Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, has helped to create a new nighttime lake show at Dam Sen Park in Vietnam by providing its HS Series 1DLP laser projectors. The daily show is jointly presented by Christie’s partner Alta Media, and features dramatic visuals and a cutting-edge lighting system, with lasers, interactive water screen projections and a dancing fountain that is 100 metres long.
The nighttime spectacular includes water jets, a fire performance and an aerial firework display, accompanied by an exciting soundtrack. It is also the first water screen project in the country to offer a photo booth function, where guests’ selfies appear on the water screen during the show.
State-of-the-art outdoor show
“We are delighted to be involved in this major project that seeks to promote Dam Sen Theme Park as the latest and trendiest night tourism destination in Ho Chi Minh City,” says Hoang Tu, chief technology officer, Alta Media.
“As the systems integrator and digital content provider for this new outdoor show, we have pulled out all the stops and deployed various AV technologies, such as state-of-the-art laser projections, to deliver a highly immersive and enjoyable experience.”
The Christie projectors were chosen for this project because the organisers required reliable and high-quality solutions., as Tu explains:
“We needed a high-brightness and cost-effective projection system that not only excels in colour accuracy but also has a small form factor and is easy to install. The Christie D20WU-HS, with an output of 20,600 lumens and Christie BoldColor Technology, that accurately reproduces colourful images without sacrificing brightness, ticks all the boxes and emerged as our preferred choice in terms of both quality and budget.”
Clear and sharp images
The water screen projections use four Christie D20WU-HS projectors, which are double stacked and placed in a waterproof, air-conditioned control room, opposite the performance area. The Alta Media team was responsible for accurately calibrating the images on the water screen, 200 metres away from the control room.
“It is the combination of content development and calibrating with the right lens to attain optimal visuals on the water screens,” says Tu. “In this way, we are able to maximize the impact of the contents, which are updated twice a year to keep the show fresh and appealing.”
The show first took place on New Year’s Eve and has already proved to be a hit with audiences, thanks in part to the clarity and sharpness of the selfie images, alongside the carefully designed content that celebrates the history and culture of the country.
“We are pleased that Alta Media has chosen the Christie HS Series to power the water screens for this large-scale outdoor spectacular at Dam Sen Park,” says Michael Bosworth, executive vice president, Enterprise, Christie.
“This demonstrates the high performance, dependability and versatility of our 1DLP laser projectors, which are increasingly embraced by customers around the world and used in numerous applications to deliver highly realistic and entertaining experiences.”
Christie has also recently provided its laser projection technology for the new FlyRide “Take Flight” attraction at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin.