Large format projection specialists The Projection Studio London supplied seven 6kW PIGI projectors with double rotating scrollers to produce a spectacular 120 metre wide backdrop on The Old College building at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, for “Music On Fire” 2008. Major Parker also storyboarded the show, which was accompanied by specially selected music and a narrative voice-over. The creative brief was relatively broad in terms of eras, dates and timescales, with much of it referenced to times when Britain was involved in specific wars and conflicts. Chatfield had access to the Imperial War Museum archives among other resources.
The PIGI scrollers contained 19 metres of film and produced over 100 looks on the building, with all artwork created by media designer Paul Chatfield. Chatfield took approximately a month to research and compile the finished artwork, working closely with show producer, Major Sir Michael Parker. There was also a popular James Bond 007 sequence at the start of the second half of the show. All this provided a stunning, graphic and pictorial backdrop to the 2 hour performance featuring music from an amalgamation of different military orchestras and bands. The OnlyCue control system was programmed and operated by Andy Murrell, who worked alongside The Projection Studio’s projection technician Adam Masters.