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A Behind the Scenes Look at the Legacy Projection Mapping Experience

At Empire we know that it can be a challenge for homebuyers to visualize what living in their newly built home will look like solely off of renderings and a floorplan. To assist our homeowners with the homebuying journey at our new master-planned community Legacy in Thorold, we introduced an immersive media experience that captures the big and small life moments that happen in a home.

From unpacking moving boxes and bringing home baby, to backyard BBQs with the neighbours and Sunday morning family breakfasts, a lot of wonderful moments take place in a home. Using projection mapping technology, we were able to tell the story of a family’s new home and the life memories they create together over the years in their space.

We invite you to experience the projection mapping video in person at our new presentation centre in Thorold, and you can also catch the online version of the video here.

Here’s a sneak peek of all the magic and excitement behind the scenes of our Home for Generations video.


the video shoot, BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 21 cast members, including 2 dogs and a digital octopus
  • 35 crew members
  • 75 total wardrobe and make-up looks
  • 12 hours of shooting
  • 350 hours of render time
  • 22 different light sets
  • 2 months of planning
  • 50 food/drink props

FUN FACTS That will make you go back and watch again:

  • The role of the daughter was played by three different actresses between the ages of 3, 8 and 18.
  • A 44′ Empire home was recreated digitally and animated as a Rubik’s cube to portray the house’s versatility and evolution over time.
  • The zero-gravity sequence was achieved by filming the actors jumping on a bed at a very high frame rate and then slowing down the footage in post-production.
  • The props in the spread made for the backyard BBQ scene looked so good that cast and crew kept asking if they could eat them.
  • The octopus scene was the most complicated sequence in post-production since it involved green screen integration, tracking, animation and particle simulations.
  • The crew found out that the actor portraying the dad was, in fact, a very good pancake flipper.
  • The jumbo Jenga game is not CGI, it was rented from a board game cafe.

Here’s another look at some of the moments and excitement that went on behind the scenes:

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