Major Events

XXI Olympic Winter Games, Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Vancouver Canada 12 February 2010

Client: David Atkins Enterprises



The Electric Canvas projected images onto the entire 60,000 strong audience at the Vancouver 2010 opening and closing ceremonies. After conducting a 3D laser survey of the venue, we created a 3D work workflow that allowed images and scrolling effects to be accurately mapped onto the spectators who were wearing light-coloured ponchos provided in their audience kits.

Thirty six PIGI projectors were provided and installed by E/T/C from Paris while The Electric Canvas designed the images, developed effects and produced the 72 film strips for the projectors. The PIGI projections had to work hand-in-hand with the cutting-edge digital projections that were the cornerstone of the show’s scenic component. Colour and motion had to allow the audience projections to become an integrated extension of the stage and scenic projections.