The installation in the cavern, which had been specially detonated, also required an unusual solution and was implemented together with AV Stumpfl’s multi-award winning projection and media specialists. The objective was to keep detonations in the mountain to a minimum while still achieving maximum cinema projection on a 9 or 10 x 3 metre screen. As the distance between the beamers and the projection screen is only 2.5 metres 3 HD Canon XEED WUX400ST short throw projectors were installed and their contents merged into a multi-display projection. In this innovative short throw projection each beamer covers one third of the screen completely seamlessly. A fourth beamer projects onto the rock face in the background in order to create the three-dimensional effect. The content and the show were arranged using Wings Vioso and the connection of all AV components was programmed using the AVIO system. The interfaces were controlled via Wings IObox. All the components of the show are connected in the network. The PoE switch also provides the power supply for the IOboxes. This facilitates wiring efforts considerably and guarantees that each interface (e.g. activation of the LED lighting by DMX) is available for programming and control. The content is played back on Stumpfl FHD Players, which are frame-accurate in playing the respective image content. Bose’s weather resistant sound system was deliberately chosen for optimal acoustics in the cavern (2x Bose MA12EX with MB12WR subwoofer).
According to Andreas Scheucher, Managing Director of Scenomedia, “We were allowed to look over the shoulders of the researchers for a period of two years for the Bronze Age cinema. The authentic details and the interaction with the original wooden staircase make the production unique”.