Exploring the intersection of technology with art is an installation in Japan called the "Floating Flower Garden" consisting of over 2,300 real, living flowers suspended in the air and motion-controlled. This is the latest installation by TeamLab, a Japanese art collective of “ultra-technologists” lead by Toshiyuki Inoko. As viewers move through the installation space, 3D cameras track them, moving the flowers up and out of the way so…Continue
In a recent LD@Large, John Featherstone spoke of his distaste for the trope of the lighting versus video mentality that pervades parts of our industry. Any production where IMAG is used needs to have a crew that understands the intricacies of lighting for not only the stage, but also for video. I've worked with tours and productions that use IMAG many times in my career, and these are some of my strategies for dealing with lighting for video from an LD's perspective.
On my current…
Asphyxia is an experimental film project by Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips, and it uses two Xbox One Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka and then renders the data inside a near photo-realistic environment. I first saw tech like this being used by Rob Sheridan (Art director for NIN) on the same's festival tour with the human-moved video carts. It impressed me then, but this takes the intersection of CGI and inexpensive, off-the-shelf motion-capture tech to a…Continue