The video walls have become so commonplace in today’s times that it is almost impossible to think how people used to pull off big events before this technology was invented. Till a few years ago, when these video walls were not so easily available or were not so cheap, event organizers used to make do with projector screens. Those included those white screens with a projector somewhere in the distance that would project images onto the screen. Of course these were not live images, and that was a whole big handicap in itself.
There was also the problem of those ungainly shadows of people falling on the screens. Anyone standing in the path would block the display and that would cause a lot of boos from the audience.
And what about those events that did not have these projector screens even? Those events were definitely quite difficult to manage. First and foremost, the stage used to be so far from the audiences that the audiences could never see what was happening on the stage. This would lead to a lot of detachment of the main event from the audience, especially those who sat at a considerable distance, and that would cause them to try and amuse themselves in other ways. Often this used to cause considerable ruckus in the back ranks of the stage and disrupt the main event also.
Today, with the LED video wall, we have the ability to project the main events of the stage onto the large screen, which builds an instant connect with the audience. Even the slightest nuance is not away from the audience. Everyone feels that the event is happening just for them, and that really makes even a mundane event quite a big success. Indeed, in this world when video walls have become so common, it is quite difficult to imagine a time when they did not exist.