Project by ECAL/Benjamin Muzzin
Tutors: Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Vincent Jacquier
Assistants : Karian Foehr, Matthieu Minguet, Mathieu Rivier
ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
Film edited by Pauline Saglio
Music : "Murder!" by Montgomery Clunk (myspace.com/monteebeats) ecal.ch + ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design
With this project I wanted to explore the notion of the third dimension, with the desire to try to get out of the usual frame of a flat screen. For this, my work mainly consisted in exploring and experimenting a different device for displaying images, trying to give animations volume in space. The resulting machine works with the rotation of two screens placed back to back, creating a three-dimensional animated sequence that can be seen at 360 degrees. Due to the persistence of vision, the shapes that appear on the screen turn into kinetic light sculptures.
Mark Roberts Motion Control (MrMoco Rentals) supplied two TALOS Moco Rigs for this imaginative and artistic showcase at the opening of a the new Audi Virtual showroom in London.
Mr Moco Rentals were honoured to be asked to work with Chris Cunningham to create his live event, Jaqapparatus for the launch of the new Audi City showroom in Mayfair. The live show consisted of two Talos Motion Control rigs fitted with cameras, powerful lasers and CO2 canisters. Our rigs are usually the ones doing the filming, but for this event the roles were flipped and the rigs were actually the ones being filmed.
We provided Chris with a 3D generated mock-up of the Talos in Maya that was then used to choreograph the two rigs in a brutal battle. The moves were imported from Maya to the rigs via Flair motion control software.