November 28, 2015

Positivity: Kernersville businessman, church use 3-D technology to tell Christmas story

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Kernersville, North Carolina:

Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:10 am

More than 2,000 years ago, in the little town of Bethlehem, a baby was born — the one who would be called Jesus Christ.

This year, at a church in Kernersville, the Nativity story will come to life in a new way.

Local businessman Bobby Davis has created and produced The Christmas Experience, which uses 3-D projection technology to immerse people in the story of Christ’s birth.

First Christian Church Ministries in Kernersville will play host to the outdoor walk-through event, which runs from Friday through Dec. 22.

Guests will visit five custom sound stages and sets to watch each part of the story. Recorded actors will be projected onto the stages like holograms.

Two years ago, Davis approached his pastor of First Christian, the Rev. Pete Kunkle, with the bold idea. Now the vision will be a reality.

“We want to tell the Christmas story in a new and innovative way, and Bobby made that possible,” Kunkle said.

The project, which features an original script and music, has been a major undertaking. Davis wrote the script and searched for experienced singers and actors, who recorded music in a studio and were filmed over the summer. Davis and his team have been editing video and marketing the project while crews built the final sets.

“It’s definitely a brand new Christmas experience,” Davis said.

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The production will be like a walk-through movie or a theme-park experience, Davis said.
Davis’ company, Core Techs, is financing most of the project and will probably spend somewhere around $300,000.

He is partnering with First Christian Church Ministries. Five temporary structures with sound stages now stand on what used to be First Christian’s softball field.

So why invest all of this time and money in the project?

“We believe in the story,” Davis said. …

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