Hollywood, California—December 31, 2017—For the first time in nearly three decades, the 2017 Christmas movie featuring an optical illusions, an iconic visual effect that uses sound and light to recreate scenes from movies, will be shot in the city of Los Angeles.
The visual effect was created by visual artist Benoît Delauney, known for his popular Christmas tree designs and a series of paintings.
He collaborated with artists at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LA MOCA), Los Angeles Museum of the Arts (LAMA), and other institutions to create the visual effect, which uses sound waves and light.
The installation, titled “The Light That Shines,” will be installed in the lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center on December 31, the day after Christmas.
Delaudey said the optical illusion was created in partnership with LAMA and LACMA and was inspired by the light reflecting off the glass in a cathedral window.
The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, the festival that features films and music.
DelAuney said he had been working on the film since 2016 and the final visual effect is due to premiere in the Los Angles Convention Center in early 2018.
The Hollywood, CA based company said it was the first film to be filmed in Los Angeles since 2012.
The installation includes a 3D sound and video visual that is projected through the glass window.
Dellaudey described the optical illusions as “one of the most iconic visual effects of our time.”
He added that the project was “very difficult and challenging,” with the “very limited resources and budget.”
Los Angeles is home to one of the world’s largest collections of the film “Star Wars.”
The installation was created with funding from the Los Angels Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The LAMTA said in a statement: “The LA Museum of Modern Art (LAMA) is proud to welcome this exciting project into our Museum of Arts and the Los Altos Arts Museum.
It is an amazing opportunity to present the incredible work of Benoït Delaisse and the LAMMA team to our Museum visitors and patrons.”