James Bond 'Spectre' Premiere and After Party

25 November, 2015

CT accepted the mission to deliver large-scale projection onto the inside walls of the Great Court within the British Museum for the After Show Party.

The latest Bond blockbuster, Spectre, is well on its way to being one of the top films of 2015 and, following on from the success of 2012’s Skyfall, the public are flocking to cinemas so they can be a part of MI6 once again. The next Bond installment premiered on 26 October at the Royal Albert Hall with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry making an appearance, as crowds gathered outside to hear whether the royals preferred their martinis shaken, not stirred.


Alongside the royals, actor Daniel Craig and fellow co-stars Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Bond-girl, Monica Bellucci plus the film’s director, Sam Mendes, and producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli all attended this prestigious event. Those not honoured on the red carpet had no need to worry as the film hit UK cinemas on the same night with the worldwide release a week later on 6th November.

The after-show party was very much a top-secret event with 1,600 guests being chauffeured from the Royal Albert Hall to the party venue: The British Museum.

Creative Technology (CT) accepted the mission to deliver large-scale projection onto the inside walls of the Great Court within the British Museum. As guests entered the museum they were greeted by a 60m wide by 15m high curved projected images onto the centre reading room wall; this stunning content display then flowed onto the side walls of the Great Court which were covered with projected images in all directions. CT’s secret weapon for this mission was the latest release of Watchout 6 that now supports 3D models and six point projector calibration as well as hardware decoded HAPQ codec for super high quality content – the overall content canvas span over 20,000 pixels wide to cover the walls. The content was created by Richard Bagshaw from Digitalinsanity.co.uk, who worked alongside CT’s media engineers to deliver this vibrant display throughout the Museum.

For CT, the unavoidable challenge was that The British Museum is open to the public during the day. Therefore a careful set-up and installation overnight was absolutely paramount to ensure that no equipment hindered the view of the exhibits. As CT’s Project Manager, Nic Maag commented: “In true spy-fashion, this was a mission that had to be carried out with total precision and under the cover of darkness.”

Equipment:
26 x DZ21K Panasonic Projectors - 12 x Multi – output S10 servers running the latest version of Watchout (6); high powered seamless AC wireless network for all projector alignment; 3500metres of cable.