BCIT 50th Anniversary

The Challenges

There were many challenges to overcome for this project, ranging from the different focal lengths on the hanger doors, the structural bracing, the huge custom screen and installation and not forgetting working at 7k resolution for the animation – 6890 pixels x 1080 pixels.

Rather than using structural drawings for this one we decided to manually measure all the steel framework. The reason for this decision was that even though the steel construction was built to a drawing, it had to be welded together by hand, which meant the cross bracing may not match the drawing perfectly. This ensured we had a perfectly accurate map of the hanger doors to work with. It also meant that when we laid the bracing map over the content and reprojected it, the content landed in between each of the braces, making the whole hanger door appear to be one giant LED panel with no content distortion.

The Results

The end result was an ultra wide projection experience that opened the anniversary celebrations in memorable style for the 1000+ BCIT guests and alumni. Contact Go2 Productions today to find out how we can make your next event ‘out of this world’ using projection mapping.