There are two ways of using show laser light systems: Aerial or beam show applications and graphics/surface projections. At aerial or beam shows, the spectators face the laser projector or at least spectate the laser beams from the side. The laser beams do not necessarily end on a certain surface. Graphics projections use a surface to visualize graphics, texts etc. that are drawn by the laser. It is always necessary to have a surface where the graphics, texts, etc. are visualized on. As laser light is never ending (only getting dimmed), there is no way to do any projection without having a proper surface to project on. However, it is possible to use special projection surfaces that are not solid or have other features that help in creating 3D-like laser show projections.

Front projection screens

Front projection screens usually are made of solid screen material, like it is used for most of the video projections - at home or in cinemas. This material usually has very good reflection values and thus are very suitable for bright projections.

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Rear projection screens

Rear projection screens are usually made of semi-transluminescent material, so they do not reflect the light but create kind of a "glow". Depending on the opacity, rear projection screens sometimes even let some portion of the laser beam pass through the material.

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Gauze / mesh projection screens

Gauze projection screens are made of kind of "fishnet" material, meaning the fabric has many small holes (mesh material, gauze material). Gauze screens can be used for front and rear projections at the same time. Due to the many holes the reflection values are not as good as with normal front projection screens, however there are other huge advantages - especially in combination with laser light projections:

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Laser is a great medium for creating projections of different kinds. To make the laser visible it is always necessary to have a surface that reflects the laser light and thus makes it visible for human eye. Many different types of screens are available: Some consisting of fabric, others of water. The Fogscreen® is a very special type of screen, as the surface is not solid: This screen consists of very light water spray, that has been vaporized and is shaped by two very strong air shields. This generates a nearly invisible surface that people can walk through.

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Water screens are usually used indoor for generating a projection surface that can be easily and quickly switched on and off. Water screens provide a curtain of a multitude of water drops falling downwards. The sreecn consists of the actual water screen element with rows of nozzles that are in very close distance to each other, a strong pump with a special hose and a water basin. To have more depth in projection surface and a better "resolution", water screens usually have two or three nozzle rows. The more nozzle rows, the more water density in the actual projection surface.

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Hydro Shield projections

Hydro or water shields work the other way round than a water screen:
They are generated from the bottom upwards.
Water shields consist of the shield element and an extremely strong pump. As the effect spreads up quite wide, it is used in large water basins only - artificial or natural (like lakes, rivers etc.)

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Water jet projections / Water sprout fountains

Water fountains, or water jets, are used to extend outdoor scenes in height and to attract the spectators to look up. Especially in multimedia shows this effect sometimes is used to enable the stage crew to change settings in the lower front area whilst people are looking at the water fountains.
Water fountain effects can perfectly be combined with lasers:

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Frosted glass

Where normal glass surfaces usually are not really suitable for laser projections (too low reflection value), frosted glass can be a very suitable alternative. The frost effect provides sufficient reflection for the use both as front as well as rear projection solution.

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Fire shows

Water and fire are the contrast in elements - it's more than obvious to use fire elements in a multimedia show to emphase this contrast - or even make it appear not existing.
Fire elements can be implemented in different ways: Normal pyrotechnical effects emphase the genereal apprearance of the show and can especially be used for creating additional tenseness for the spectators.

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Multimedia concepts

Having all hardware products on site and mounted is not enough for generating real emotions for the spectators: It is crucial to have a harmonious, perfectly synchronized show that integrates all media in an artisctic, choreographed way.

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