Museum exhibits were once simple static displays of artifacts and information cards and the buildings that housed them resembled libraries. Today, interactive technologies engage guests to educate and enlighten them. Purpose built special effects theaters are now built to give guests a fun and exciting experience that drives home important mission statement goals and ideas. Point Source staff members have designed and implemented everything from custom built video games to 3-D movie theaters with special effects at museums and science centers across the country.
Every great exhibit begins with a great idea. At Point Source we listen to the ideas presented by the exhibit designer and then develop a technical design that brings them to life. Be it a video game that teaches the benefits of water conservation or a 32 channel soundscape of the Brazilian rain forest, we deliver solutions. Often times, budget considerations often mean certain exhibit ideas must be left undeveloped. Point Source excels in finding cost conscious alternative approaches that keep projects on budget.
Special purpose movie theaters have become popular in recent years. These venues give the museum a centerpiece attraction that serves as an effective means of delivering their primary mission statement to every guest who enters the facility. A movie commissioned for this specific purpose can be both entertaining to all ages and informative. The use of 3-D video technology and additional special effects such as wind, moving scenery, even scent can be integrated into the design to immerse viewers in a specific environment. Point Source provides the complete audio, video and show automation system design documents, installation, programming and staff training to guarantee a successful project.