Wales Rally GB Conwy Castle

Wales Rally GB Conwy Castle

-SÉBASTIEN OGIER SETS THE EARLY PACE

Projection Mapping, Searchlights & Flame effects

WRGB PROJECTIONS AT CONWY CASTLE

WRGB PROJECTIONS AT CONWY CASTLE

15 November 2013 07:51am By Wales Rally GB
Wales Rally GB gets underway and Sébastien Ogier leads the way after the opening three stages.© Wales Rally GB* Huge crowd enjoys glittering opening Wales Rally GB ceremony * Champion Ogier leads after three frenetic forest stages in darkness * Three-way scrap ensues with Neuville and Latvala in close contention

Wales Rally GB officially got underway with a glorious ceremonial celebration at Conwy Castle this evening (14 November) before newly crowned WRC champion Sébastien Ogier stamped his authority on the event by setting the pace after the opening three stages.

The Frenchman led his VW team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala on stages one and two, before M-Sport’s Thierry Neuville topped the final stage to set up an enthralling three-way battle at the top of the standings.

CONWY CASTLE WRGB PROJECTIONS 2013

CONWY CASTLE WRGB PROJECTIONS 2013

After lasers and rally images had been projected on to the medieval castle walls in the picturesque Conwy Quay in front of a huge crowd, the scene was finally set for the world’s finest rally drivers to fire off into the legendary Welsh forest in complete darkness, with the leading cars being flagged away by Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths.

CONWY CASTLE WRGB FLAME EFFECTS

CONWY CASTLE WRGB FLAME EFFECTS

Volkswagen Motorsport immediately laid down a marker on the opening 6.95km Gwydyr stage, with Latvala the first driver to take to the dark and damp conditions. Targeting a hat-trick of Wales Rally GB victories this weekend, the Finn set a benchmark time of 4:44.4s, which his team-mate Ogier immediately bettered by just 1.3s.

The only other driver who seemed able to cope with the early pace of the lead duo was the fellow Volkswagen Polo R WRC of Andreas Mikkelsen. The Norwegian set the quickest time of all on the opening split and was only narrowly down on his stable-mates after the second sector. He lost time late on, however, and eventually dropped behind the Qatar World Rally Team Ford of Neuville.

The other Fords of Mads Østberg and Evgeny Novikov followed in the times but there was drama further down the order when the final WRC runner Michal Solowow slid off the road, before his Ford Fiesta WRC was collected by the WRC2 machine of Yazeed Al Rajhi.

Ogier edged out a further advantage on the 9.28km stage two, which horseshoes its way through the Penmachno valley. Latvala kept him honest, however, as he completed the section just 0.9s shy of his team-mate, with Neuville a further second back.

“It’s a nice battle already between Seb and I,” said Latvala. “It’s not easy – in the places where it’s wet and muddy I don’t quite have the confidence yet.”

The top three runners were separated by less than four seconds but the gap back to the chasing pack had already increased to more than 12s. The Citroën of Mikko Hirvonen was the best of the rest as both he and Østberg leapfrogged Mikkelsen, despite the latter suffering with persisting gear problems.

If Volkswagen thought it was set to have it all its own way on day one then Neuville had other ideas, responding in fine style on Thursday’s final stage. The Belgian beautifully weaved his way through the 7.52km of Clocaenog Forest to set the fastest time and jump ahead of Latvala in the overall standings in the process – the lead trio separated by just five seconds.

Hirvonen remains in touch after an impressive late run in his Citroën DS3 WRC, whilst Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team driver Østberg resisted the challenge from Mikkelsen to maintain fifth.

Robert Kubica swapped positions with Russian Novikov throughout the evening, with the Pole in a brilliant seventh after completing his first day, well night, in a full-blown WRC car without incident. “It’s going okay,” said Kubica. “Everything is new for us. I have no experience of these conditions – at least in the day I will be able to see!”

Local hero Elfyn Evans leads WRC2 in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 with the Welshman impressively inside the overall top ten as he targets a maiden class victory on home soil.

The action goes up a notch tomorrow with six stages scheduled, including two RallyFest runs at Sweet Lamb. The morning’s three stages in Hafren, Sweet Lamb and Myherin are then tackled again in identical order later the same afternoon, giving the competitors some welcome familiarity during the day.

It’s a familiar scene in the standings of course with champion Ogier leading the way, but it’s clear he has a fierce battle on his hands if he’s to win Wales Rally GB for the first time in his career.

Sébastien Ogier said: “It is quite a good start. It’s never easy to start the rally in the night, especially in the tricky and slippery conditions. We didn’t push too hard tonight but we did enough to take the lead. I am sure my experience is going to help me over the

weekend but this is a rally where it’s never over until it’s over. It’s going to be a tough challenge like it always is here but I feel I am better prepared than before to face it.”

via News | Wales Rally GB : SÉBASTIEN OGIER SETS THE EARLY PACE.

The Great Orme Mountain Projections, Wales

Mountain Projections

The Great Orme Mountain Projections, Wales

Projecting from Llandudno Pier using 7000 kw High Powered  Xenon Projection equipment to create a massive beam of light projected accross the bay 600 meters away creating a 150 meter square image accross the side of The Great Orme Mountain for the final rally.

THE GREAT ORME MOUNTAIN PROJECTION WALES

THE GREAT ORME MOUNTAIN PROJECTION WALES

Massive mountain projections lit the way for the racing cars as they sped past The Great Orme Mountain in Llandudno, Wales for the Welsh Rally North Wales route.

ORME MOUNTAIN PROJECTION WALES

ORME MOUNTAIN PROJECTION WALES

Mountain and Building Projection Campaign Jersey

Mountain and Building Projection campaign

Outdoor Projection Campaign against Whaling, Jersey

Outdoor Projection Campaign against Whaling, Jersey

Stop Bloody Whaling Projections on the island of Jersey. This was based on 3 nights of activity for the 2011 International Whaling Commission – “IWC 63 Jersey” at 3 iconic locations around the Island. The giant projections prompted local and worldwide TV and press coverage as well as causing traffic jams with the local residents coming out in force to see the massive 80m images.

Outdoor Projection Campaign against Whaling, Jersey

Outdoor Projection Campaign against Whaling, Jersey

Mountain Projections at the World Heritage Site Salahah

Mountain Projections

Mountain Projections Oman

Mountain Projections Oman

 

Transporting equipment far out into the dessert by army helicopter – EMF Light Up Omans World Heritage Site at the Salahah, with massive outdoor projections onto the mountains and stunning Space Cannon searchlight effects.

Mountain Projections

Mountain Projections

Mountain Projections

Mountain Projections

Mountain Projections

Mountain Projections

Massive outdoor Projection onto Table Mountain

Massive outdoor Projection onto Table Mountain

Massive outdoor Mountain Projection onto Table Mountain

Massive outdoor Mountain Projection onto Table Mountain

World Cup Top Of The Table!

EMF the only company in the world with the resources to produce this massiveProjection onto Table Mountain South Africa.
Celebrating the Launch of The World Cup 2010 In Cape Town South Africa – Produced for the Sun Newspaper, EMF lit up Table Mountain with the famous faces of the Sun commentators. Shipping over 2.5 tonnes of equipment to South Africa 10 of our 7kw projectors illuminated the night sky for 6 hours with the world tallest projection.

Link to The Sun’s video…

Massive 7KW Xenon Projectors lined up to create one massive outdoor projection onto Table Mountain

Massive 7KW Xenon Projectors lined up to create one massive outdoor projection onto Table Mountain

 

Massive outdoor large scale projection onto Table Mountain

Massive outdoor large scale projection onto Table Mountain

 

Mountain Projection on Table Mountain, South Africa

Mountain Projection on Table Mountain, South Africa

Mountain Projection on Table Mountain, South Africa

Mountain Projection on Table Mountain, South Africa

 

Top of the Table … from left, Ian Wright, Terry Venables, John Terry and Harry Redknapp

Mark Wessels/The Sun

Last Updated: 12th January 2011

Elevation’s revelations

FLAT-TOPPED Table Mountain overlooks Cape Town and is two miles wide and 3,563ft high. The top is often covered in clouds known an the “table cloth”.

Lions used to prowl on the mountain, but the last one was shot in 1802. It is popular with hikers and climbers, but tourists can take a cable car to the top.

DARKNESS shrouds the South African city of Cape Town – but The Sun still shines on the iconic Table Mountain.

The world’s No1 footie paper created this incredible light show just hours before today’s World Cup draw.

And what a way to unveil our star football writers Ian Wright, Harry Redknapp, Terry Venables — and new signing John Terry.

Sun’s new pundit … John Terry

Richard Pelham

The England and Chelsea captain completes our amazing quartet of SunSport football pundits who will bring unrivalled football coverage in the run-up to next summer’s tournament.

John joins England legend Ian, Spurs manager Harry and former England boss Terry to form a Sun Dream Team, making us your one-stop shop for news, opinions, stats and match reports.

Like many fans, Wrighty is a big admirer of JT. He has praised the England skipper as a “strong leader” and also said: “JT is the perfect England captain as he loves playing for his country.

“It means so much to him — you can see that when he plays on the pitch.”

Under John’s leadership, England qualified top of their group, smashing the opposition, and are now the third favourites to win the tournament at 6/1, behind Spain and Brazil.

via John Terry – England and Chelsea captain – joins our SunSport football pundits | The Sun |Features.

Table Mountain Projections for the World Cup

Table Mountain Projections for the World Cup

EMF acquires UK’s largest stock holding of hardware for Xenon 7KW slide projectors.

EMF acquires UK’s largest stock holding of hardware for Xenon 7KW slide projectors.

April 2008 saw EMF’s continued investment within the large format projection market with the acquisition of further 7KW HARDWARE FOR XENON OLS Projectors fitted with Universal Digital Control (UDC) allowing for fine control of dissolves, fading, slide changing and scroller movement via PC or DMX 512.

7KW Hardware for Xenon Projectors for massive outdoor projections

7KW Hardware for Xenon Projectors for massive outdoor projections

All EMF’s projectors are now 7KW Xenon types fitted with the patented HARDWARE Optimal Light System (OLS) optics that ensure minimised Hot spots giving fully unified light spread across the projected image.

Massive outdoor large scale projection onto Table Mountain

Massive outdoor large scale projection onto Table Mountain

Massive outdoor large scale projection onto Table Mountain

Massive outdoor large scale projection onto Table Mountain

EMF holds the UK’s largest fleet of 7KW Hardware for Xenon Slide Projectors so you can rest assured you are in safe hands with EMF’s unique policy of No Risk Fully Backed-up projector equipment supply.

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Projections onto Tower Bridge London

Projections onto Tower Bridge London