Paradigm AV and TMC enlisted for futuristic casino complex9 January 2009
The visual technology installation was headed up by LCI’s regular contractor, Bradford-based TMC Ltd. Notable features include the combination of nine dnp Alpha portrait screens – rear-projected by Christie DS+300 projectors – and an Ayrton Dream Panel flaming pixel wall from Lighting Effects Distribution.
Thanks to a collaboration between TMC and Digital Video Systems (DVS), the nine screens will soon offer a game inviting visitors to bet on which screen a dragon will come to rest in. At present, however, the displays are relaying purpose-shot content and ambient graphics in 3:4 aspect ratio, with a component signal sent to each of the screens from a bespoke server provided by DVS.
Christie DLP and LCD projection devices are also in evidence in the second floor conference room and the private hire digital cinema, The Eagle Picture House.
Paradigm AV’s contribution to the project entailed the provision of mirror rigs for the first floor casino and the engineering of the silver-foil side-on mirror for the feature that dominates The Bird restaurant bar on the first floor. The striking feature takes the form of two projectors, contained in a space of less than half a metre and firing onto two surfaces that have been hard-edge blended to form a continuous curve glass diffusion display (supplied by Mark Goodway’s Media Sign Systems). The content, provided by Kaleidovision’s KL2/DJV system, comprises a shadow puppet display overlaid onto a slowly moving Indian Temple-style background.
TMC project manager Dave Turnbull remarked of the overall project: “It was an extremely complex operation, but we believe that we have provided LCI with a dynamic and interactive solution using state-of-the-art visual tools to enable the venue to function as a genuine multi-purpose operation.”