A program of new video art works created especially for the LED display that wraps the Omni Hotel in Dallas, TX, with audio simulcast on 97.1 KXT. I made the template to enable artists to make works for the display and co-curated, coordinated, and edited the first such program.
The display is 999' in width or circumference and 193' tall and is made up of bars of light (one bar per floor), effectively comprising 333 x 20 "pixels." The building footprint is boomerang-shaped, and the images in the videos are generally doubled so as to appear on both the front and the back of the building. In the video above, the left half of the screen shows the videos as they would appear on your computer, and the right half shows how they translated onto the building.
This documentation is provided partly for the benefit of artists and others involved in creating programs for this unique display in the future.
Because of the "screen"'s low resolution, you'll probably need to make the forms in your images much larger and stronger in color and contrast than you might expect. Forms are often more intelligible if they're moving; but the display's fade time is maybe a second long, so forms blur or leave tracers if they move too quickly. Light images on dark backgrounds generally read better than the reverse.
The actual display looked a bit brighter and more intelligible than it appears in this documentation.
This program included works by Kari Altmann, Frank Campagna, Tim Capper with Ryan Hartsell & Wes Martin, Rebecca Carter with Mark Collop, Jeff Gibbons, Andrea Goldman, Mona Kasra, Kyle Kondas, Phil Lamb, Shane Mecklenburger, Michael A. Morris, Edward Setina, Jenny Vogel, and me.
Documentation video shot by Ben Britt and edited by me. More info about the technical and other requirements for Expanded Cinema at c-cyte.com/VAD/Omni_Wall; more info about the works included in the 2012 program at c-cyte.com/VAD/Omni_Wall/Expanded_Cinema_2012_Inclg_Documentation/Background_Sans_AC_2012.pdf.