Jan. 21, 2014
Projection mapping from Christie Digital projectors helped entertain thousands of spectators gathered in Goa, India, for the third Lusofonia Games. The sporting event, which takes place Jan. 18-29, featured 40 Christie Roadster S+20K, Roadster S+22K-J and Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP projectors at the opening ceremony that included an intricate projection mapping show.
Widely referred to as the Portuguese version of the British Commonwealth Games, the Lusofonia Games is organized by the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committee. It involves athletes and officials from 12 Portuguese-speaking countries formerly ruled by Portugal. Among the countries taking part in the 12-day tournament are Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe. Equatorial Guinea, India and Sri Lanka are associate members of the Games.
Audio Design, Christie's local partner responsible for the Games' visual display, collaborated with production designer Bart Kresa to create the visual spectacle. The Christie projectors are installed strategically in six towers around the 22,000-seat Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium — the venue of the opening ceremony — with most tilted at 9-degree angles for maximum projection coverage and seamless edge blending onto the field during the event.
"The opening ceremony of the Games will be the biggest projection event that has ever been staged in India," Vijay Sabhlok, director, Video Design, said in the announcement. "This beats our very own best of 30 projectors used previously for the Umaid Bhawan projection mapping project."
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