TDC returns to Vivid Sydney
AUSTRALIA: The Technical Direction Company once again supported this year’s Vivid Sydney festival by providing video mapping techniques and key video technology. Attracting more than a quarter of a million people throughout the opening weekend, the entire festival spanned 18 days and was spread across a 10km distance. Vivid Sydney claims to be the ‘world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas’ and is owned and managed by Destination NSW, the New South Wales Government’s Tourism and Major Events agency.
‘We’ve worked with Destination NSW on Vivid Sydney for four years now, and it is so great to see the huge public appreciation and genuine delight that is experienced each year as the festival has evolved,’ said TDC managing director, Michael Hassett. ‘We are proud to have collaborated with the creative talent of the artists that Destination NSW has brought together this year to develop the wonderful animations.’
The TDC equipment deployed at year’s festival includes some impressive highlights. The company reported that its combined projections across 10 sites used nearly seven and a half billion pixels, 8,976 sq-m of mapped content, 1.8km f power cables and 2.5km of fibre. TDC’s 40-strong crew worked around the clock for 10 days to install all sites
‘This year TDC delivered over 70 high-resolution projectors, four types of media servers as well as technical infrastructure including two automation platforms, each with custom hardware and electronics to power the video projections,’ explained Anthony Pellizzari, TDC’s technical project manager for this year’s festival. ‘We had some additional challenges this year, with crane lifts, street closures for installs and six new sites to manage and it was great working with the highly experienced team at Destination NSW to help roll this out.’