Projection mapping has been around for quite a while now – we’ve all seen the outdoor shows where a building appears to fall apart and then re-assemble. Found Studio have brought it to a new level with their ‘Digital Transformations’ film for Fujitsu. In this film what you see looks like many layers of post produced CGI – whereas, in fact everything was shot in-camera, with no post at all – using a cool new technique called Holo-gauze developed by Stuart Warren Hill of Hextatic fame. It must have taken a lot of planning, but the end result is fantastic, I think. Continue reading “Found Studio – Digital Transformations Film For Fujitsu” »
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In case you missed this in Creative Review first time round in May, here is another chance to see this mind blowing piece of projection mapping in miniature as it has been picked up by the Cambridge e-luminate festival. Continue reading “Nicola Gastaldi – The Cave” »
Time to look at Part 2 of our best of motion graphics and animation of 2012. In this part we’ll look at Commercial work, Installations, Channel Idents, Pop Promos, Outdoor, Best Edit and Non Broadcast. Continue reading “Best of 2012 in motion graphics & animation part 2” »
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If you haven’t heard of them yet, where have you been? AntiVJ are a French collective of audiovisual artists based in Bristol, producing some truly stunning work. Omicron, is their latest piece is a 360º projection-mapping in a circular building in Wroclaw, Poland.
When opened in 1913, Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall) was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65 metres (that’s seriously big) it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.
With such an interesting building to work on, drawing inspiration cannot have been the hard part. When erected in 1913, the dome would have been seen as a symbol of the future, built to last the test of time. Referencing classic sci-fi films such as Metropolis and Tron, Romain Tardy’s designs tackle the timeless, historical yet modern aesthetics of the architecture. Continue reading “AntiVJ – Omicron projection mapping” »
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Nick Maroussas from Mooschool sent me an intriguing promo he had just finished with Lambie Productions using the projection mapping technique – and I wanted to share it. As his studio is around the corner from mine in central London, I popped in to find out more…
Nick explained that he had been a fan of this technique for a while and was really pleased to able to use it for a job. “First the client sent me some stills of the characters that had appear in the promo. Then I imported this into a program called Faceshop which gave me a basic wire frame model from the 2D image. From there I took it into to Cinema 4D and filled out and altered the details until it really started to look like the face in the original photo. (which takes quite a long time!) You can only achieve a limited rotation of the face once it is built this way – so we needed to be careful in planning the action for the final edit. Finally I used a Nitro4D plug in called Thrausie to break the model into pieces” Continue reading “Mooschool – AXN “All the Faces of Action” projection mapping promo” »