With less than one week to go until
the lights ignite Vivid Sydney 2016, TDC - Technical Direction Company is
working closely with organisers to deliver record-breaking technical
After 11 months of planning and
research into new technology and trends, TDC, the company behind the projection
of amazing visual illuminations and interactive technology, is finalising their
design for city-wide multimedia that will be deployed across the festival’s
footprint and brought together with participating local and international
artists and designers.
Some fun facts about what goes on
behind the scenes includes: TDC employs 35 staff working full-time to produce a
massive 11,500-meters square of video projection in excess of 120 million
pixels. Over 70 projectors will be deployed in custom-made projection towers
located in and around Sydney.
TDC’s work will be found on some of Sydney’s
most iconic buildings and locations including the Museum of
Contemporary Art Australia, Customs House, Cadmans Cottage, Sydney Harbour
Bridge Pylon for Bangarra Dance Theatre, Taronga Zoo Centenary Celebrations,
Central Park precinct, AMP Building for the McGrath Foundation, The Royal
Botanic Garden Sydney precinct and Darling Harbour precinct.
Whilst the exact nature is a closely
guarded secret until opening night, TDC is central to several Vivid Sydney technical
- World’s first-ever multi-viewer augmented
reality activation that combines tablet technology, developed by Huawei and
Spinifex, adding even more wow-factor to the large-format video projection by
TDC at Customs House.
multimedia projections at Garden of Light
at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, with
interactive installation where the audience will literally have control over
the video including Cadmans Cottage at IMPOSSIBLE
VOYAGE, created by Propaganda Mill.
technical first for Vivid Sydney, the Laser-Dragon Water-Theatre in Darling Harbour
will see TDC project onto a water screen mounted on a 13-meter robotic arm that
floats high above 56 fountains and 22 flame jets, deployed by Oracle Liquid. At
Eyes on the Harbour, visitors’ faces
will also be captured and projected onto a water-theatre using Intel RealSense
- At Central Park, TDC will project Ample
Project’s X-Factory onto the Heritage-listed
Carlton & United Brewery building, telling a story about the shift to
computational technologies, and sustainability.
Jones, Creative Director of Vivid Sydney explained: “We work closely with TDC
to constantly break new boundaries in technology and to develop immersive
experiences each year in the festival’s delivery of creativity and innovation.
Vivid Sydney inspires, entertains and exemplifies the emerging technologies
that are changing our world. It is a celebration that will blow away all who
“All technical elements have been
meticulously planned prior to the event. Only in Sydney will you be able to
experience an event on this scale, size and technical complexity,” added
Michael Hassett, Managing Director at TDC.
Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest
festival of light, music and ideas and runs over 23 nights from 27 May to 18
June. The event is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the
State Government’s tourism and major events agency.
About TDC – Technical Direction Company
Established in 1981, TDC’s
expertise is in providing video technology solutions for major events
and productions including large scale building projections, TV Shows,
corporate events, exhibitions theatre, concert tours and outdoor events. Holding one of the largest stocks of high-end video equipment including
LED, projection, outside broadcast and HD camera systems, TDC is the preferred
provider of technical solutions for the top designers, producers, and
production companies across the Asia Pacific region.
About Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of
light, music and ideas, which for 23 days - from 27 May to 18 June 2016 -
transforms the Harbour City with its colourful creative canvas. In 2015 Vivid Sydney attracted a record 1.7
million attendees. Now in its eighth year, Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and
produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events
agency. Vivid Sydney features large-scale light installations and projections
(Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including
Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and
debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the
Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.vividsydney.com.
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