Lumieres Hong Kong marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) with a three-night celebration of the city’s heritage and architecture. During the three night event, landmark sites and buildings of Soho, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui became the hosts of light installations, video projections and art pieces by renowned local and international light artists. disguise was the video projection-mapping partner for Lumieres’ debut, which lit up the city’s landmarks, including City Hall, Clock Tower and General Post Office buildings.
“One of the biggest challenges was that we didn’t have 3D models or CAD plans for these historic buildings,” says Tom Attenborough, Executive Technical Director for Lumieres Hong Kong. He and his team from Imagine Believe managed the technical production and public events licensing across the 15 sites involved in the light festival. “Since disguise is one of the best in terms of 3D mapping and building works for projection, it was the perfect choice for this job.” he adds.
The three sites using disguise all had extensive technical requirements. City Hall needed five disguise 4x4pros (one master, three backups and one understudy) for video mapping with twelve 4K and four 2K, 30,000 lumen projectors. The General Post Office (GPO) had one 2x4pro and one gx 2 system for six HD projectors, and the Clock Tower required two gx 1 servers and a 2x4pro backup for its six HD projectors.