The Radio City Rockettes have been performing their annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall since 1932. This year, audiences experienced this beloved show like never before. Radio City Music Hall partnered with Obscura to create dynamic projections on the ceiling of Radio City, the largest proscenium theater in the world, enveloping audience members in an immersive, eye-popping Christmas Spectacular experience.
Over 130TB of data was processed to create over 23 minutes of animation content for seven scenes. With an all-native 14,000 x 14,000 pixel map, the final delivery was close to 40TB of data (the Library of Congress being 10TB). Delta 7th Sense Media playback servers drove the media to 36 Christie Digital 4K30 Boxer projectors running as 18x double-stacks to saturate the room with illuminated Christmas wonder.
We laser scanned Radio City Music Hall to identify and highlight its architectural details, and created a VR simulation of the theater so we could experience the show as the audience would. We got familiar with all the aspects of the show, from storyline to choreography, costumes, lighting design, timecodes and physical set pieces, so we could create content that would dovetail seamlessly.