This is the Christmas projection mapping show running on the exterior of the Hogwarts Castle, which is the main feature (I think) of the Harry Potter attraction at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando.
It’s a seven-minute show that’s interesting, particularly, for the technical challenge of mapping digital visuals on a canvas that is anything but flat. There are 24 projectors blasting on the castle and castle mount, and the content would need to be mapped to all the different contours and depths. Big job.
For the most wonderful time of the year, we applied our magic touch to Hogwarts Castle.? We tip our hat to @Thinkwell, @UniversalORL and @Michael_Aiello (Universal Creative Director) for a great collaboration with amazing results. ? https://t.co/VByzzMHnBw pic.twitter.com/SkTRZy0MPK
— Moment Factory (@Moment_Factory) December 19, 2017
Congrats to our partners at @UniversalORL on the openings of three wonderful holiday experiences this past weekend! #MagicofHogwartsAtChristmas #CelestinaWarbeck #HolidayParadehttps://t.co/XaDbjfdegi https://t.co/DgDI7yf0lw pic.twitter.com/XLqrIdoyoK
— Thinkwell Group (@ThinkwellGroup) November 20, 2017
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than 13 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia.