Holiday Light Spectacular's Gingerbread House

Lori B and I stopped by tonight to see my friends' annual Holiday Light Spectacular here in Brooklyn. This sophisticated but home-made show is well worth a visit--I have more details in the 2012 and 2011 writeups.  This year, the show was based on a gingerbread house theme.  My friend Ryan who co-builds the show has a new baby and said they weren't able to spend as much time this year, but it's still a great show! Here's a few pictures.  You press the ginerbread man's buttons to start:

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More photos here and many other writeups of holiday and other light shows in NYC and beyond here.

Coney Island Parachute Jump Re-Lighting

They did a fantastic job with the re-lighting of the Coney Island Parachute Jump, which made its debut tonight.  It's a huge improvement over the original 2006 installation, and they really went all out on this one, with individual control over each light.  Of course, boro President Marty Markowitz was there to kick things off:

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They even have speakers at the base!  I don't know if it will be a regular occurrence, but tonight they had a coordinated show to LMFAO... 

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More photos here, details on the upgrade here.

Moment Factory's "Winter Sweet" Light Show on Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall

I've been a fan of Montreal's Moment Factory for years (here's my writeup of and videos from their interactive work on the NIN tour from 2008), and over the summer, they created a projection-mapped son et lumière on Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, called Duality. I wasn't able to get there over the summer, but on my way back from Maryland for the holidays last night, I stopped in and saw the new winter show, Winter Sweet.  It was a rainy and cold Christmas Eve, but a few other brave souls and I caught the show:

The projectors are in pretty substantial weatherproof enclosures, and it seems the whole area survived superstorm Sandy very well (my Sandy pictures here).  

Projection mapping to me is sort of a one-trick pony, so it's great that the creators  also incorporated some well-hidden lighting, which you can see up-lighting the arches here:

I also commend the creators for spending some money on a good sound system!  Often, on these sound and light shows, the sound gets short shrift, but here they used a high-quality surround system, and used it well.  

Moment Factory has a "making of" video too:

I've yet to find any sort of dedicated website for the show (which is unfortunate), so you have to dig through AC's general tourist site. As of today, this link has details on the show.  But if you're in AC, it's definitely worth checking out.

Holiday Light Spectacular's Got Talent

I stopped by tonight to see my friends' annual Holiday Light Spectacular here in Brooklyn. This sophisticated but home made show is well worth a visit--I have more details in last year's writeup.  This year, the show has an America's Got Talent theme (I've written about my friend who was on the show and the buzzer show control used in that show), and it's well worth stopping by!  Below are a few pictures; the address and other information is in the link above.

More photos here.