Reporting Christie Ileto
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s an amazing video and laser light adventure in the middle of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and there are some new elements coming to the show.
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These new elements are being called 4D effects because not only can you see the lasers and the lights, but now you can hear and feel them.
It’s part of “It’s a Waterfront Life” and creators at Image Engineering gave us a sneak peak at some of the fun new things they’ve dreamed up for this year.
“We added a few surprises to the show,” said Joseph Suehle.
“I was working on this train sequence, and my co-worker came in and said we need train horns,” said special effects designer Nisha Ramnath.
“They went out and bought actual train horns, mounted them, and the sound carries and shoots toward the audience, so it feels like a real train is there,” Ramnath said.
You’ll even be feeling some heat at the show. Real flames are expected to close the event!
“Now you can actually feel the heat, they’re seeing the flame, just adds a lot of excitement to our show,” said Andy Suehle.
“For the fire segment we have red lasers, for the magical snowy segment we have blues, so it’s really exciting to have the color added this year,” said Genell Canty.
By show time, it will take six of the most powerful projectors in the world to make the building dance.
“We wanted to amp it up, make it more fun,” said Ramnath.
But conjuring up these new ideas was no easy task. Six to seven artists worked around the clock for months to make five minutes of amazing laser lights and video come to life. And like last year, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, this time being bigger, brighter, and better than before.
Image Engineering, the company behind the show, is based right here in Baltimore, and is behind the special effects of three Super Bowls and big name concerts.
On Thursday night, the first of three laser lights shows start at 6 p.m. Shows run up until New Year’s Eve.