Roundup – April 27 2017

Roundup – April 27 2017

Hi guys,

We have so many things to share with you this time around. From turning the dinner table into a lively work of art, to artistic shows in the Hockey League playoffs. From a major music band planning an immersive blow-out experience, to Disney World’s happily-ever-after dream.

Get ready for the magic!

Our Top Picks

Le Petit Chef: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

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Le Petit Chef in the footsteps of Marco Polo

The guys from Skullmapping have done it again! They created a new experience with the lovable petit chef character. You can follow his adventures, in your seat around the dinner table, through 3d projection mapping.

In their own words: “Le Petit Chef in the footsteps of Marco Polo is a two hour dining show that tells the story of how the world’s smallest chef followed the route of Marco Polo. The show’s 6 course menu takes the guest along a culinary journey across the regions visited by the legendary traveler.” 

Disney’s Happily Ever After

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‘Happily Ever After’ To Feature The Most Advanced Projection Mapping Tech Yet | Walt Disney World

The new night-time firework show called “Happily Ever After” is set to debut at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park on May 12. It will feature the most advanced projection mapping tech yet, and we are sure it will be magnificent! Guests will follow their favorite characters as they pursue their dreams and feel immersed in their magical world. We are very excited about this one, it will definitely be something to behold, never seen before!

The Making of INORI (prayer)

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INORI (prayer) / Making

This awesome creepy-but-cool video features a dance performance that will make you dive into the surreal. It uses real-time facial projection mapping to change the look of the dancer’s faces. They switch from geometric designs, to skulls, to crying tears of blood. It is definitely worth more than a look.

Billboard tells us that“as Prosthetic Knowledge points out, the project is a collaboration between artist Nobumichi Asai, the design studio WOW, and the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory. The video features the dance duo Aya Bambi.”

Sonos x Gorillaz Spirit House

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Sonos x Gorillaz Spirit House

After six years of silence, beloved music band Gorillaz are launching a new album entitled Humanz. The long awaited return of the band will be accompanied by an immersive pop-up experience called Spirit House. “The collaboration with Sonos will give fans exclusive music and visuals through physical installations and projection mapping technology.” According to Sonos Spirit House is “a place where fans can go deeper into the band’s dark, fantasy world and be dazzled by spectacular visuals.” This is bound to be epic!

National Hockey League Shows Compilation

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Insane Chicago Blackhawks Projection Show Opener Ice 2016-2017

Now we can also count sport games shows as part of the awesome applications of projection mapping. In his recent post, Matt Pruznick from AVnetwork SCN mag  compiles 8 popular NHL games using this amazing tech to kickstart the flames in their opening shows.

More Videos From Around The World

 

Now let’s dig a little deeper and take a tour around a wondrous world full of projection mapping initiatives:

Nike: Air Max Day at Pompidou Centre — Paris

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Nike: Air Max Day at Pompidou Centre

Bonython Hall: Projection Project for Adelaide Festival — Australia

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Bonython Hall - Video Projection Project

Sony PS3 Video Store: X-Men — UK

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Sony PS3 Video Store | X-Men

This video was uploaded by experiential marketing agency, Two Goats Creative Partnership. Check out their other Sony PS3 video Pirates.

OMOTE also by artist Nobumichi Asai — Japan

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OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING

Vive Controller Projection Mapping from Korea

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Projection Mapping in Fashion Show Runway

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Projection Mapping-Fashion Show Runway

Interesting Showreels

 

Jerome Delapierre

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Demo Reel 2017

Jerome Delapierre is a talented visual artist and interactive designer working in Montreal. His demo reel 2017 is a non exhaustive compilation of his past work featuring intense creations with projection mapping. We are loving his extraordinary mind!

Mr. Beam

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Projection Showreel 2017

Mr. Beam is a innovative projection art studio developing illuminating content and immersive installations. Witness this amazing collection of their adventures in projection art and video mapping up to 2017. We just can’t get enough!

Other Awesome Projects

 

Face hacking: The creepy cool art of facial projection mapping

by Rich Hardy from News Atlas 

Extract from the article: “Madame Tussauds in Nashville is soon to launch a new interactive experience where a digital animation of a face will be projected onto the wax figure of Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker. The facial projection technology will bring the wax figure to life — its face, at least — as the intricately projected image makes it look like the still waxwork is talking to you.” 

Facial projection technology works on different kinds of art too, like sculptures, as the GOLEM project showed us back in 2015:

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GOLEM X MBA

Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi

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Projection mapping withe the Raspberry pi

Very hands on project. You can build this yourself!

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Community manager @lightforminc | AR/VR evangelist doing digital marketing & advocate of women in tech.