GHOST The Musical Scenic Projections
Our projection series for “Ghost” is truly unique. The design does not use hand-drawn artwork, but features video components animated together to create a seamless background of unique settings. Modeled after the 1990 cult-classic film, this concept successfully blends theatre and cinema, matching the intensity of the dramatic storyline.
Scenic design of this nature brings versatility to the production, allowing the staging to include the special effects required of the plot. Additionally, these projections solve the problems many theatres face when trying to stage a change in time, place and weather – all important to the storyline. The first community theatre to produce the show in the world used our scenic projections. Since then, we’ve worked with a handful of theatres to successfully bring “Ghost” to the theatrical stage.
Projections for “Ghost” have been used in two very creative and distinct ways. First as a backdrop replacement on a large-scale video screen. The production company pumped fog on the ground floor of the stage and used traffic lighting to enhance the urban feel of the show. Second, to project the series on multiple screens. Fog was floated down from the wing space and lighting rigs, while the scenic imagery was projected from the rear, creating a translucent backdrop. While both of these applications required a highly-technical setup, our projections can be implemented on one screen and one projector, versatile to the setup of each unique theatre.