The Klip//Collective, a group that I have been part of since 2004, specializes in large-scale video installations through the use of projection technologies. I was highly involved in this particular project, from conceptualization to production. The proposed design involved the projection of video and animations on a custom made lenticular structure of some 8ft in diameter, and the client required content that reflected a theme of navigation and exploration. In terms of production, I crafted an animated mapamundi in After Effects, using a historical map, and animating ships representing major voyages of exploration. This map was then used as a texture on a sphere rendered in 3DSMax, to maximize the effect of the curved projection surface. The video was completed by adding two cherubs (for stylistic reasons, we decided against the more traditional four) that were procedurally animated using Flash, and then exported to After Effects, where they were composited with the map/globe. The overall result is an interesting 3D illusion, where the content seems to float on the projection surface.
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