The Cleveland Cavaliers retired the jersey of Zydrunas Ilgauskas recently with a ceremony that was blend of the traditional and the cool — the very cool, thanks to 3D video that was projected onto the Quicken Loans Arena court before the game and at halftime.
The work on the special-effects highlight package was done by Quince Imaging, Herndon, Va., image projection company that also puts images on buildings. It worked in partnership with the Cavs’ Q-TV team and Think Media Studios. Sixteen high-def projected images onto the 4,700-square foot court in what Quince, in an understatement, calls “an immersive video environment.”
The best part is the way the video ends, with the floor breaking up and giving way to nothingness.