Immersive walkaway at the Feux Follets Festival celebrating the Chinese culture

Client

Canada Dragon Power Group

Solutions

Video mapping, Holograms, Maya Kodes™

Location

Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal Canada

Industry

Live Event

The context

Parc Jean-Drapeau hosted Feux follets for the first time, a public walkway that lasted two and a half hours starting at dusk, 7 days a week.

Much more than a festival of Chinese lanterns, Feux follets presented an array of nearby shows featuring contortionists, acrobats, fire-breathers, musicians, and singers, both actual and virtual.

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The concept

The idea was to produce a stylized version of the Chinese culture in a new and innovative way by using interactive and immersive technologies, powered by Neweb Labs.

The exhibition took place entirely in the evening and was brought to life via a colorful, lively, and artistic approach, using holograms and videos including real-time on stage hologram performances by Maya Kodes, animal holograms projected in the forest, a giant dragon hologram projected on a water wall, a stereoscopic screen and wall projections all inspired by Chinese culture.

The tech

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Holograms in the forest

For the animal holograms in the forest, multiple 10,000-14,000 lumen projectors were used to send the content onto the Holonet, (a gauze screen) hung and hidden along a walking path. The visual and sound effects were triggered at specific moments to surprise and wow the public.

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Holograms on water

The hologram of a giant dragon on the water wall was 40 feet high and 100 feet wide. To accomplish this, we used a 20,000-lumen projector that projected onto a wall of water powered by Quantum Laser.  The dragon was part of a 5-minute performance and accompanied by a musical soundtrack.

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Video mapping & projections

At the entrance of the festival, video mapping of giant projections welcomed festival-goers in several languages.

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Maya Kodes holographic performance

The 27-view auto-stereoscopic 3D television focused on the elements of life: land, sea, air, and fire. We created an 8-minute program that featured a contortionist in different environments with three dimensional projections.

Maya Kodes™, the virtual holographic singer produced by Neweb Labs, performed on-site and in real-time. A motion capture room was created for the technicians and artists alongside the stage, and a Holonet (a gauze screen) and a 20,000 lumen projector were used to bring the singer’s performance to life.

+ 200,000

people attended the festival, coverage by all local and some international Chinese media

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