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/ETC/ London assists Malta conference with dramatic opening ceremony

For this project, /ETC/ UK’s Ross Ashton was commissioned by Maltese production company Sign-It to create a 15-minute sequence illustrating the long and eventful history of Malta. The result – accompanied by a soundtrack edited by Karen Monid – was projected across Valetta Harbour onto the Fort from the projector position at the Old Customs House, using eight 6kW PIGI projectors with double rotating scrollers, all overlaid to optimise the image brightness, and complete with Barco 125cm lenses. The image was divided into two halves, with four machines covering each half, soft-edged together using ETC’s OnlyCue software, which was also used to program and run the shows.

The projection show was part of a full evening of activities – also including fireworks over the harbour – planned for the 250 guests.

“It was a great privilege to be asked back to Malta again, and also to produce a show from scratch, undertaking all elements of the process in-house,” commented Ashton.