Panasonic projectors are helping to bring to life some of France’s most iconic architectural landmarks with an electronic music and light show as part of the Monumental Tour 2021. The spectacular sensory experience combines a show of light and creative projection mapping on historic landmark buildings such as lighthouses, castles and abbeys to the music of famous DJs and new acts.
The Monumental Tour, now in its third year, is the concept of DJ and Producer Michael Canitrot and Jérémie Bellot, founder of AV-Extended.
Around 30 technicians work on each show, with three creative managers and a graphic designer working on the projection mapping. The team uses Panasonic PT-RQ35K and PT-RQ22K 3-Chip DLP laser projectors with brightness of up to 32,000 lumens, ideal for the high-resolution content and easily adaptable to the large venues. The team selected these Panasonic projectors because of the laser projector quality and for their reliability in the live event environment. The quality of the image, as well as the level of contrast is also crucial in realising the artist’s vision.
Ahead of each event, the teams identify the projection area, position the projectors and calculate the focal lengths before installing the equipment. They then carry out mapping and blending with the projectors to cover the unique surfaces of each building.
“For the Monumental Tour, we need to make an impact by creating amazing stage designs in a very short set-up time. With Panasonic’s projectors and their excellent features (laser, contrast and focus), we manage to make a 50-minute show that combines mapping, sound and light,” explains Jérémie Bellot, founder of AV-Extended.
“Our project is really ambitious, so we needed a top-quality partner to achieve our goals,” said Michael Canitrot. “We wanted to go further than ever before with DJ stage designs. Thanks to Panasonic’s projectors, we manage to meet the challenge which is as much technical as artistic.”
The Monumental Tour has so far played at Phare Des Baleines, at Ile De Ré; and at Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. The next dates are La Cité de L’Automobile Museum, in Mulhouse, and le Château de Pierrefonds in October and November 2021.
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Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees, the business spearheads operations with its major new B2B solutions initiative called “Gemba Process Innovation”, supported by its wide business product range.
Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consist of the following business units:
- TheMobile Solutions Business Division helping mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
- TheMedia Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offering a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offering Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
- Business and Industry Solutionsdelivering tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing. Designed to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
- Panasonic Factory Solutions Europeselling a wide range of smart factory solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.
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