Christie projectors light up immersive night tourism experience in Sichuan

Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, has delivered projection solutions for an immersive nighttime spectacular in Sichuan, China.

Christie is proud to announce that its projection technology has been used to help create a large-scale night tourism experience, created to promote the Guangwu Mountain scenic area in Sichuan province and boost the local tourism industry.

This huge outdoor show, “Guangwu Mountain Dreamscape”, is the first large scale night tourism spectacular in China to mix the beauty of nature with cutting edge technology. The show was brought to life with state-of-the-art projection, interactive lighting, lasers, holographic images, environmental effects and live performances.

Christie Guangwu Mountain projections

Spectacular projection

Christie supplied 16 Christie Crimson Series 3DLP laser projectors, 25 Christie DWU630-GS 1DLP laser projectors and 3 Christie DXG1051-Q 1DLP projectors, working with trusted regional partner Wincomn Technology.

“This is a very unique night tourism attraction that demands robust and dependable projection systems that can withstand harsh environmental conditions and yet deliver outstanding visuals,” says Tony Chen, general manager, Wincomn Technology.

“In particular, the Christie Crimson Series and GS Series are the top contenders for this significant installation. We have deployed them for several projects across China with great results, and we are confident that they are best suited for this massive show.”

During the three-hour show, imagery is even able to be projected on the natural fog that envelops the mountains. “This is the first time that we have employed Christie projectors to display visuals on low-lying clouds and we are astonished by the amazing effects. We have even coined a term for it – ‘air imaging’,” Chen adds.

Largest 3D image to be displayed on a cliff face

The nighttime spectacular includes projection on a 300-metre-high cliff face, featuring Bashan Bei’erge (Song of Bashan Back-carriers). This 3,000-year-old folk song celebrates those who carried supplies in and out of the hard to reach mountain range. Powered by Christie’s high-brightness Crimson Series projectors, this is currently the largest 3D image to be displayed on a cliff face in China.

For a truly immersive experience, the show includes “storytelling on the go” where viewers can walk along a 500-metre-long pathway through creeks and lush forest, within the performance zone. Here, they encounter projections on gauze screens, brought to life by Christie’s 1DLP projectors.

Guangwu Mountain pathway projections Christie

The show has been highly successful since it began in late 2019, helping to boost cultural tourism and economic development in the area. While the pandemic resulted in some downtime, the producers used this opportunity to add new elements and upgrade existing projections and lighting, in order to improve the experience when it reopened in June 2020.

April Qin, director of sales, Enterprise, Christie China, says, “We are thrilled that Christie projection solutions have contributed to the engaging storytelling process for this epic performance at Guangwu Mountain. Christie’s 1DLP and 3DLP projectors are built tough and deliver big, bright and intensely colourful images, and are able to withstand the rigours of demanding, high-usage applications.

Christie also recently announced the release of Pandoras Box software version 6.5, which boasts improved performance, image quality and efficiency.