My references are various, from Chris Ware for his extraordinary layout and (sometimes abstract) images, Hans Richter, Len Lye, Stanley Kubrick or Godfrey Reggio (with his qatsi trilogy).
I must also quote the speech of JFK ( youtube.com/watch?v=6z1DidldxUo )
I would like to thank the people who support me, a BIG thank to Yann, Alexis, Florent, François, Stéphane & Sylvain.
I would like to thank Chez Eddy for their support : chezeddy.com
Directing/design/animation/composting : Céline Desrumaux
Additionnal character animation : Florent Remize
Music : "Granulard bastard" from Apprat.
OneDotZero, London 2011
BUG 27: The Evolution of Music Video BFI london
Columbia Film festival 2011
Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland 2011
Playgrounds Festival, Amsterdam and Tilburg 2011
San francisco internation art festival - SFIAF 2011
Expotoons 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Screen Social, London/UK 2011
Festival national du film d'animation 2011, bruz, rennes
CINEASTIC GONDOLAS, Lech/AUSTRIA -2011
Cristal Festival, Crans-Montana/SUISSE, 2011 (shortlist)
ANIMA 2012 (Brussels, BELGIUM), Best of Shorts program
Cortoons Festival 2012 (Rome, ITALY)
The UK's Festival of Music, Film & Digital
Cinéma Nova - OFFSCREEN festival 2012 (Bruxelles, belgium)
SXSW 2012 (Austin, Texas)
Pictoplasma 2012 (berlin, Germany)
Filmfest Dresden 2012 (Germany)
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 (Germany)
Prix Ars Electronica 2011, AUSTRIA - Honorary Mention Computer Animation / Film / VFX
Brooklyn Film Festival 2012, (USA)
Vimeo Awards 2012, NY (USA)
Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2012 (USA)
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2012 (Canada)
SUPERTOON - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012
Red Stick International Animation festival 2012 (Louisiana, USA) - BEST music video
LIAF 2012 (London, UK)
PICTOPLASMA NY 2012
Les Utopiales, Nantes (France) 2012
In 2011, TV3 produced two very special interviews featuring the scientist and broadcaster
Eduard Punset and the presenter and humourist Andreu Buenafuente. The programmes,
which generated considerable expectation and required a significant investment, consisted of
conversations between Punset and Buenafuente about a range of issues concerning everyday
life set against a video mapping projection of almost 100 m2.
Tigrelab was chosen to develop the contents of the backdrop, an audiovisual "wall" 24 metres
wide and 3.5 metres high. This reactive and continuously changing scene allowed the two men
to continue to talk comfortably whilst they were taken from place to place...from a modernist
library, to a New York building, to being surrounded by a futurist mesh created using images of
Words like love, city, brain, future formed the basis of the production that was accompanied by
live conversation. A total of 20 different spaces were created. The programme was recorded
in front of a studio audience for subsequent broadcast, allowing Buenafuente and Punset to
talk freely whilst the producer "transported" them to different scenes based on where their
conversation took them.
Tigrelab proposed an audio-reactive backdrop developed by WeLoveCode using Processing.
The system was reactive, allowing for the images to change depending on what was being
said. This broke new ground in the field of interactive set design for television. The image was
divided into two parts that were connected to left-right stereo audio, one side for each of the
The technical department created the montage for the projection and management of the
video mapping using three Barco FLM 20K HD projectors and the WatchOut 5 program,
offering considerable flexibility to the producer.
The critically acclaimed programmes were a great success, with an audience share of 22.5%.
Video Mapping: Tigrelab (tigrelab.com)
Tigrelab team: Javier Pinto / Mathieu Felix / Federico Gonzalez / Fritz Gnad / Adrian Smith
Production TV3 / Tigrelab
Audio-Reactive application: WeLoveCode
Mapping Technic: Area Técnica
Director TV3 Pauli Subirà
Production TV3 Txari Sancho / Diana Dominguez
Set Design TV3 Santi Traïd
BIG (big.dk), Kollision (kollision.dk) and Schmidhuber + Partner (schmidhuber.de) teamed up to bringing BIG’s vision of future urban mobility to life for AUDI at Design Miami 2011, running from November 30th to December 4th adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. The 190 m2 three-dimensional LED surface provides a glimpse of the future of our cities where infrastructure and public space is shared between pedestrians and driverless cars. The installation demonstrates how the city surface continuously gathers information about people's movements allowing vehicles to interact with the environment. Kollision developed a real-time graphics engine and the tracking software, which receives live input from 11 Xbox Kinect cameras mounted above the visitors’ heads. Through the cameras the movement of the visitors are processed into patterns of movement displayed on the LED surface. The installation sets the stage for Audi's A2 concept, which had its U.S debut at the design fair and is dedicated to the future of urban mobility, and is capable of communicating with its environment. The exhibition car continuously emits arrows showing its path, navigating between visitors at the stand. BIG originally presented the concept as an entry for the 2010 AUDI Urban Future Award introducing a future city paved with a digital surface that liberates the streets from existing boundaries and allows for a new flexibility of public use.
PROCESS AND PRODUCTION
The tracking software was developed through a series of test installations in Germany and Denmark and has resulted in a flexible setup of multiple aligned Kinect camera spaces, which are processed and translated by the graphical engine running the visual content on the LED surface. The engine is based on a range of parameters that can output a wide range of visual expressions - from a precise vector-like look to a more fluid and playful content. Furthermore the arrow, which illustrates the future movement of the car is real-time calculated on basis of the tracking information of people's movements.
It can be downloaded for free at: http://www.fireflyexperiments.com/
Firefly is a set of comprehensive software tools dedicated to bridging the gap between Grasshopper (a free plug-in for Rhino), the Arduino micro-controller, the internet and beyond. It allows near real-time data flow between the digital and physical worlds, and will read/write data to/from internet feeds, remote sensors and more. It also includes a Pachube reader.
Jason K Johnson [Future-Cities-Lab; CCA - San Francisco, CA]
Andy Payne [LIFT Architects; Harvard GSD - Cambridge, MA]