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Big Video, Big Vision: Multimedia show debuts on DeMoss Hall facade to celebrate Liberty’s 50th Anniversary


The entire three-story façade of DeMoss Hall at Liberty University was transformed into a video screen on Thursday night as the college debuted a multimedia presentation to celebrate its 50th Anniversary and to explain the vision and purpose for the university — a vision that is still being fulfilled today.

The booming voice of Liberty’s founder, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, resounded from speakers as images from throughout the school’s 50-year history were projected onto the building, helping to tell the story of the miracle on Liberty Mountain.

The six-minute presentation is narrated by Falwell, using various sermons and speeches he made over the years. It will be shown through Sunday at every hour and half-hour from 8 p.m. until midnight for College For A Weekend guests. During weeknights, it can viewed at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The presentation was created in collaboration with Liberty’s Marketing, Broadcast Engineering, Construction, and Information Technology departments.

“We designed this audiovisual production to celebrate the vision and mission of Liberty, which has not changed in 50 years,” said Vice President of Marketing Kristin Conrad. “The story of how God built this university into a world-class institution in such a short time is a fascinating story to tell. We want to share our heritage with our guests and show them how the original mission of Training Champions for Christ is being carried out today.”

The presentation requires four video projectors, emitting 50,000 lumens each, that were mounted on 32-foot-tall posts. The projectors utilize laser technology, which requires less power than typical bulb-based projectors. Special speakers were installed on the roof.

The setup is similar to the large video projections used at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Liberty’s 50th Anniversary celebration will culminate with Commencement, May 5-7. The main ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Williams Stadium and featuring keynote speaker John C. Maxwell, will be followed by a fireworks show along with other exciting activities for graduates and guests.

Learn more about Liberty’s 50th Anniversary events and the school’s history at Liberty.edu/50-years.

(Photos by Joel Coleman)
A crowd gathered in front of DeMoss Hall to enjoy the first showing of the presentation.

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