Eastbourne College has showcased a world-class video mapping projection show, the pinnacle event in a year’s worth of 150th anniversary celebrations.
More than a year in the making, unique content transformed the college’s iconic Memorial Building into a moving, digital artwork.
Produced by LM Productions, an award-winning Eastbourne-based company with an enviable global customer-base including Universal Studios, Florida, the show used six projectors producing 168,000 lumens of light over more than 1300 square meters of building, with images over 18 metres tall.
For around ten minutes, in excess of 16,000 frames of animations projected from two specially constructed towers will adorn the front of the red-brick and sandstone building, set to a specialised original sound track and voice over, accompanied by music created in the college’s on-site recording studio by the School’s top choristers and musicians.
Stephen Harvey, managing director of LM Productions and parent of a former pupil of Eastbourne College, was keen to work with the college in support of the school’s innovative outlook, stating that a 3D video mapping show ‘would be the ultimate inauguration for the next 150 years’.
In a year that saw the school invest £33 million in its future-focused Project 150 development, Mr Harvey said, “It is fantastic that we have the chance to share our experience and knowledge with the people of Eastbourne, our home town.”
Tom Lawson, headmaster,said, “We have an opportunity here to inspire the next generation and we are grasping it with both hands.
“He added that ‘British independent education is well-placed to make the most of emerging technologies. Here, at the college, using breakthrough technology provides a breath of fresh (sea) air as part of our 150-year tradition of innovation.”