Global visual technologies company, Christie®, and its Chinese partner, Wincomn Technology, have created a spectacular projection mapping display on a 66-metre high whale shark sculpture.
The new attraction, “Glamorous Sky Over Hengqin", is already playing to packed crowds at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and features water jets, laser lighting, music, fireworks and stunt performances. Eight Christie Roadie HD+35K and two Christie Roadster HD20K-J units project images of marine life onto the iconic whale shark sculpture which houses the whale shark aquarium. The show has already won Best International Achievement in Events at the Australian Event Awards.
Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific, commented, “Projection technology has continued to play an important role in China’s cultural and entertainment arenas, with more owners of these entities placing greater emphasis on the installation of projection solutions. As a world leader in visual technologies, Christie’s advanced solutions are used at an increasing number of such locations in China, such as Wuxi Studio and Wanda Movie Park in Wuhan.”
Tony Chen, general manager, Wincomn Technology, said, “We have worked closely with Christie throughout the installation process and are very pleased with the results. The Christie…projectors produced stunning visuals and they perfectly complement the “Glamorous Sky Over Hengqin” show. I’m sure visitors will have a blast watching this nightly performance.”
Lin Yu added, “With the themed entertainment market poised for further growth, we’ll continue to put our energies in technology and product development to offer more exciting projection mapping performances for the Chinese audience.”