This project was done while I was at Hint. Check them out Here!
What I did on this project:
-Music interface programming
-Video production support
What I didn't do on this project:
This project was crazy. For the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts we had to design a completely immersive experience. What we ended up doing was pretty darn cool. For more info, please read the wonderful description by Garrett Fuselier below:
For the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts grand opening event, we collaborated with local artists to create a once in a lifetime dinner experience for the organization's top sponsors and supporters. The visuals were projected across 3 walls and onto the roof of the Kauffman Center, providing an immersive visual and auditory experience.
We used a Weisscam to capture 15 shots of performers and/or physical elements at 2000 frames per second. The Canon 7D Mark II was used to capture the macro shots at 60 frames per second. The shoot happened in one day, yet the SFX planning, fashion design, makeup and hair design started months before. It was an amazing endeavor and a fun collaboration between such a diverse group of designers.
In order to bring the project together into one seamless experience we built a system that would allow the musicians playing during the dinner to control the particles flowing along the walls. With a total of fourteen high powered Christie projectors connected to our command center backstage we could control every pixel in the space and make adjustments using KORG midi controllers. Utilizing a mix of Cinder and Max5 we wrote custom software that connected to the soundboard of the band and drove the visuals flowing around the room blending music and light seamlessly.
Design was pivotal and present in every stage of the process. We worked closely with every artist involved, from the initial brainstorm to pen and paper, sketches, designs, moodboards, storyboards and SFX tests. It was definitely a fun process of trial and error for the one night to get it right.
The opening night gala followed the inaugural performance in the building. 1500 patrons of the arts came to eat, drink, and celebrate one of the most unique and beautiful performing arts spaces in the country.