A behind the scenes look at the company lighting the way at Vivid Sydney

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The first TDC trucks arrived at Customs House to prepare for Vivid Sydney. Photo by Orlandosydney.com.

Preparations for the upcoming Vivid Sydney are well underway, with TDC – Technical Direction Company working on the event again after 12 months of planning.

TDC are illuminating buildings and performance stages with the latest technical advances in LED and projection design and mapping. TDC is also providing the backbone technology for signage systems for new immersive experiences on the Vivid Sydney Light Walk.

TDC LiveView technology will be in action with over 72 real-time digital way finders to guide the audience through the Vivid Sydney Light Walk based on real-time information from traffic management, police and emergency services to ensure a great audience experience.

“After 12 months of planning, our team are so excited to be back working on Vivid Sydney again,” said Alex Rendell, technical project manager at TDC.

“The project is a huge logistical and technical rollout for us. It is going to be bigger and brighter than ever. Vivid Sydney will showcase the largest projection mapping display at any single event ever in Australia.”

Vivid Sydney festival director Gill Minervini officially kicked off the technology delivery for the event when the first trucks arrived.

“Each year we are working to revitalize and give Vivid Sydney a new energy, made possible with the world’s best technology and innovation,” Minervini said.

“We rely on the most experienced technical collaborators such as TDC to make Vivid Sydney a unique visual spectacular. We can’t wait to show everyone the results of all the hard work from our entire team working behind-the-scenes.”

Michael Hassett, founder and managing director at TDC, said Vivid was an important part of the event industry recovery post Covid.

“The Australian events industry in particular was hard hit by Covid and it’s great to see it start up again with new exciting technical achievements only to be seen at this year’s Vivid Sydney,” he said.

“We are now seeing a trend where technology is shaping the future of Festivals in using brighter, extreme-scale visuals, combined with mind-blowing content. This is pushing artists and content creators to think beyond the traditional canvas to communicate, imagine and share experiences.”