Part 1: The Largest Film Ever Created in
Part 3: "I've got a challenge for
Part 4: Storyboarding Science and
Part 5: The Problem of Playback
Part 6: FrameCycler to the Rescue
Threshold Digital Research Labs has long prided themselves on
groundbreaking visual effects work (and they have the reel to prove it),
but when the team learned that they had a project greater in scope than
most feature films - and only one year to complete in - more than a few
jaws dropped at the Santa Monica facility.
The new project was the film component of a complex theatrical
presentation at the world famous Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove,
California. The date for the show opening was already set. On this tight
schedule, Threshold Digital was to provide content to be projected
simultaneously across multiple screens.
Written, Directed, and Produced by Carol Schuller Milner Staging by Pat
Millicano Technical Producer George Johnsen Creation Live 2005 is a
production of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, Inc.Dr. Robert Schuller,
By the opening of Creation on June 9, 2005, the dimensions of the
movie had expanded to a width equivalent to seven screens - 252 feet
from end to end - a whopping 10 K of high bit-depth material played in
its native file format on seven perfectly synchronized systems. Creation
is quite probably the largest projection ever done.* This is the story
of how FrameCycler VenueSystem made that possible.
* By comparison, the first permanent IMAX theater (in Toronto, Canada),
has a screen which is 80 feet wide and 60 feet high.
Along with Crystal Creation, FrameCycler VenueSystem has been deployed
successfully for a number of shows including Pixar's
20-year retrospective show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and
the Ashes and Snow exhibit in Los Angeles.