Munkowitz first participated at the Semi-Permanent Sydney conference back in 2004 as an alternate to a last-minute cancellation named Nando Costa.. So when Andrew and Murray invited him to design their 10th anniversary Title sequence in addition to participating in both their 2012 Sydney and Auckland events, it was an offer he couldn't refuse:
The initial inspiration was focused on the concept of convergence within the digital light spectrum, given that the speakers and talent from around the world converge upon Sydney to inspire and entertain the design community... No doubt an overused and trite concept; so munko wanted to add a brooding, galactic tempo guiding a digital romance.. So he took a completely mesmerizing track Frigia by the acclaimed musician Steve Moore and laid it as the foundation and pacing of the piece... While listening to the galactic vibes of the track, munko imagined a series of high-speed movements bathed in a pixellated graphic light; the ideation of convergence for a triad of personas, each representing a color spectrum in the RGB universe, and damaged by the broken shards of their hearts; the fractured prism... In the end, the movements of the three performers unite as one, assembling their cores into one additive light; a memorable composite of dance, shadowing and caustics all embracing movement in unison...
The treatment guided munko to once again team up with the talents of Hysterica Dance Company and Embrace the Void design to source the dance talent and projection light source, and captured the action in high-speed with the ever talented Kevin Gosselin.. The driving digital force was focused around Projection Mapping using the Microsoft Kinect, which tracked the dancer's movements while bathing them in graphic patterns, creating a visual composite of three layers of movement, each shadowing the next... A healthy array of caustic and other galactic touches rounded out the composition of the piece and were certainly symbiotic for the groups visual palette..
Semi-Permanent Titles Credit list
Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
Director of Photography: Kevin Gosselin
Choreographer: Hunter Hamilton
Dance Principal Male: Hunter Hamilton
Dance Principal Male: Zak Ryan Schlegel
Dance Principal Female: Denna Thomsen
Lighting Production: Embrace The Void
Lighting Lead: Kyle Ruebsmaen
Lighting Lead: Michael Fullman
Design Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
Projection Graphic Designer: Peiter Hergert
Editor: Colin Woods
Music Design: Steve Moore
Colorist / Finishing: Bradley G Munkowitz
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