DJ Willrich (DJW) have launched 2012 with the completion of what is undoubtedly one of its most high profile projects to date. The award winning Hampshire based AV company completed the audiovisual hardware installation for the £76 million Titanic Belfast attraction in Northern Ireland’s capital.
Titanic Belfast, which opened in Spring, has nine galleries. Key features of the exhibition are a dark ride, special effects, full-scale reconstructions and immersive themed exhibits which allow visitors to experience the well known Titanic story in a new and thought provoking way.
A highlight of DJW’s work is in Gallery One, “Boomtown Belfast”, where a videowall
of six, 4 x 3.5m screens shows images of Belfast from the 1900s. On another wall seven monitors show images of Belfast at that time as a busy centre of commerce and industry.
“Boomtown Belfast” also boasts an interactive floor comprising 4 projections highlighting the Titanic’s designs. Infrared cameras sense the presence of a visitor, directing them towards detailed audio and visual information on specific parts of the famous ship’s anatomy.
A video cave of three 6m screens in a box, shows a 3D exploration of each deck of the Titanic. Working with Paradigm AV and using Dataton’s Watchout
software, DJW ensured the projections were perfectly synchronised. ISO design provided the CGI footage.
The tour ends with final gallery which features a film about the search for and discovery of the Titanic on a 12m screen. Visitors stand on a glass floor under which a soft edge image of the Titanic wreck is projected.