By Andy Blondin • March 11, 2019
In 2016, singer/rapper Childish Gambino blew audiences away with his Pharos show, where projections of futuristic imagery and animation inside an enormous dome surrounded the audience and performers throughout the concert. To complete the technological experience, the concert spawned a 360-degree video and a VR companion app.
The show was such a hit that Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, set out to do it again in November 2018, this time with a fully interactive real-time system powered by Unreal Engine. The 2018 Pharos experience, which combined custom lighting, smoke, a laser show, and a mesmerizing visual experience projected onto the dome’s interior in real time, not only blew away fans but won the team a prestigious VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project in February, 2019.