Creating the world’s largest projected image in Moscow

The Moscow International Festival 'Circle of Light' is an annual event which brings together light and graphic designers to produce multimedia and light installations using Moscow’s urban spaces as a canvas.

During the festival, projection-mapping shows are projected on the facades of the most notable buildings, cultural monuments and other facilities in Moscow.

Panasonic flagship projectors strongly supported the festival and on 4 October 2015, the final evening of the festival, the projectors were used to create the 19,099m2 'Light Discoveries' show, in the process becoming the largest projected image ever.

This took place on a group of Ministry of Defence buildings, on Fruzenskaya Embankment in Moscow. The installation was created for LBL Communications with the support of the government of Moscow, in celebration of the world's greatest scientists.

CGI and live-action green screen was used to bring to life the inventors of electricity, cinema, radio, television, fibre-optic cable and the internet. The six video-mapping novels were created by artists from Russia, France, UAE and UK.

The projection was formed by 137 Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 Evo and PT-DZ21K series projectors, across eleven towers at the riverside and on the roofs of buildings.

Panasonic helps create the world’s largest-ever projected image in Moscow
The projection had to cover a building 280 metres wide and 50 metres high.
Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 compact large venue projector

Ensuring the show goes on

"The DZ21K series has been used extensively across the rental and staging industry and this is a great example of the type of spectacular shows 3D mapping can help create. We are extremely proud that Panasonic supplied the hardware which took the Guinness World record for the largest projected image."

Hartmut Kulessa, European Projector Marketing Manager at Panasonic

Panasonic helps create the world’s largest-ever projected image in Moscow
Moscow’s Ministry of Defence buildings provided the backdrop to this visual spectacular.

Yuji Ido, System Engineer of Visual Solutions Business Division at Panasonic, said, “This building is really big. The width is 280 metres and the height is around 50 metres. Due to the size of the building we had to place the projectors on several levels to make one unified picture. It has taken a lot of time and technical skills to finalize the installation.”

“To realize such a project we had to accumulate the projectors from many Russian and European rental companies and have additional technical support delivered from Japan.”

Eduard Tronaru, Panasonic Partner Account Manager, explained, "The new projector has many enhanced features. The energy consumption has decreased by 10% and the image quality has improved with the newly developed picture enhancement system. The powerful new Real Motion Processor enables 120 frames per second. With this projector only two installation crew members are required to handle it, it weighs 43kg, making it easy to stack into towers. Each projector also has four lamps so, if one lamp fails, the show will go on."

What was the technology used?
Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 compact large venue projector

PT-DZ21K2 - Compact Large Venue Projector

  • 20.000lm of Brightness with a contrast ratio of 10.000:1 from an extraordinarily compact body
  • Real motion processor combines frame-creation and 120 Hz processing for fluid motion reproduction
  • Providing a variety of advanced features, such as 3D projection capability, DIGITAL LINK connectivity, portrait mode capability, Geometric Adjustment and multi-screen projection