Pause Fest ID 2014, and The Making Of.

in two days Pause Fest kicks off in Melbourne Australia.The festival is focused on interactive, motion, art, music and design running for 3 days and nights. I wish I was going so I could escape the insanely cold weather here in the midwest, but alas I am not. That doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy a bit of the Pause Fest magic as showcased in the animation below.

 had the privilege of creating the indent for this year’s Pause Fest. Working with a number of designers and animators  landed on the idea of combining communication devices from different eras that would be mixed through various scenes and situations. The result is pretty nice with great flow, and timing. Now if you have ever wondered just how complex something like this can be, watch the second video below from   which shows the making of just one small sequence in the completed animation.

Get Your Tron On.

Back in the day, I mean a long, long, long time ago, I was an avid skateboarder. You could say I was rather hardcore about it. from the age of about 15 to about 21 or 22, I lived it. I hit backyard half-pipes, skate parks, drainage ditches, abandoned reservoirs, empty swimming pools, or anything else that would allow me to try some crazy, possibly bone breaking stunt. That might be part of the reason that this video got me all excited. Riding in a half-pipe with projection mapped graphics flowing all over the place would have been so amazing back in the day.

Anyway this isn’t about me and my skateboard days, this is about the preview staging for Tron Legacy in Australia. This was produced by Eness for the movie, and was on display at the Melbourne Museum, in Melbourne Australia. This truly is the season of projection mapping because this stuff is now everywhere, but what I like about this is the way Eness has tied to the music, and the live action of the skaters in the half-pipe.

The graphics really work with the movie theme, and the music by Galapagoose is fitting. I hope we see a lot more of this over the next year as the software improves and the projection systems get better.