Christie, the digital display and projection company, partnered with Image Engineering, the event creative solutions company, to create a projection mapping show displayed on the ice rink at the recent Vegas Golden Knights hockey game at the T-Mobile Arena.
The first-year National Hockey League (NHL) club utilised 12 WU20K-J projectors, Christie’s Mystique Install, Pandoras Box and Widget Designer to create the on-ice show.
Jonny Greco, vice president of events and entertainment at Vegas Golden Knights, commented: “Within three hours we have to win them over. It’s quite a concentrated effort. The new franchise knows that expectations are high for one of the NHL’s top teams, and all the elements must work seamlessly to ensure a great fan experience. So, for the Golden Knights and Image Engineering, choosing Christie technology was a perfect fit.
“Christie’s reputation obviously is phenomenal and all over this town, all over The Strip you see Christie projectors. I didn’t have a lot of experience with that coming in and so that’s where you trust great people to do great things at great times – and Image Engineering was able to do that.”
Image Engineering was brought onboard by the Golden Knights to handle the full game presentation, including AV integration.
Ian Bottiglieri, director of project management at Image Engineering, added: “We took a lot of care to figure out an installation plan that was going to work for T-Mobile Arena because they do have so many large concerts and one-off shows that come in and out so frequently. It wasn’t a question for us of who we were going to use or what the product was going to be.”