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Christie and Cocolab projection mapping brings Mexico’s Teotihuacan Pyramids to life

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Christie and Cocolab projection-mapping brings Mexico's Teotihuacan Pyramids to life

The nighttime spectactular ‘Nocturnal Experience in Teotihuacan’ is set to wow visitors once again this November after it was first performed a year and half ago.

Since then, 45,000 spectators have been captivated by the projection mapping experience at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Created by multimedia technology specialist, Cocolab and powered by Christie, the 45-minute show projects atmospheric visuals across the Pyramid of the Sun, then along the Avenue of the Dead, finally reaching the Pyramid of the Moon.

A total of 19 Christie Roadie 4K45 projectors illuminate the site with 20 million different colour tones. As the visuals play out, a narrator tells the history of the Teotihuacan culture.

Cocolab assembled a skilled team of researchers, storytellers, lighting designers, scriptwriters, animators, programmers and engineers to create the nocturnal show.

Christie and Cocolab projection-mapping brings Mexico's Teotihuacan Pyramids to life

The Teotihuacan site deserved a unique experience

Christie and Cocolab worked together for a year on the project creating the mapping visuals. This was done in collaboration with the Tourism Department of the State of Mexico, with advice from INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico).

Alejandro Machorro, founding member at Cocolab, described the Christie Roadies as ‘fantastic’:

“They guarantee us the brightness and quality we need to deliver the unique experience this project called for.”

The Christie projectors are placed in two mobile units, and are run from Mac Pro units using NUUP software developed by Cocolab. The total brightness of the image powered by the 19 projectors is in excess of 850,000 lumens, a first for Mexico.

Ernesto Armus, General Manager, Christie Mexico, described it as an ‘innovative world-class experience’:

“We are delighted that our Christie Roadie 4K45 projectors have contributed to this stunning projection-mapping show, which is sure to linger in the audience’s minds for a long time. It’s not often that you get to see such a large number of powerful projectors in a single event in Mexico.”

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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