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” »
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” »
I recently saw the latest jaw dropping motion graphic live extravaganza from The Darkroom. They were commissioned by Startlight Design and SP-Projects to create a mapping film for the VIP guests attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s gala dinner.
Rather than projecting onto the actual facade of Goodwood House, SP-Projects built a scale version of the facade in the building’s own backyard. So far so good – I was already royally impressed when the house appeared to open up and turn into a sort of giant size child’s toy race track. Then suddenly guitar maestro, Jeff Kollman (ranked 18th in the world by Guitar on The Edge!) appears and does some full on “Rawk” guitar hero business and if this wasn’t enough you suddenly get exceptionally tight fireworks meshing in with the projections. I think this is an amazing example of what you can do with projection mapping and a whole lot of creativity. Continue reading “The Darkroom – Goodwood live projections” »