Tower of David Light Show
We went as a group tonight to the Tower of David Museum in the old city. The program was spectacular however you probably really have to be on your best Biblical timeline to piece it all together. The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a nightime show which is a celebration of sight and sound. All this surrounded by the archaeological remains in the Citade’s courtyard. This is the story of Jerusalem. From the Canaanite Period to 1948. The technology, similar to what you see in many planetariums unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images.The Night Spectacular uses a projection technology that makes the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes. Innovative techniques and a sophisticated computer system operate 20 projectors, 10 video players, 14 computers and 14 loudspeakers.
The Night Spectacular as it is called is I think the first of its kind in the world. Unfortunately I could not take any photographs of the light show. they had all these people running in white shirts and portable radios looking for people who were trying to use their cameras or cell phones to take pictures. It was really interesting for me because I teach 3-D animation and somebody knows how to design a moving image show on the ancient walls of jerusalem. They must have actually coordinated the distance the projectors were from the walls, the angles. It was produced by a French company, I would love to see something on how they designed the program.