We were asked to create a pop up experience for BIGSOUND 2013′s Music + Design exhibition. We took advantage of this blank slate creative project to produce our first VR experience, a virtual reality DJ setup using an Oculus Rift development kit and a real world Midi controller piped in to VR land via webcam.
Was a really interesting experience to develop for VR and I think it’s safe to say we are hooked. The video includes some user commentary, as VR is a bit hard to ‘get’ from a web video.
Software used was Live, Max for Live & VVVV
VR programming, content & editing: Kyle McLean
Exhibition Curator: Romy Willing
Camera: Stewart Tyrel
Everyone is Happy was commissioned by Phoenix Creative GmbH to produce stage projections for their new production “Destellos”. The show premiered at Feria de Leon 2013 and had an outstanding 75 show season.
We worked with Phoenix to integrate the multimedia design with their impressive array of performance technology, including programmable LED props, lights and lasers.
Ozri 2011, the Asia-Pacific’s leading spatial industry conference, was held from 12-14 October in Melbourne, Australia- and drew its biggest crowd in its 25 year history.
Everyone Is Happy was commissioned by Haycom AV to produce this high resolution 3240×1080 video and other event assets, which they projected onto three massive 15 metre x 5 metre screens using six-edge blended Christie projectors.
The brief was to ‘chart the progression of maps throughout the ages whilst referencing the event and it’s unique direction.’
The Edge, Queensland’s digital culture center, held their relaunch this month after some down time to recover from Brisbane’s monster floods. They asked us if we could provide some visuals that would be fresh and new- so we came up with some fun augmented reality Kinect hacks.
If you’re in Brisbane, would like to play with these and missed out at the launch event, we will bringing it in again as part of the 2011 Ideas Festival. The installation will run all day 22 May @ The Edge. If you are interested in how it all works with this Kinect goodness we will also be presenting a ‘making of’ at 12pm the same day.
Programing: Kyle McLean
Editing: Eva Luenig
Camera work: Pancho Colladetti
Music: CDK (CC BY)
Projection mapping is hot right now. And while we can expect a lot more of it as the hardware gets cheaper and the software becomes better, it’s good to take a step back and ask why do it at all. In this regard both commercial and artistic projects have a lot in common- they create magic. By transforming our surroundings we create a sense of wonder, and this can be used to craft powerful shared experiences. To what end really depends on the project, but projection mapping is a captivating medium and will only become more so. But like any medium, content is king.
So- to inspire and delight, here are three recent video mapping projects from around the world that WIN. Each also has that special ‘something different’.
We were asked to produce interactive projection content for Outcast Opera’s new production “Bedlam”. The above is a short preview.
Written by David Lazar with libretto by Dirk Flinthart
Directed by Jordin Steele
Produced by Jordin Steele and Stephen Stewart
Choreography by Stephanie Pokoj
Music Supervisor: Wayne Jennings
Everyone is Happy Productions was asked to create a site specific light installation for Urban Art Projects (UAP). As a part of the Unlimited Asia-Pacific design triennial, UAP hosted a dinner bringing together 70 leading business people, policy makers, designers, researchers and academics. Speakers for the evening included Managing Director of the ABC Mark Scott, Unlimited Creative Director Ewan McEoin, and UAP CEO Ben Tait.
Light Installation @ UAP Unlimited Dinner on Vimeo.
UAP is a specialist design consultancy creating site-specific art and design commissions for architectural and landscape environments. They have some pretty amazing work showcased on their website.