Using a corridor of downtown buildings as a canvas, City Light Show is a light and music living art show and party all at once. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 21, 2014.
About this project
...Next Stop, YOUR City
City Light Show™ is an inclusive, participatory multimedia signature event. Using a corridor of downtown buildings as a canvas, City Light Show is a light and music sensory extravaganza. CLSATL will serve as the platform and anchor event for ELEVATE, Atlanta's annual public art festival in downtown Atlanta.
Here's the schedule: (all performances start 30 minutes after civil twilight) Thursday, Oct. 16 - 1 Hour / Friday, Oct. 17 - 1 Hour / Saturday, Oct 18 - 2 Hours
City Light Show™ will draw national media coverage and social media buzz, it will be an event to remember and look forward to for years to come. City Light Show™ drives global interest in the event, the participants and the city. A great part of the appeal of CLSATL is the fact it's been paid for by you! Honestly, we looked for corporate sponsors-and worked hard at finding them. The truth is, if you're not an established brand, nobody's taking chances on an idea, no matter how good it might be. Cue SXSW and Lady Gaga and Doritos.
The exclusive CLS lighting design is driven by the pulse of music and projected on multiple buildings to create a shock and awesome experience of sound and light. The audience can enjoy the show LIVE in the “Immersive Experience Area” through the corridor of buildings and can experience the music live via the free web application for mobile devices and all web browsers. Connect and create your own viewing and listening experience!
• A Global First
The building illuminations feature a highly choreographed symphony of deeply colored washes, sweeping light rays, layered effects of patterns and searchlights. Think about the most intense lighting show you've ever seen and imagine it on this grand scale. If you're familiar with the iTunes audio visualizer, this will be the world's biggest. Watch the video teaser (below and on the CLSATL.COM website) to get an idea of the power intrinsic to the event.
City Light Show™ is built to spark the imagination, to inspire, to create lasting impressions.
Listen to the music that drives City Light Show™ on any web-enabled device using the City Light Show App™. The mobile application works on all mobile devices and desktop computers.
Here's how the show looks:
The project budget includes:
Lighting Package Communications Installation 10 days
Lighting, Sound, Scenery Installation 5 days Dismantle 3 days
Lighting Equipment - 3 billion candlepower per building using the industry's latest technology in high power robotic lighting instruments (equivalent of 200 Sky Trackers)
Communications • 19 Sidewalk Towers, 1 Main Stage, Staff of 52+28 stagehands
Structures : Main Stage, Lighting Pods (10) and Sidewalk Towers (9)
1 LD Assistant
Site Survey Air Fares and Hotel
Web and Mobile Application Build
Web Hosting (assumes 2 million users over 3 day period-preparing for 1m visits simultaneously)
Establish High Speed Area WiFi Zone
Accountant Administrative Assistant Advance Team/Logistics/Buildings/
Public Infrastructure-restrooms, ambulance
Auxiliary Equipment (scissor lifts, golf carts, rental cars)
Risks and challenges
I have met with city officials in the Atlanta Mayor's Office, non-governmental organizations (Midtown Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau) and a host of Atlanta's key influencers. The way is paved for full civic support and promotion of City Light Show.
This event is the ultimate in high tech meets high art. Show control is completely wireless, show feeds for video distribution are wireless. We will establish a robust high-bandwidth WiFi network for streaming audio to attendees and to our near field listening areas located at each of the 19 lighting pods and the main stage.
All vendors who are contributors have been vetted over a twenty plus year period. A detailed timeline coupled with illustrations will ensure the production schedule is on time.
The only thing we can't control is the weather. The show will work in the rain, all elements are either rainproof or covered and protected.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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See the world's biggest light show in the Midtown Atlanta immersive experience areaEstimated delivery:
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That's the minimum pledge...see the event from a vantage point miles away with a view of downtown or from the Immersive area in Woodruff Park...hear the music that drives the light show on your mobile...all in glorious synchronicity.Estimated delivery:
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WE BUILT THIS PAGE WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT MIDTOWN AS THE VENUE...THE MIDTOWN ARTIFACTS IN REWARDS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED WITH BONAFIDE DESCRIPTIONS! SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION...WE'D ALTER THE OLD DESCRIPTIONS IF WE COULD BUT THERE ARE KICKSTARTER RESTRICTIONS THAT PROHIBIT IT.Estimated delivery:
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See the world's biggest light show in the Midtown Atlanta immersive experience area. You'll also receive a CLSATL t-shirt, choose your size onsite at the CLSATL production office.Estimated delivery:
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See the world's biggest light show in the Woodruff Park Downtown Atlanta Immersive Area. Receive a CLSATL T-Shirt, choose your size on site at the CLSATL Production Trailer.Estimated delivery:
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Your logo or name embossed on four sides of one of the concrete footers that are the foundation of the CLS Sidewalk TowersEstimated delivery:
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Your name, logo or brand on the access page to the broadband WiFi that's free to the public.Estimated delivery:
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