A water projection of Disney’s favourite character, Mickey Mouse, at the HSBC Rain Vortex
The Jewel team also had to work closely with Disney and WET (a renowned water feature design firm) to choreograph a special six-minute Disney100 inspired Light & Sound show at the HSBC Rain Vortex, to feature a plethora of beloved Disney characters to a medley of classic tunes such as ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘A Whole New World’, ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ and the theme soundtrack from Avengers: Endgame movie. This creation had its own challenges, shared Charmaine. “It was the first time that Jewel was using highly recognisable images when previously, we relied on abstract animations and generic images to create our shows. We not only had to ensure the sharpness of the images on a water projection screen, we had to create storyboards for the show, to ensure that the variety of characters can be featured seamlessly.”
The team conducted multiple tests and fine-tuning sessions nightly for two consecutive weeks before the launch to resolve various issues which popped up, such as double vision from the combination of multiple projectors all around the forest valley and the use of 2D images . Despite the challenges, Charmaine found comfort that the team’s efforts were validated every time the occasional guest excitedly shouted out names of the projected Disney characters during the tests.