Celebrating the launch of Vogue Middle East edition, the popular fashion magazine hosted a party at the Museum of Islamic Art. With only three weeks’ notice, Trimex technical director, Ludo Vanstreels, received the request to make a full 360-degree projection on the rooftop terrace walls.
Visual Solutions provided projection and alignment for the project. Using 1250 high-res pictures of the venue, Visual Solutions was able to constructe a 3D scan of the building and built the pre-production environment. With a full high-res preview of the venue, Visual Solutions was able to pre-visualize the content, inside a d3, without having to physically be onsite. The previsualization accounted for shadows, predicted light outputs, and potential obstructions that may occur while projecting at the event.
When it came to equipment, Visual Solutions’ Jo Pauly reached out to long-time equipment rental partner Nils Pauwels, from the VER Europe office. Visual Solutions knew VER would have the Barco HDF-W30 projector, and d3 pro 4×4 VFC media server equipment. This was not an average show environment- with the intense heat, and humid Qatar as a factor, VER and the Visual Solutions team had to find a way to keep projectors cool. The teams worked together to find a solution, creating custom stagedex projector heat covers, and added additional fans on the back of each unit to increase airflow. “It worked like a charm. There was not one projector that flinched or suffered from the heat,” expressed Jo Pauly.
The Vogue Arabia Magazine event went off without a hitch. The projection-mapping visuals created a beautiful illusion of culturally significant architecture, and illuminating motion graphic. Congratulations to Vogue, Ludo Vanstreels, and the Visual Solutions team for creating this memorable event.
Event Production: The Planners Qatar
Technical Director: Trimex – Ludo Vanstreels
Creative Consultant: Steven Martin-Architect Of Emotion
Video Equipment: VER Europe
Video projection and alignment: Visual Solutions BVBA – Belgium.
d3 media server operator team: Jo Pauly – Kjell Rijntjes – Michael Stroobants
Projection team: Benjamin Oehl, Anthony Toxé
Content studio: Prismax
Lighting and boogies: ACT Lighting – ID2Q