An interview with Titan Standard
On June 2nd, in Oklahoma City, an amazing event takes place. It's called the H & 8th Night Market, but it's much more than just a market. The event is an annual celebration of cycling, food trucks, local businesses, and community. This year, Titan Standard participated with a large Absen video wall running Lumo Play interactive display software.
Was this the first time you've used Lumo Play?
H & 8th Night Market was the first time we've used any interactive software at an event. We're always looking for ways to elevate the experience that we're creating, and we've found a great and versatile tool in Lumo Play.
How did you learn about Lumo Play Software?
We were approached by a member of the Night Market planning committee to provide services for the live music that would be a part of the festival. Since the H & 8th Night Market features unique and unexpected experiences during their events, we looked for something interactive that would amaze and entertain a wide audience. That's the kind of thing that separates this event from similar festivals, and makes it such a great evening.
The event planning team allowed us the freedom to really get creative with what we could offer, and we loved the opportunity to do something that the event, and many of the attendees, had not seen before.
Was it difficult to use Lumo Play with the Absen LED Panels?
The Absen LED panels are pretty simple to assemble into any dimension. For this event, we used panels from the X5 series, which features a 5 millimeter pixel pitch, which delivers a super clear image. Our team uses the panels at several events a month in a variety of settings, so they're very familiar with the setup.
Lumo Play worked so well with the LED wall! Having the program run through the wall allowed the images to still be visible and clear, even late into the night. I am sure that a situation will arise in the future that will make using a projector more logistically necessary, and I cannot wait to see how great our 20k projectors and the Lumo Play programs work together.
What kind of camera did you use for this display?
A Logitech Pro Webcam is what we used to capture the motion. The camera performed really well, considering we used it in both high and low light situations.
There is a bit of a learning curve for the participants when it comes to the parameters of the camera’s view, but once we told them where to stand, the games became intuitive. There were several users at one time, because everyone was having so much fun! Too many bodies would sometimes affect the accuracy of the game character, but it didn't slow the players down one bit!
What was the most surprising thing about this project?
We were genuinely surprised by how quickly all sorts of people would warm up to interacting with the wall. It was great to see adults playing the games and interacting right along with the kids. With the band so close to us, I think the music encouraged the adults to let loose a little and dance with the abstract effects.
The kids needed to cooperate to play the games, and it was great to see that teamwork and problem solving!
What was the most common question you were asked?
The biggest question that people had, kid or adults alike, was “How does it work?”. We showed people how thin the walls are, and how the LED modules are connected together. Then, we pointed out the camera and explained how Lumo Play's software uses the camera input it to track the movements that react with the games.
People were so surprised that something as cool as this was in Oklahoma City. Comments such as “Wow, I can’t believe this is here!” were really common. One thing we didn't anticipate was how many people thought the display was a touchscreen.
People today expect every display to be interactive, so we're really happy that Lumo Play works on touchscreen as well. It'll be a while before LED tiles have touch capabilities though.
Do you have any advice for people who might be thinking about trying Lumo Play?
My advice to anyone considering using Lumo Play is to DO IT!
Do it today, so you're familiar with the vast variety of programs and games available when your client asks you for a solution to take their event to the absolute next level. Lumo Play has a place at the table for all ages, abilities and environments.
Aside from having a stellar product, the Lumo Play team helped us every step of the way. Titan Business Group companies focus on relationships first, and we're excited to have found another company that shares our values.
Want to try Lumo Play out yourself? There's a free 30 day trial at www.lumoplay.com