LAS VEGAS, NV – On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Sports Illustrated held an event at Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV to launch their 2013 Swimsuit Edition. The main attraction of the event, the 260′ x 141′ 3D projection poolside of Caesar’s Palace. At 7pm local time, SI model Chrissy Teigen and SI.com managing editor Matt Beanl hosted a live show powered by Lexus featuring model interviews, clips from their upcoming Travel Channel behind-the-scenes show, sit-downs with creative director Chris Hercik and senior Swim editor MJ Day.
At 8pm local time, the side of Caesar’s Palace was transformed into a massive projection screen featuring the swimsuit models from the 2013 Swimsuit Edition in 3D. The event was live streamed online at www.swimdaily.si.com. The 5 minute long 3D projection was designed by Pearl Media Productions with projection equipment provided by Video Equipment Rentals, (VER). 30 Barco HDF-W26, 26,000 lumen projectors were used to transform 360′ x 141′ side of Caesar’s Palace into a projection surface.
Production Manager: Justin Fortier
Director of Animation: Adrian Scott
Technical Director/Hippo Programmer: AJ Freysteinson
Projectionist: Duane Wright, Mark Bollay
Projection Company: Pearl Media Productions
Video Company: Video Equipment Rentals (VER)
Animation Company: Go2 Productions
360′ x 141′ Projection Surface
50,760 sq feet of mapped video