Are you dreading the annual tussle with the tangled ball of Christmas lights? We are too! So we have put together some suggestions on how to create a stunning seasonal spectacle with a twist.
Don’t get the needle
If you are fed up schlepping in the tree from the garden centre (or loft) and spending hours arranging baubles – why not project your tree
Watch how a projection mapped Christmas tree and snow scene on a mirror, using the GT1080Darbee projector and Optoma’s Projection Mapper app, helped Craig Charles win the Gadget Show Christmas special.
Project decorations straight onto your house
If you have a shed or a friendly neighbour opposite, you could project your Christmas lights straight onto your house. This avoids battling with blown bulbs and just needs a bright projector, images or animations to project onto the house and somewhere secure under cover where you can place the projector. Your house would be the envy of the neighbourhood!
Richard Ayoade, showed how to do this in the Gadget Man Guide to Christmas when decorations and animations were projected directly onto the Gadget Man house.
Project onto your windows
Line your windows with tracing paper, a frosted shower curtain, a thin cotton sheet or frosted film and you have a screen to project your decorations. This could be a Christmas tree, a festive greeting to your neighbours or Santa in his sleigh.
Software design company, Reason, wanted to create a Christmas display on their windows which could be seen by people passing their offices in Spitalfields, London. It showed Santa skimming over the rooftops on his sleigh.
Have a merry merry 4K Christmas
More films, TV and sport will be broadcast in 4K this Christmas than ever before. Bring a cinematic experience to your home and enjoy your favourite festive flicks in 4K
Join the 4K party this Christmas!