Since August 2019, I have been consulting with the fine people at Global Village Dubai to create a new night-time lighting experience for the Carnaval Rides and Attractions area, in preparation for their 25th Anniversary Season and the millions of expected new visitors visiting the UAE next year for the upcoming Worlds Expo 2020.
The project scope included the networking of 120 dmx connections to 40 artnet devices placed in ticket booths and power rooms situated throughout the Carnaval area, in order to provide synchronized control of over 200 moving light and led fixtures.
Design elements also included an original pole canopy design to support a new skytracker position and protect the moving lights from rainfall and direct sunlight, the hardware specification and software programming for centralized lighting effect playback for a number of ride triggers, and the networking and programming of nearly a 1km of digital RGBW festoon strings.
Themed lighting programming was also created for major holidays, the weekly firework shows, and for scheduled daily park operations.
Many thanks go out to Sreetheran Karunanithy, Rishwan Sathik, Neil Dwyer and the other excellent people at Global Village, and to Moshin and the team at White Horizon for being such hard workers and great company on those long overnight shifts.
Big thanks to Gary Gray for pairing me up with Paul Ciesiun and L3DFX for an extraordinary opportunity to deliver a combined Audio, Video and Lighting Design concept for a new attraction at Field of Screams in Mountville PA. Thanks also to Gene and Jim Schopf for their hospitality and allowing me to contribute to such an amazing park they’ve created, and to Charles “Stacks” Stackhouse for his much appreciated on-site assistance.
FOS S.H.A.D.E. CRYO also represents my directorial debut- be sure to stick around and see the zombie vs scientist footage starting at 1:13!
Once again Ted Ferreira and Bill Johnson at the CD+M Lighting Design Group presented me with an amazing opportunity- this time to come and spend six months onsite as the lighting designer for rides and attractions at the “Worlds Largest Indoor Theme Park” in Dubai. Lighting design and programming for attractions at IMG Worlds of Adventure included Avengers Battle of Ultron, Hulk Epsilon Base 3D, Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Revenge, Thor Thunder Spin, The Velociraptor, Forbidden Territory, Adventure Time Ride of OOO w/ Finn and Jake, and the The Haunted Hotel.
Teresa outside w/ me on first day onsite
Me and Marceline the Vampire Queen
Me in the Gumball exit queue on my last day onsite
Spider-man & Doc Ock’s Revenge
Haunted Hotel Queue Hallway
Mani, Jose, Joby and I in the Haunted Hotel
Me happy as can be at my desk in the Haunted Hotel
A big thanks to LD Frank Olivas for bringing me on the 1st Annual Green Awards and giving me the chance to bring out the Chamsys PC Wing for lighting control, and another big thanks to great crew at Lineset10 for their excellent work the quick turnaround…