Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed
- Client: Niagara Parks Commission
- Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
- Original Music Score
- Content Management
- Video Design
- Technical Development
- Software and Interactive Design
- Concept Development + Refinement
- Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Technical, Lighting + Audio Design
- Project + Production Management
- Show Production
- Design + Development
- Interactive Technologies
- Media Production
- Installation Supervision
- Implementation + Production Supervision
- IP Management + Quality Control
- Programming + Training
Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed is an epic sight and sound nighttime show situated in the heart of a century-old hydroelectric power plant that follows the spectacular transformation of water to electricity. Featuring immersive, interactive storytelling, Currents offers an incredible multisensory experience amongst the generators of the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Thinkwell Studio Montréal designed and produced the all-new immersive experience at Niagara Parks Power Station, working in close collaboration with the Niagara Parks Commission.
While the intent of the project originally began as a traditional, seated multimedia show, Thinkwell saw even more promise in the beautiful, cathedral-like hall of the power plant. After touring the station, the team envisioned a fully interactive and immersive experience—one that the audience wouldn’t just watch, they would experience all around them.
Thinkwell designed, constructed, and implemented technology solutions that combine sound, lighting, interactive elements, animation, and 3D projection mapping within the facility to tell the story of and celebrate the Niagara Park Power Station’s rich history and architectural features.
Spanning a 600-foot-long, 115-year-old industrial building, Thinkwell created over 40 minutes of projection-mapped content and lighting design for the nighttime show that brings the power station to life through repurposing artifacts of the building, while offering a first-hand view of how the hydropower giant generates electricity.