CYPRESS, Calif. - (December 19, 2017) - Obscura Digital, a valued business partner of Christie®, took home the award for “Best Use of Technology at a Festival” at the first annual XLIVE x Everfest Festival Awards for its immersive dome production at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Presented on December 12 at XLIVE, the awards honor innovators in the festival space, celebrate festival producers and their peers, and reward incredible accomplishments.
The award-winning installation, called The Antarctic Dome, was custom built for the Coachella festival, and at 120-feet provided a projection surface larger than most theatres. A nine-minute audiovisual program titled Chrysalis was projected onto the dome in full 360-degrees for packed audiences of 500-plus persons throughout the two festival weekends. Obscura used 15 Christie Boxer 2K30 projectors to fill the dome with bright, crisp visuals that immersed the audience in a metamorphic journey through time, space and consciousness.
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