Entertainment | Theatre | National Park Service |

Lights Of Liberty

National Parks Service | Philadelphia, PA | 1999

Lightswitch as part of the creative team was instrumental in the planning process.

What It Was

Lightswitch as part of the creative team was instrumental in the planning process. We worked with the designers, producers, City of Philadelphia and the National Parks Service to provide solutions for building and storage of equipment used for the shows. The challenge on this project was no permanent structures could be built on National Park land so than 18 carts were built to transport lighting, sound and projection equipment each night to the five locations and put into place for the show and then taken away at the conclusion of the evening. Lightswitch was responsible for executing the projection design and specifying the equipment. Both Pani and Pigi large format projectors were used to project larger than life imagery onto eight landmark buildings in Philadelphia's historic district. The images needed to move on the buildings so precise alignment in calculating masking was essential. This allowed one set of images to stay stationary as another set of images moved and rotated.

What We Did

Lightswitch’s collaboration on this project helped to ensure its success. We brought our skills in project management, drafting, design and execution to the team. We created incredible and brilliant images that told the story of pre-revolutionary times.

Why It Worked

Lightswitch received a Themed Entertainment Association (THEA) Award for this project. Lights of Liberty has been running for more than ten years.