October 20, 2010
With a diameter of 200′, full coverage of the projected area required a 9 mega-pixel master frame measuring 3000×3000 pixels. Mapping the circular image to the architecture was accomplished with the Dataton Watchout system. Playback from the media servers fed six double stacks of Barco FLM-R22+ projectors, provided by Video Equipment Rentals, the combined brightness totaling over a quarter million lumens.
Among the many difficulties to be overcome was the problem of accurately positioning the projector stacks in a nearly vertical configuration. Weighing in at 220lbs each, the projectors were first stacked on a custom build frame, designed by MVT, and then cantilevered into place to match the 104º pitch of the Garden’s roofing structure.