As the Columbus Area Bicentennial Commission searched for ways to celebrate 200 years of heritage and culture in Bartholomew County, Indiana, they turned to Blockhouse Studios to create an immersive light projection show that would bring together the community. Blockhouse used seven Epson Pro Series laser projectors to create “200 Years Together: Our Stories Illuminated on Fourth Street,” celebrating the bicentennial with visuals that have captured the history and culture of the past 200 years.
Here is a video of the projection mapping show:
The immersive show shed light on the past, present and future of the city and county through a projection on the historic Ulrich Building in downtown Columbus, bringing the community together for a two-day celebration. Blockhouse Studios created an intricate and detailed historical story with special moments, from D-shaped images of local characters to a mix of swirling and dancing Cs that are part of the hallmark of the city of Columbus that seemed to spill out of the building’s windows. towards the crowd.
Blockhouse Studios approaches events with their unique cinematography experience and created the detailed eight-minute show by filming the content using a green screen. The team has experience in films, documentaries, music videos, and stop motion animation, which they apply to projection mapping to create engaging and immersive stories. “We’re trying to create more of a theater-like performance on a three-dimensional structure,” Winkler said. “In addition, we produce these shows in very high resolution, which requires more projectors than those traditionally used to cover the same space. But the result speaks for itself – it’s an important part of the magic that leaves our audience wondering how we created it.
“We were looking for an opportunity to demonstrate the rich history of the Columbus area and connect the community in a safe and unique celebration,” said Tobi Herron, Co-Chair of the Columbus Area Bicentennial. “The creative skills of Blockhouse Studios and the cutting edge technology they were able to bring to the project was the perfect combination. Their design and technical delivery of the show was a huge success. They did something our community will be talking about for years to come. “
Blockhouse Studios used seven Epson Pro Series projectors to create the event. Epson Pro Series projectors are designed for large space applications, offering 3-chip 3LCD projection technology, interchangeable lenses, high image quality and high brightness.
“We wanted to make this as accessible as possible, which involved allowing visitors to approach the building without shading. – which is not normally the case with projection, ”said Winkler. “We were able to do this by getting creative and aiming the projectors across the street, which is another reason we relied so heavily on the brightness and image quality of the Epson models. Pro L. “
“Epson’s laser projectors are designed to empower imaging professionals to create memorable events, which is exactly what Blockhouse Studios has done for the Columbus community,” said Ramzi Shakra, Product Manager, Epson America, Inc. “As visual artists find exciting new ways to take advantage of projectors, we’re always excited to see how Epson’s technology is being used to bring people together around a shared experience.