One of the highlights of the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour in London is the amazing broomstick simulator. Visitors get the chance to ride ‘wizard style’ against a backdrop of fast moving scenes from the films as well as selected landscapes. Award winning GSX Green Screen Technology from Picsolve International is used to implement the effects behind the broomstick, but the studio creators required a green flooring to continue the effect to the front of the scene.
Softfloor UK were asked by studio creators Picsolve International to produce a suitable floor mat to blend with the green screen as well as provide comfort and protection against falls. The floor mats also had to be extremely durable to withstand the unprecedented number of visitors expected during the first months of the attraction opening. Producing this special green floor mat for the Harry Potter Studio was a challenge for the Softfloor engineers, as a particular pantone green (ref: 345c) was required to match the corporate colour scheme required by the Warner Brothers Studios, and to be able to accept digital image projection.
The team moved quickly to produce a variant of their popular chroma green floor mats in the required colour. The total floor area to cover was around 40 square metres and the a total of 50 square metres was produced to provide a surplus for replacements should they be required. The studio team at Pixsolve International were extremely please with the floor mats, their ease of fitting and most importantly, the colour.
You can buy Classic Mats directly from the Softfloor UK website: softfloor.co.uk or by calling 01206 390 570.