Dublin Convention Centre gets projected on.
Posted: Sep 09 in photography
The new convention centre opened in Dublin this week. To mark the occasion an incredible projection is being, well, projected against the front of the building. It seriously is quite extraordinary. Considering that the building, shaped like it is with the massive glass cylinder protruding from the front, it isn’t what I’d imagine as being ideal for having video projected onto it. However the video fits perfectly to fill the entire wall on either side of the glass.
I spoke to Ciaran Moen from AVTEK solutions who’s company is in charge of the projection and he told me that they were able to shape the projected image to fit the building. Even more impressive is that the girl who made graphics for the video, which by the way tells the story of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge with a ‘contemporary twist’, is designed in such a way so that when the image was to be skewed it would look normal! How on earth?! Just brilliant.
So where exactly is the projector? It’s on the other side of the Liffey! That’s about 200 yards away yet the image is as bright as a cinema screen! They should get Avatar up there.
You can just about see the light beams (blue on the top image, green on the bottom) from the projector on the very left of the picture.
Pity it’s not a permanent fixture as is really is quite beautifully done.
Aside from the shots above I shot a video (no sound) and have embedded it below. I’m going to go back though and shoot it again as this one’s a bit grainy, and we can’t be having that. It’s long but stick with it.
This projection will be on until midnight on Sunday. If you’re in the city or will be taking a trip in at any stage be sure to check it out as it really has to be seen in the flesh. You’ll go – “wooooow… that’s cool”. I promise you.