Beam chose two Optoma projectors – the bright 1080p HD36 and the ultra mobile ML1500e.
Event organiser, Gareth Horner, said: “As one of the few manufacturers focussed purely on projection we knew they'd understand our challenge. The projectors in their orientation, angle, distance and brightness needed to be as expressive as the art they are projecting.”
The HD36 was placed at the end of the 14m long gallery to project a 6-metre wide Full HD image on the wall opposite. This was used to show works shot by Andrew Horner. His clean, super-crisp art switches between black & white street photography to vibrant, over-saturated and colour-corrected CG visuals.
The HD36 couples high-end home cinema performance with bright, vibrant visuals to produce high-resolution viewing without dimming the lights. This Full 3D 1080p projector has powerful built-in speakers, vertical lens shift and boasts a brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens.
The ML1500e was used by Thomas Cuthbertson and Tom Guilmard for their vivid stop-motion animation.
Powered by the latest LED technology, the ML1500e weighs just 1.4kg but is no lightweight! It has 1,500 LED brightness, HDMI connectivity, HD Ready resolution, a touchpad interface and built-in speakers. When switched-on, it is up to full brightness in a few seconds and stops instantly - with no cool down required. Presenters can wirelessly share and present documents and photos stored on a mobile device or content can be displayed wirelessly from a PC, Mac or mobile device using Optoma’s mini Wi-Fi dongle which connects to the USB port.