Effective projection mapping for events

When it comes to planning the lighting and designing lighting effects for your event, you may overlook projection mapping. But this is a lighting technique that can bring a range of advantages and benefits to any type of event. From Gala dinners and award ceremonies, to live performances and conferences, projection mapping can be a great addition. But what is this type of projected lighting? And how can you use this to illuminate your event? Well, here at Light Design, we are leading event lighting professionals, with expertise in a range of areas. And this is our guide to everything you should know about effective projection mapping for events. 

What is projection mapping?

So, first of all, what is projection mapping? Well, this is a technique that involves using technology to project light and imagery onto a surface. This can even be used with video content. The lights are designed to plot out a shape, image or pattern onto a flat surface, to create a bold, striking, 3 dimensional effect. On a large scale, this is regularly used to project video content onto the outside of buildings, while on a small scale, it can be a key feature for any type of public or private event.

What are the advantages of projection mapping?

Using this projection mapping technique can bring a range of advantages, including:

  • Impressing your guests with a memorable design feature – if you want your event to be successful, you need to pull out all the stops to impress your guests. Projection mapping is the lighting project that will really WOW your audience and lead to increased engagement with the event, as well as publicity through social media and word of mouth.
  • Can provide an element of interactivity – projection mapping is the type of lighting that adds texture, colour and magic to your event, and your guests won’t be able to resist interacting with the lighting and images projected. 

Important considerations for effective projection mapping for events

To make sure that your projection mapping project will be successful and useful for your event, you should consider:

  • Your budget – projection mapping is not the cheapest form of lighting available and i you have only a small budget for lighting, you dont want to spend it all on just the projection mapping. However, there are a number of different ways to use this lighting technique on a smaller scale, that can be much more affordable. So why not speak to us today, here at Light Design?
  • The size of your venue or space – in larger venues, you might need more equipment, and this will also raise the cost. As a result, this should be something you consider before you begin.
  • The scale of your projections – not every use of projection mapping needs to involve a whole wall, corridor or space. In fact, smaller more personal projection mapped images or video content can be more interactive and more impressive. As a result, you could consider using smaller projection mapping for table lighting, for an effective visual result.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Light Design.