Article Overview

Christie Projectors are a Hit at the Eid in Riyadh

The annual Eid Al-Fitr Festival is the three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting

In Riyadh, Samir El-Wesemy’s company, EvenTech Co. Ltd, staged a major outdoor event at the Regime Palace District, sponsored by the Supreme Authority for Riyadh Development and attended (and officially opened) by HRH Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz. Among his many other duties he is Vice Chairman of The Supreme Saudization Committee.

advertisement

The event on all three days featured traditional shows from Saudi teams that represented all the cities in the Kingdom — and included children’s shows with puppets.

EvenTech conceived the initial designs and developed the technical infrastructure, installing and providing all the event equipment such as projectors, screens, moving head lighting, trusses, staging, decoration and cinematography.

They fielded three powerful Christie HD12K 1080HD 12,000 ANSI lumens DLP 3-chip projectors from their inventory, mounted on Thomas Mega Truss.

Fitted with SXGA+ 1.2:1/HD 1.1:1 FP lens, these delivered content onto a massive 24m x 6m screen backdrop behind a 1400 sq. metre stage.

All edge blending, alignment and processing functions were implemented in a Christie Spyder, which also provided a multi-screen PIP view. The device was fed with a variety of source inputs, including bespoke content, live cameras and library footage to create the desired impact.

advertisement

All the projectors were supplied from EvenTech’s extensive stock of Christie instruments, which has been built up over a five year period, and includes Roadie HD+30K and DS+5K’s.

On each of the three days it is estimated that 5,000 guests attended the event, which was deemed a huge success.

Samir El-Wesemy, who acted as Executive Director and Project Manager, said, “This is the third year that EvenTech has been invited to provide AV services at this big event — and that’s a measure of the trust that exists between us and The Supreme Authority for Riyadh Development.”

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images.

advertisement

Christie EMEA

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement