Event production company Lucid Technologies recently created two light displays which embellished a church in Sheffield, to commemorate the centenary of Remembrance Day.
Bradfield’s St Nicholas Church was lit up with large-scale animated 3D imagery relating to World War One, including silhouettes of soldiers, poppies and Union Jacks.
The content was created in Maya, Notch and After Effects over a three-week period. It was then mapped onto the side of the church by three 21K weather-proofed projectors, via Lucid’s Disguise GX2 media server.
Onto the end of the display Lucid was able to composite images of local people who died and survived World War One. The images, along with handwritten quotes supplied by the community, were provided by historians working with the event organisers.
The displays were filmed by BBC Yorkshire for regional news programme BBC Look North, raising considerable awareness and vital funds for the project.
Ashley Ball, Lucid projects director, commented: “It is not often you get to work at a medieval church in an area of such outstanding natural beauty. “We had to make sure everything was protected with the correct waterproofing and secured from blowing away the wind”.
Poppy Memorial Trail organiser, Sue Hague of Pink Dot Inc, said: “Lucid Technologies poured their creativity, technological know-how and sheer dedication into this event. They also donated both time and money into making it happen – without which we would not have realised the event on this scale.
“We hope the Poppy Memorial Trail will this year be the most successful we’ve seen and have Lucid to thank for their unwavering support.”