In an effort to ensure their opening party for the 2013 season would live long in revellers memories, Ibiza's Ushaia Beach Hotel brought in French production company, the appropriately titled 'High Scream' to make the 12 hour extravaganza as visually impressive as possible.
Together with XL Video, Higher Scream developed an idea for a projection mapped onto the hotel's 30m x 20m swimming pool - the largest ever projection screent to date.
To achieving the desired effect in making the pool opaque without adding a cover on the top, the team dropped no less than half a million white ping pong balls in to float on the surface of the water .
XL Video’s team supplied four of their new Barco HDF-W26 projectors to create the vibrant images on the surface, and Superbien supplied the content using a Resolume Arena system to allow for a flexible mapping solution.
While a 6000-strong crowd partied long into the night, the brightly coloured pool was the focus of the event..for a while at least.
Ian Woodall of XL commented: “It was a really interesting and challenging gig, with a great visual result – although I still wonder where you order 500,000 ping pong balls from!”