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Amazing 360 Projection Theatre

Last weekend we popped down to Cody Dock in East London for the launch event of GaiaNova 360 Theatre. The event was put together by a couple of friends of Event Projection and has been several years in the making. Using a bespoke dome as a projection screen, with the audience sat underneath it, the […]

By Lianne Westwood , Website & Marketing - 14th Jul 2017
Posted in Animation & Motion Graphics / New Technology / Events

Mid-summer roundup

Can you believe we’re half way through the year already? Tomorrow is July, marking the start of the second half of the year.  It really doesn’t seem like six months ago we were singing in the year after drinking far too much Prosecco and Whisky and getting emotional about Bowie and Prince.  Again. But here […]

By Lianne Westwood , Website & Marketing - 30th Jun 2017
Posted in Company News

Hurrah for little Nod-E

We have recently added to our large range of AV hire kit with our very own bespoke piece of equipment, designed by us, in-house.  Nod-E, as it’s affectionately become known, is a cost effective node based alternative to centralised media servers. We designed it to manage and play back content in sync on multiple display screens […]

By Lianne Westwood , Website & Marketing - 19th Jun 2017
Posted in Company News

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson

If you spend any time at all on Twitter, you’ll have noticed the newly trending hashtag #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.  This week is, you’ve guessed it, Mental Health Awareness Week, and is dedicated to reducing the stigma around mental heath. In particular the estimated 1 in 3 school children thought to be suffering with a mental health condition of […]

By Lianne Westwood , Website & Marketing - 8th May 2017
Posted in Company News

From Selfie to Self-Expression

Recently, we are proud to say, we added GSP Venues and Saatchi Gallery to our client list and have already been involved with a number of really exciting events and exhibitions at the gallery, including the new exhibition, From Selfie to Self Expression, which previewed on 30th March. The exhibition is made up of several different […]

By Lianne Westwood , Website & Marketing - 7th Apr 2017
Posted in Company News

3D Projection Mapping – on a miniature scale!

Last week, along with many other players in the industry, we packed up our staff, some equipment and made ourselves a temporary home at the Event Production Show.  Held at Olympia London, on 1st and 2nd March, this show is an important destination for those in the events trade. Our main goal for the two day event was to […]

By Lianne Westwood , Website & Marketing - 10th Mar 2017
Posted in Company News

Event Projection exhibiting at The Event Production Show

We are excited to announce that next month, on the 1st & 2nd March 2017, we will be exhibiting at The Event Production Show, stand C25E.  EPS is the UK’s leading exhibition for the live event sector, at London’s Kensington Olympia. Event Projection will be showcasing some of our recent and most exciting projection mapping work. […]

By Lianne Westwood , Website & Marketing - 16th Feb 2017
Posted in Company News / Events

Event Projection’s New Showreel

It’s always nice to give something back when you’ve got a warehouse full of toys so when a big film’s released that was actually shot in your local pub it’s a no brainer!

By Craig Westwood , Managing Director - 5th Apr 2016
Posted in Company News / Latest Work

“Legend” Screening at the Ivy House, Nunhead

Over the years we have been asked to show films in some very interesting places and this week was no exception and we are very proud to have been involved with a very special screening of ’12 Years a Slave’ at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 3 February 2014.

By Craig Westwood , Managing Director - 24th Sep 2015
Posted in Company News

Amazing Simplicity – Projection Mapping Video – Pablo Valbuena

We came across this beautiful and creative use of projection mapping and had to post it on our own blog. Pablo Valbuena has used the repeating patterns of tiles in architecture to create his work. The elegance is something that is rarely seen in big budget projection mapping projects but it’s a big step in the right direction. No doubt we’ll see this copied in the future. Watch the video and enjoy!

By Event Projection , - 28th Nov 2013
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Happy Halloween

It’s halloween and the perfect holiday to celebrate how you use video, audio & lighting equipment to transform venues, homes and buildings into a spooky spaces!

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Posted in Caught Our Eye

Event Projection Showreel 2013

Our showreel displays a short snippet of what we have achieved throughout 2013. As the name suggests we specialise in video production whilst looking after your full conference, awards ceremony, photo shoot, brand campaign or product launch.

By Event Projection , - 22nd Oct 2013
Posted in Latest Work

Projected Sets Have Landed

Projected sets are the future; the benefits of a mapped set are endless. They are creative and allow live event specific updates, twitter feeds and sponsor logos. Thy can be designed to budget or you can really go to town with content and design creating something incredible for your event.

By Event Projection , - 8th Oct 2013
Posted in Latest Work / New Technology

Water Features and Audio

Bored of water coming out of your hose in a straight line? Here’s a video showing you how to change all that with a loudspeaker and a sine wave generator.

By Event Projection , - 25th Mar 2013
Posted in Caught Our Eye / Sculpture

Madrid LED Façade

Langarita–Navarro Arquitectos‘ rather splendid Led wall installation is relatively old news as it was installed in 2009 but it is a great example of how to combine architecture and technology.

By Event Projection , - 28th Feb 2013
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Microsoft’s Illumiroom: Projection Map Your Living Room!

How long has our industry got the monopoly on projection mapping? Rumours have it that Microsoft are planning on turning your living room into a giant 3D TV. They are currently working on illumiroom; a concept that combines a Kinect camera and a projector, IllumiRoom augments the area around your television creating an immersive gaming/viewing experience.

By Event Projection , - 25th Jan 2013
Posted in Caught Our Eye

The Power of Light

The Hayward Gallery is currently showcasing artworks created from the 1960s to the present day, including immersive environments, free-standing light sculptures and projections. Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways.

By Event Projection , - 22nd Jan 2013
Posted in Animation & Motion Graphics / Caught Our Eye

Ultra High Definition – 4K is Coming to a Screen Near You!

If you’ve just bought a new telly you may want to look away now because you’re state of the art full HD plasma or LED TV is soon to be superceeded by the next generation of 4K, Ultra HD screens are just around the corner and you’re about to see lots more ladies smiling next to big screens!

By Event Projection , - 17th Jan 2013
Posted in New Technology

Extreme close-ups

GoPro are now on there third incarnation of the Hero mini cams. These beauties have changed the face of sports and recreation photography giving almost anyone the ability to film high definition action footage. The wide angle lens and various mounting accessories, plus waterproofing capabilities and a very robust design make them the ultimate adventure accessory. As the name suggests it gives everyone access to the kind of technology that, just a few years ago, was only available to professional filmmakers.

By Event Projection , - 13th Dec 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Kinetic Hacks

Xbox Kinect, if you didn’t know already, is the motion sensor plug-in for Microsoft’s all conquering Xbox 360 games console. The wireless webcam device is as good as it gets when it comes to video game (although ‘video game’ seems like an old school phrase now) interaction and beyond. Using an infrared laser projector and microchip for 3D motion tracking called ‘Light Coding’, the Kinect sensor creates a laser grid to calculate depth. The technology allows for gesture, facial and voice/ sound recognition. We’re certainly a long way from the days of Pong now…

By Event Projection , - 6th Dec 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Silo 468, Helsinki

Urban regeneration project Silo 468 uses ‘environmentally interactive’ illuminations at a vast disused oil silo in Helsinki, Finland.

By Event Projection , - 4th Dec 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Past Projections: Stanley Kubrick

One of the greatest filmmakers of all time, American-born Stanley Kubrick is famed for unique cinematography, powerful music scores and superb attention to detail. Kubrick also proved he could do any genre including war (Full Metal Jacket), black-comedy (Dr. Strangelove), horror (The Shining) and science fiction (2001: Space Odyssey).

By Event Projection , - 3rd Dec 2012
Posted in Past Projections

Xbox Kinect at Audi City

Audi City London, which we mentioned last month, has combined interactive gaming with its range of vehicles to let you customise your perfect car, and see it drive around in front of you on a 210-inch screen.

By Event Projection , - 28th Nov 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

3D Printed DB5

If you haven’t yet seen Skyfall, the latest James Bond blockbuster, you might want to look away. Unfortunately, near the end of the film a Silver Birch Austin Martin DB5 – just like the one driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger – gets blown to smithereens. ‘No way!’ you cry. No, not really, it was in fact a 3D printed model of an Austin Martin DB5 and not the all-time classic Bond car. Phew…

By Event Projection , - 27th Nov 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Amon Tobin’s ISAM project

Amon Tobin, Brazilian electronic musician, has just finished touring with his ISAM project, an audio-visual bombardment of the senses. Not your typical dance music gig, it’s a more cinematic approach to electronic beat performance. Ironic that Tobin once published the words: “f**k the visuals, we’re sinking every last penny into the sound-system” on his website.

By Event Projection , - 26th Nov 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Building Beats

Have you been wondering what to do with all those Lego bricks you ‘grew out of’ a few years ago? Well, before you put them on ebay, why not try building your own beat sequencer. By combining those little Danish bits of plastic with the DJ software Ableton Live, SoundMachine converts the colour information of the bricks to generate a synthesised beat.

By Event Projection , - 23rd Nov 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Remote Controlled Lightbulbs

Philips, the largest lighting manufacturer in the world, has a new wireless LED lighting system that can produce over 16 million colour variations. Not only are the LED bulbs controlled remotely via your wireless router, they are also energy saving. You can connect to 50 of these bulbs using a smartphone, tablet or web browser. Blinking heck!

By Event Projection , - 22nd Nov 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Prius x Parlee

Bicycles have been enjoying a real renaissance over the last few years and unless you’ve been living in the outback recently you’ll be aware of how much press the sport of road racing has been getting over what some term performance enhancing drugs. Well, we’re not too bothered about Louis Armstrong and whatever he got up to trying to get to the Moon and back. But we are rather intrigued by this little project: The Toyota Prius x Parlee concept Bike.

By Event Projection , - 5th Nov 2012
Posted in Latest Work

Move with the times!

Over the years we have had some strange requests, we laughed at the time declared our client was mad and moved on. But now believe it or not technology has produced these items and has left us wondering else is possible?

By Event Projection , - 18th Oct 2012
Posted in New Technology

I can stand the Rain

Controlling the weather is something a lot of people in the UK wish they could do. A look out the window 9 times out of 10 will tell you how disappointing the forecast usually is. When the sun comes out it’s a mad dash to the park or any corner of an outdoor space to soak up those sunrays. We put up with more than our fair share of cloud, rain, cloud and rain. So why on earth would you want to create even more rain?

By Event Projection , - 17th Oct 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

3-D Holographic Projection

Holography, from the Greek words for “whole” and “writing/ drawing”, is the technique for creating three-dimensional images. Discovered accidentally by physicist Dennis Gabor in the 1940s, it was only when lasers developed in the 1960s that the first optical hologram was created. Using halogen-based photographic emulsions to record 3-D images on 2-D surfaces, in simple terms holograms split and stretch recorded light into 3-D shapes.

By Event Projection , - 15th Oct 2012
Posted in New Technology / Events / Sculpture

Past Projections: The Cinematograph

Auguste and Louis Lumière are the French brothers widely regarded as the creators of the moving image. Born two years apart, the brothers worked for their father’s photographic firm, developing still photography using the dry-plate process and then film perforations, which helped to move film through the camera and the projector.

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Posted in Past Projections

Micro October Fest

Oktoberfest takes place in Germany this weekend and whilst many people will be making the ‘pils-grimage’ (get it?) to Germany for a good old beer fest in lederhosen, we’re going to enjoy our own beer-soaked celebrations a bit closer to home. It seems there’s microbreweries popping up all over the place in the UK right now and we thought it would be somewhat refreshing to recommended our top five craft-beer creators in the UK so you can enjoy your very own micro-October-fest.

By Event Projection , - 12th Oct 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

Chris Cunningham and Audi City

Artist Chris Cunningham started out sculpting prosthetic Alien heads for Ridley Scott. He then went on to combine his love of art, industrial design, film and sound as a director of music videos. Part of the same generation of video artists that include Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Jonathan Glazer; this elite group created cutting edge music videos in the 1990s.

By Event Projection , - 5th Oct 2012
Posted in Latest Work

London Design Festival: Walk the Light

The 10th annual London Design Festival connects hundreds of events together showcasing London as a centre for the world’s creative forces. Running between the 14th and the 23rd of September, there are numerous exhibitions and installations, but Walk the Light by Cinimod Studios is one of our favourites.

By Event Projection , - 18th Sep 2012
Posted in Caught Our Eye

X-Factor 2012 Promos

Event Projection were on borad with ITV recently to promote the 2012 season of the X-Factor. A pair of 20K projectors were stacked to achieve a huge cinema for past contestants to watch themselves and their journeys through the show. The series goes on air in September as if you could possibly not know!

By Event Projection , - 16th Sep 2012
Posted in Latest Work

Event Projection become first UK company to stock Coemar LEDko Lighting

Event Projection are to be the first UK hire company to take on Coemar’s new LEDko P Profiles. The new profile fixtures from Coemar are set to revolutionise lighting and are a major leap in LED technology. They are based around the classic ETC Source Four profile. In addition to Coemar’s own 18-40° lens tube, the units will also accept all exciting ETC Source Four optics. Event Projection have also placed an order for Coemar’s fresnel lens tube which makes these fixtures even more flexible. The output of the Coemar units is quite amazing, comparable to a 575w Source Four yet only pulling 150w. As a company that revolves around cutting edge equipment, the units fit our spec for any new kit and the LEDko lights are nothing short of ground breaking. We expect to take delivery of the units in early October and looking forward to some quick and easy installs with out the usual requirement for heavy power and dimmer racks.

By Event Projection , - 15th Sep 2012
Posted in New Technology

Event Projection create a Giant iPad for Mattel at Westfield

On the 21 August, Event Projection installed a high-tech set for toy company Mattel to launch their new “Apptivity” toys, toy cars that interact with the company’s iPad apps. In addition to an 85″ plasma, a “Giant iPad” was created! The 10’x7′ iPad was built to scale for kids to play Mattels games by simply standing on it.

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Posted in Latest Work

The Olympic Cauldron

Here at EP we’ve found ourselves getting carried away with the London 2012 Olympics. It’s hardly surprising considering how successful it’s been. To have the Games on home soil was not only exciting, it’s inspired the whole country.

By Event Projection , - 15th Aug 2012
Posted in Events

Matt Pyke and Universal Everything

From graffiti writing to creating immersive visual art for the worlds biggest rock bands, Matt Pyke is the man behind the collaborative collective Universal Everything. Universal Everythings list of clients and projects reads as one the most ground-breaking and high-profile portfolios and includes helping design the London 2012 Olympic Games identity and interactive visuals for Coldplays 2011 world tour.

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Posted in Animation & Motion Graphics