Linköping, Sweden: May 15-18 Istanbul was host to the World Cities Expo 2017, organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) and bringing together leading institutions, organizations and experts from around the world on the theme “Smart Cities”. Held at the Istanbul Halic Congress Center, the four-day event kicked off with a spectacular opening show by Project Istanbul.
Video-mapping specialists Project Istanbul chose to reflect the innovative nature of the event with an ingenious design for the 35 meter wide by 7 meter high set. The key element is a circle – repeated, layered and suspended.
“When we started working, we realized that we’d made a difficult choice,” said Birol Erdogan, Project Istanbul. “We studied examples from all over the world, but there was no cyclical scene to try.” With only a short period of time to create the content and perfect the delivery, Project Istanbul chose Dataton WATCHOUT for the stage mapping and teamed it with ten Barco 20K projectors. WATCHOUT also handled timecode to light and sound tables in this visual feast.
About Dataton and WATCHOUT
Founded in 1973, Swedish show control developer and manufacturer, Dataton serves core markets in multi-media entertainment, visitor attractions, digital signage, scenography, event production and corporate AV. The company’s flagship product is the award-winning Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display production and presentation system. Fully scalable, software-based and requiring no proprietary hardware, WATCHOUT orchestrates still images, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds into a single impressive show across multiple display areas, either soft-edge blended or scattered. R&D facilities are in Linköping, Sweden, and Dataton has worldwide representation through an established partner network.
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Image caption: The WATCHOUT show for the opening ceremony of the World Cities Expo 2017 by Project Istanbul was both elegant and edgy in its design.
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