Projection specialists E/T/C have once again had their status confirmed as a worldwide authority in the creation and implementation of specialist technical solutions for giant image projection, winning 1st prize for â€˜Innovation contributing to the Events Industry' at the 2008 Heavent Expo Awards.
Heavent Expo was held at the Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris last week. The Award was created four years ago by the exhibition organisers and the ANAé (Association des Agences de Communication Evénementielle) to pay tribute to and encourage the technical "savoir-faire" of companies or individuals in the event field.
E/T/C was rewarded for its technical contribution to "The Image Mill", the spectacular world record-breaking show created and produced by Robert Lepage and Ex Machina for Quebec City's 400th anniversary. The ground-breaking show saw the installation of 27 Christie 20K video projectors, which were programmed and controlled by E/T/C's dynamic multimedia control platform, Onlyview®. A monumental image 657 metres long was beamed onto the Bunge grain silos running along the banks of the Louise Basin in the Port of Quebec. The 40-minute show, whose soundtrack was simulcast on local radio, ran nightly throughout the summer from 20th June to 7th September.
The versatility of Onlyview® greatly influenced Lepage's choice of E/T/C as the technical partner for his masterpiece. Being a work constantly â€˜in progress', it was essential that the show's programming and control system was fast, flexible and efficient. Lepage commented, “We chose E/T/C for their experience and expertise in the field of giant image projection, and for the flexibility and efficiency of their image management software, Onlyview®.”
Ten finalists were chosen by the ANAé out of the hundreds of Heavent exhibitors invited to enter the Awards, with the prize winners' ceremony held on the second evening of the exhibition. E/T/C's sales and marketing director, Patrice Bouqueniaux, accepted the award, surrounded by E/T/C staff members, many of whom had been involved in "The Image Mill" project. "E/T/C is sincerely honoured to receive this Award. It is a real tribute to everyone's hard work and diligence, and it keeps our goal alive to continually push the creative boundaries of technology," affirmed Bouqueniaux.