exhibit & retail experience:

Sun - Volcano - Frog

SUN - VOLCANO - FROG - These three examples of video projection mapping show the form’s potential for support of exhibit themes, interactive components, and scenic design.

More unique projection scenarios:

Video projection testing for interactive 'Talking Stelae' at Nocturnal House Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA.

Custom surface that allows projection to be seen on both sides of the panels.

Under direction of the Smithsonian Digital Studio, I helped with media acquisition, edited footage for the 82 monitors, and designed the 4 channel soundscape, as part of the exhibit "American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith" on permenent display at the National Museum of American History.

This project included initial consultation on feasability, screen fabrication and installation, as well as the video projection and playback system. The system’s daily startup and shutdown is automated, and ‘remote media management’ allows new content to be produced and launched at anytime, without location access.

10-10-18, from Andrew:

Some thoughts on the use of video projection for permanent applications:

ABOUT LASER DLP (Digital Light Processing) PROJECTION:

Much information can be found online regarding the advantages of laser DLP projectors over previous technologies which utilize metal-halide lamps. While some may reference “a downside” or “con” of this newer technology as having “greater, initial expense” this is by and large no longer the case, as laser DLP is well on the way to becoming the dominant technology (in particular, for medium and large venue video projectors).

For several years, the consistent message within the industry is that laser DLP projectors are superior in virtually every way, including image quality, over-all reliability, efficiency, maintenance- free operation, and most profoundly, in their ability to maintain their brightness over time. This last noted improvement is key when considering the use of projection for any permanent installation.

The vast improvement of performance is illustrated in the following comparison chart from AVS forum, which compares a typical lamp- based projector with 50% of it’s initial brightness after 500 hours of use, to a laser- based projector with 80% of initial brightness at 30,000 hours of use.



The golden- Age of Digital projection?

 Over 30, 000 hours of operation, the red, saw-tooth line represents the life-cycle of 60 individual projector lamps as they are reduced to 50% of their original brightness, and in need of replacement. Meanwhile, with virtually no maintenance, the projector with the laser light source is still working with 80% of ‘new projector’ brightness.

Over 30, 000 hours of operation, the red, saw-tooth line represents the life-cycle of 60 individual projector lamps as they are reduced to 50% of their original brightness, and in need of replacement. Meanwhile, with virtually no maintenance, the projector with the laser light source is still working with 80% of ‘new projector’ brightness.


ABOUT ULTRA- SHORT- THROW PROJECTION:

Another development in digital projection that has come almost in tandem with the arrival of laser DLP, are advanced optical systems that allow large images of great quality to be projected with very little throw- distance. In the following example, the projector is less than 30 inches from the projection surface, and the projected image is just over 10 feet wide. For anyone with experience in digital projection, this is immediately observed as a game- changer. While not suitable in every instance that projection might be considered, this unique technology opens possibilities for the application of video projection that were not possible before.

Field- test of custom projector flyware, and 'ultra-short-throw' laser DLP projector from Vivitek.


 Typical form factor for an  ultra- short throw projector  with  above screen wall mounting hardware.

Typical form factor for an ultra- short throw projector with above screen wall mounting hardware.