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World-first 3D Show

On Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November, the College showcased a sensational world-class 3D video mapping projection show, the pinnacle event in a year’s worth of 150th anniversary celebrations. More than a year in the making, unique content transformed the College’s iconic Memorial Building into a moving (in both senses of the word) digital artwork. Entry for the public was free. Believed to be a world-first at a school, it was a superb event for the thousands who watched it.

As a prequel to the show, the audience were entertained by the College’s talented musicians with a series of rock and pop numbers and then a short film about the making of the show.

Produced by LM Productions, an award-winning Eastbourne-based company, the spectacular show utilised six projectors producing 168,000 lumens of light over more than 1300 square meters of building with images over 18 metres tall.  The local community joined College pupils, staff and parents for this incredible show. Over 16,000 frames of animations, projected from three specially constructed towers, adorned the front of the red-brick and sandstone building, set to a specialised sound track that included the school’s top choristers and musicians. 

Stephen Harvey, Managing Director of LM Productions and parent of a former pupil of Eastbourne College, was keen to work with the College in support of the school’s innovative outlook, stating that a 3D video mapping show ‘is the ultimate inauguration for the next 150 years’. In a year that saw the school invest £33 million in its future-focused Project 150 development, Mr Harvey added that it was ‘fantastic that we had the chance to share our experience and knowledge with the people of Eastbourne, our home town.’

Headmaster, Tom Lawson stated: ‘we had an opportunity here to inspire the next generation and we grasped it with both hands.’ He added that ‘British independent education is well-placed to make the most of emerging technologies. Here, at the College, using breakthrough technology provided a breath of fresh (sea) air as part of our 150-year tradition of innovation.’

A film of the event tonight can be watched here:



The link to the original high resolution computer graphics used for the projection is here: