‘Twas The Lights Before Christmas


3 January 2013

Santa appointed The Electric Canvas as his little helpers this year with a projection project that transformed Melbourne’s Town Hall into a Christmas fantasyland entitled The Nights Before Christmas.

The streetscape was reconstructed in 3D CAD to identify projector positions that would avoid creating shadows from trees, light posts, flagpoles, trams and other potential obstructions. The result is shadowless, continuous coverage of the façade including the sides of the portico and the clock tower.

Using 3D modeling and POV techniques, The Electric Canvas created seven and a half minutes of lighting magic, accompanied by a soundtrack and mapped to the detailed architecture of the iconic venue.

The installation uses 14 Christie Roadster 18K and 20K lumen projectors with content delivered by The Electric Canvas’s unique OnlyView media server system to create a bright, high-resolution presentation.

The event commenced on 30 November and ran every ten minutes from 8:30pm until 11pm every night including Christmas.


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