Before you stereoscopic fans jump out of your seats, Madonna is not planning a 3D movie yet.
Nevertheless, today, as Madonna opened her hotly-anticipated MDNA 2012 world tour of some 30 countries in Tel Aviv, Israel, she used technologies that give a glimpse into the future of public entertainment. The gigantic stage is built of multiple layers of LED walls, creating multiple levels of synched videos.
Giant Led walls are defiantly not new. The main LED “screen”, built of 6 separated giant LED walls is something we’ve all seen in the past. Nevertheless, about 50 small moving LED walls that are mounted on almost every mechanical object, created fantastic 3D illusion. In one of the acts as Madonna sing a song in “India”, the Indian temple was projected on the main LED Screen; the steps (with the singer) were screens on other LED boxes in front of the main screen, and the river was screen on another layer of LED walls in front to the singer.
Tel-Aviv’s show cost $3.9M. Cinemas are not there yet, but don’t be surprised if cinemas will use similar technology in the future.