New 3-D projection video telling Notre Dame’s history to premiere Nov. 17 on Main Quad

Author: Dennis Brown

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Please note: “Under the Dome: Celebrating 175 Years of Notre Dame,” a 3-D mapping projection video scheduled for presentation Nov. 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday) on the University’s Main Quad, has been postponed due to weather.


“Under the Dome: Celebrating 175 Years of Notre Dame,” a 3D mapping projection video that uses the architecture of the Main Building and Basilica of the Sacred Heart as a canvas to bring to life great moments in the University’s history, will premiere at 7:30 and 11:35 p.m. Nov. 17 (Friday) and approximately 9 p.m. Nov. 18 (Saturday) on the Main Quad of the campus.

Projection mapping is a technology that turns often irregularly shaped objects such as buildings into a display surface for video projection. The creators can add artistic dimensions, optical illusions and notions of movement to enhance the viewing experience. The “Under the Dome” video will be augmented by musical accompaniment.

The 15- to 20-minute video is free of charge and open to the public. The first showing will begin after the football pep rally Nov. 17 and precede the final on-campus production of the year of the one-man play “Sorin: A Notre Dame Story.” A second viewing that evening will immediately precede the Midnight Drummers Circle in front of the Main Building. The third show will take place after the post-game Mass at the Basilica on Nov. 18, about 9 p.m.

For the best view, attendees are encouraged to gather on the Main Quad between the front steps of the Main Building and the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Originally published by Dennis Brown at news.nd.edu on November 02, 2017.