Christie Plays Key Role in Drawing Visitors to Montreal's Quartier Des Spectacles


Unprecedented 6+ Year Projection Mapping Display Running 365 Days a Year

KITCHENER, Ont. (I-Newswire) November 9, 2012 - Christie® technology is drawing locals and tourists to Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal's entertainment district, in the heart of downtown. Within this square kilometer, audiences are captivated by the extraordinary visual creations displayed on several buildings using 26 Christie Roadster HD18K, Christie Roadster S+20K, Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP® and Christie Roadster S+22K-J 3-chip DLP® projectors.

"This is truly a unique projection mapping display with artists from everywhere using the Montreal buildings as their canvas to develop new ways of delivering creative content," said Mikaƒ
"The objective is to provide artists with a toolbox they can use for projection mapping, making the Quartier des Spectacles a creative lab while enhancing the buildings in respect with their nature. Indeed, every image must meet certain criteria before it is considered for the display and the videos have to express the theme of the building they are displayed upon," added Ivan Klein, technical director and project manager, Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

"For example, the Science building of the University of Quebec in Montreal projection mapping theme is 'Learning and Knowledge.' And in a beautiful meeting of projection mapping and music, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (Montreal Symphony Orchestra) featured a musician playing the piano with the notes and vibrations displaying on the building. When people touched a musical note, the sound is transformed into a visual happening and it is an entertaining way to become initiated to the music."

The managers researched various projector manufacturers and, according to Klein, "Not only are Christie projectors excellent quality and manufactured in Canada, a real priority for us is to have a very good service provider. Christie delivers that service and is very close by."

With the city's harsh winters and stifling summers, keeping everything running smoothly could present a challenge, but not for Christie technology.

"Running since mid-2011, the projectors have worked beautifully for the last 18 months. In fact, the show is even more magical in the winter with the reflections in the snow and ice. From December to February, the show's theme is 'Lighting Therapy' and visitors come to live an energizing experience that shows winter's inspiring side, through the magic of light.

"This is a 365 day a year project and everything has to work properly with no down time," concluded Charpin. "It is important for these building owners to know their building is lit every night and with Christie, we have a company with good value and reputation - and with durable products. It has really caught on because when building owners see the projection mapping on someone's wall, they then want us to use their wall for a presentation. Since we started this, we have definitely seen that it has helped revitalize the area."

About Christie®
Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.






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