The night’s theme was “Global Connectors”, graphically linking Los Angeles to cities around the world. The projection started at 8pm with audio-interactive graphics that pulsed with the music, and culminated in an exciting 5 minute countdown to midnight that incorporated a synchronized projection across all three structures.

RabCup, technology solutions provider were brought in by yU+co to provide projection and mapping systems for the event also then perform the live production for the event.

It was an amzing set-up with a total of 23 projectors, 8 40k barco, 15 30k barco , 2 grand MA 2, all driven by 4 x Hippotizer Taiga’s. For RabCup, although seasoned V3 users, this was their first adventure with Hippotizer V4.

We managed to catch up and ask AJ Freysteinson, Owner and Creative Director of RabCap and ask a few questions:


GH: Tell me about your first experience of V4?

AJ: It was a slight learning curve to get up to speed on the machines. But Simon at Green Hippo provided some amazing training the week before. We attend a V4 class at tmb earlier that year that helped a lot as well.

GH: What was challenging about the job / project and why did using Hippotizer Media server make it easier?

AJ: We used the V4 Taigas to map the building, using warped outputs. The new V4 layouts made the job so much easier to work with- and helped to get things running fast!

GH: Do you think the project was a success?

AJ: Yes, absolutely! The city went nuts when the buildings came to life! The atmosphere was electric 🙂

Credits: Content Design/ Show Inception and Client – Yu+Co

Production Company – RabCup
A.J. Freysteinson – systems design and media server operation
Justin Fortier – Production Manager
Raphael Ayala – Media server op – Dorthy Chandler sector
Patrick Dolan – Lead Projectionist
Oliver Camarena – Projectionist
Dennis DagDag – Projectionist


The guys left to right:Justin Fortier, Aj Freysteinson, and Raphael Ayala

To see the amazing projection show click the links below: