Monday, October 10, 2011

(Re)Discover Chattanooga - River Rocks Light Show

There are some things worth doing, even if it's by yourself. I am pretty happy I made the River Rocks light show at the Hunter this past Friday one of those things.

Before the light show started I met a guy who asked me, "Is this going to be as good as Pink Floyd?" and since I'd done my research, I replied "Even Better". He stared me down, but said "ok, we'll see." A third of the way through, he looked at me and told me I was right. The Pink Floyd light shows are known for being pretty amazing, but this is in another category altogether based on the technology alone. The firm who produced this show took digital imagery of the Hunter's exterior first, enabling them to create a skin of the museum in light. This then allowed them to enhance certain features, and to create depth. Images could then appear as if they moved in and out of the windows etc. The effect was pretty awesome. Rather than tell you all about it, here's the official video:

In my 'research' Friday afternoon before the show I learned that this type of technology has been used to produce shows in Melbourne (Australia) and in Amsterdam (Netherlands). I was pretty impressed to see this kind of show in Chattanooga, Tn. If you have some time, take a look on YouTube for the other shows.

This was part of the 10 Day River Rocks festival in Chattanooga. It was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Volkswagen & the River Rocks Festival. This was a free event, so I'm going to say a big ol' Thank You!

River Rocks on Facebook


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