Hyde Park, London
This roarsome stunt made a splash for the launch of the new game
Visitors to London’s Hyde Park were asking ‘do-you-think-he-sarus’ when it appeared that a prehistoric marine reptile had taken residence in the Serpentine.
We worked alongside video game developer Frontier to create a stunt for the launch of the highly anticipated Jurassic World Evolution 2. Within the game players construct and manage their own Jurassic World prehistoric theme park and in this edition a new marine reptile, the Kronosaurus, was being introduced.
Frontier wanted focus on this connection to the underwater world so we developed a solution to bring the Kronosaurus to life virtually using a 30m water screen to create a transparent canvas for projection.
We negotiated permissions for the launch event with the Royal Parks and completed a full production plan.
The 30m floating water screen was powered by two submersible 55kW pumps, driven by variable speed drives controlled by DMX. We used a Christie Digital 20,000 Lumen Projector to deliver the video elements, controlled from a Mad Mapper media server, with the video signal delivered over fibre with a Kramer 602 R/T extender. The multisensory experience was completed with audio effects delivered by four JBL EON615 and four EON618S speakers.
The content was created from the Jurassic World Evolution 2 game engine by Frontier, with guidance from LCI Productions on how to optimise the media for water screens.
Water Screen Innovation
We have been at the forefront of delivering water screens for many years with configurations for rivers, lakes, canals, ponds, on the sea, above theatres and even in the desert.
We can also deliver water screens on land in town squares and terraces by creating a temporary pool. The water screen, or hydro screen, was first developed to create a barrier for firefighters, creating a semi-circular wall of water. The water barrier was found also to create an interesting effect screen, for video, lighting and lasers, allowing images to appear on water.