Christie projectors bring coastal landscapes to life in Shandong province

Christie laser projectors have transformed the coastal landscape along the picturesque Changdao Scenic Area in Shandong province into an enchanted wonderland with stunning projections for a large-scale night-time extravaganza.

Titled “Dreams of Fairy Mountain”, the extensive multimedia spectacle was created by Quansheng Li, lighting and artistic director of North China Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute, to boost the night tourism sector in Changdao.

The night-time spectacular comprises 15 unique exhibits interspersed along the coastline, combining engaging storytelling, gorgeous natural landscapes, and innovative use of 3D projection, mist, water and other atmospheric effects to offer an exciting and spellbinding visual feast to visitors. Projection was accomplished by Christie’s trusted partner Wincomn Technology using 15 Christie D20WU-HS 1DLP laser projectors, two Christie DWU1075-GS 1DLP laser projectors, and 17 Christie DWU630-GS 1DLP laser projectors.

Tony Chen, general manager, Wincomn Technology, said: “Changdao is a very popular tourist destination in Shandong and we are pleased to be involved in the projection component of this highly anticipated night-time show. We have chosen Christie’s HS and GS series laser projectors for this project as they have been proven to deliver outstanding visuals even in harsh environmental conditions.”

The main performance area takes place on a cliff, where vivid images of deities, sacred beasts, bright moons and whales are projected on the precipice to tell the mystical tale of ‘Fairy Mountain’. The visuals are accompanied by rousing music, special lighting and fog effects to deliver a captivating multisensory experience under the night sky.

Another highlight of “Dreams of Fairy Mountain” is a 100m long forest-themed interactive corridor, where images of a sea of flowers, sandy beaches, ocean waves, and swimming fishes are projected on the floor by Christie DWU630-GS projectors discreetly installed overhead. Using an image tracking system, visitors can interact with the swimming fishes, adding to the fun and excitement.

Guests strolling along the coastline can also enjoy several amazing projections on rocks and reefs that resemble animals such as a majestic looking lion and a playful seal. At another spot, images displayed on large boulders provide the illusion that they are beautifully dyed in multiple colours.

Chen noted that the deployment of projectors for this multimedia extravaganza required meticulous planning and execution: “We had to ensure that the projections are perfectly presented on hills, cliffs, and reefs with the optimal brightness and details. At the same time, the installation must not cause any damage to these natural landscapes.”

The Christie HS and GS series projectors are housed in weatherproof enclosures to further enhance their stability and reliability, since they are installed in harsh environments that are exposed to high humidity and seawater. Chen added: “The projectors’ compact footprint and omnidirectional capabilities provided us with installation flexibility, while their low noise output made them ideal for placement at close proximity to guests without impacting the viewing experience.”

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