Ping is a garment that connects to your Facebook account wirelessly and from anywhere. It allows you to stay connected to your friends and groups of friends simply by performing natural gestures that are built into the mechanics of the garments we wear. Lift up a hood, tie a bow, zip, button, and simply move, bend and swing to ping your friends naturally and automatically. No phone, no laptop, no hardware. Simply go about your day, look good and stay connected.

Ping exists as a fully functional prototype and this project is a narrative video collaboration between Electric Foxy, and Dos Rios.

electricfoxy.com/ping/

Credits

Director, Concept/Script, Interaction design, Producer, Art Director, Graphics, Editor: Jennifer Darmour
Director of Photography, Producer, Graphics & Animation, Editor: Issara Willenskomer

Music: Music written, recorded, and produced by James Key
cargocollective.com/jameskey

AARON GAPONOFF
Animation and Compositing

PRODUCTION NOTES
We shot this project on a Canon 7D with the L-Series 35mm 1.4 lens at 60fps. We used Mocha to track the shots, and brought the data into After Effects where we set up 3D particle systems and linked the camera and lights to the Mocha data. All the graphics use Trapcode Particular to generate the systems from custom particles, and we used Yanobox Nodes to complete the hero data graphics. -Issara

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