Projection and 4D Mapping

Our philosophy regarding projection ...

Projection can make or break an event - it's what everyone sees. From a small conference to the side of your local sports arena, projection can determine the success of your event. We're proud to offer projectors and processing from the industry leader - Barco. As the regions largest Barco Rental Partner, we're able to offer equipment and services that other providers can't - including the brightest projector in the Rental and Staging market, the Barco HDQ-2K40.

Our inventory is among the largest and brightest in the region. We have high definition units from 10,000 - 40,000 lumens (Barco HDX-W20 and HDQ-2K40). Also, our engineers have been factory trained to setup and maintain our Barco products.

When Draper announced their newly-designed StageScreens, we were among the first to begin transitioning our inventory. Our entire inventory is now comprised of Draper StageScreen. We stock screens from 7.5'x13' to 18'x32' in most common (and some uncommon) increments.

How will these projection systems benefit my event(s)?

First, our inventory is all HD-based. The material being projected (whether HD or not) will be clearer and brighter than other systems.

Second, our inventory is the largest and brightest in the region. We're the only company to ever project on the world-famous rock walls at Red Rocks Ampitheatre (complete write-up available here).

Third, our state-of-the-art equipment, techniques and manufacturer relationships are second-to-none. Barco and Draper call us when testing new features (three channel still store for the Barco FSN) and products (3D matte for the Draper StageScreen).

What is 4D production and why should I consider it?

4D projection is a combination of technologies used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection (complete Wikipedia discription here). The concept of 4D projection mapping is very modern and has a huge impact in the right environment.

The first consideration is that projection only works at night. We can design and map nearly any imagery to the surface(s) of any structure after dusk. The next consideration is the size of the projected image and the surface it will be projected on. We have projectors ranging from 10K-40K lumens and suggest the best solution based on environment and expectations. For example, 18K lumen units cover an area roughly 15’x27’ and multiple units can be blended to cover larger areas.

Once you’ve decided how large the area is and what’s required to cover it, content needs to be addressed. Content can be simple (a faux curtain which drops to revel the structure using white projected light) to a produced sequence of photos, videos and animated elements. Production costs vary greatly depending on complexity and time allowed for completion.

 A site visit to see the structure and determine technical requirements is usually required. We also discuss the creative expectations and forward that information to our designers. This information results in a formal estimate and renderings of the suggested design to assist in the selling process. Site visits typically take about one hour. Additional visits to measure surfaces and work with designers are often needed but included in the overall cost of production.

What's next?

Our sales and engineering staff is available to answer questions, provide estimates and/or arrange onsite demonstrations.