Crowd Hero is an interactive media piece that was experienced by over 1300 attendants at the "Reality 14 Conference" in San Pedro, CA on April 12th, 2014. An icebreaker for the event, some audience members were given either cups or maracas so they could follow the beat displayed onscreen.
A recording of this live event can be seen here: vimeo.com/92962253
This idea for this interactive media piece was inspired by a similar crowd game experienced at the Catalyst Conference in 2013. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Can6bdRlDt4
Vector graphics created in Illustrator CS6, animated in After Effects CS6 and edited in Premiere Pro CS6. This animation would have been tedious and difficult without Dan Borufka's method of triggering animations based on layer marker. http://cgi.tutsplus.com/tutorials/trigger-sounds-and-animations-by-markers-in-after-effects--ae-23825