Large format projection specialists E\T\C UK debuted their new multi-screen video control software–OnlyView–on a show projected onto Senate House in London, for the Royal National Institute of The Deaf (RNID) last week. Onlyview was launched in the UK in March, and this was the first show to combine both methods of projection for a single creative result.
The Onlyview system worked in conjunction with PIGI projection running on the established OnlyCue control system. Merging the two control systems and projection formats allowed E\T\C UK to produce a dynamic moving montage of images and information for the press launch of the RNID’s new hearing test phone line–part of their “Breaking The Sound Barrier” campaign.
The video and film artwork and creative concepts were produced by Jason Bridge working with production company Pull Creative.
Senate House’s large white building–ideal as a projection surface–was covered in a 27m wide by a 60m high background image output from two 6kW PIGI projectors. These were located 41m away, just within the railings of Senate House’s boundaries, pointing upwards at a steep angle. Fitted with double rotating scrollers, they rolled through a series of montaged slides and looks.
Into this were cut two video ‘windows’ each measuring 15x1m. These showed the RNID’s presentation video footage introducing information on how 40% of people over 50 could be suffering hearing loss, and the telephone test line to call for an initial ear check.
The project was overseen by E\T\C UK’s Andy Joyes who comments, “It was a great first outing for Onlyview, and I’m very pleased with the results.”
The video projectors used were four Barco R18s, two per ‘window’ with images overlaid, and the show was run by Jason Bridge. The PIGI system, run with OnlyCue, was controlled by Karen Monid.
In addition to the video projectors pointed upwards, they were also fanning outwards. OnlyView’s flexible keystone correcting facilities allowed them to correct both horizontal and vertical line keystoning within seconds on site. “This has been a nightmare in the past,” comments Joyes. “Particularly on large buildings with obscure angles. I don’t know how we could have done it without this software”