A few excerpts from a 10 minute, one man live performance piece.
Using projection mapping onto street furniture, a dandypunk travels through various fantastical worlds, interacting with strange characters and treacherous landscapes, in the hope of unfolding the secrets and learning the techniques from the ancient book of "The Alchemy of Light".
Nexus directors Factory Fifteen and Nexus Interactive Arts (NIA) has collaborated with agency Mullen on behalf of American Greetings Corporation, a leading greeting card company and manufacturer of innovative social expression products, to create the ThankList; a digital experience that encourages everyone to start practicing gratitude by writing their own ThankList. All messages of thanks are aggregated into a collective, never-ending ThankList.
To write your own ThankList and learn more about this movement encouraging gratitude, visit Thanklist.com.
At the heart of the experience, Factory Fifteen, created an elegant particle-based film that can be seamlessly customized to thank up to four people and shared via Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In addition to the customised thank you notes embedded in the film, users are also able to input their own photo to be rendered in particles as part of the big reveal at the end.
The website invites users into a simple yet mesmerising typographic WebGL cloud interface which gently leads the user into a world of Thank You’s, where they can explore, be inspired, contribute creations and watch the ThankList grow. The Explore section can be experienced in three viewing modes: cloud, list and trends - each offering a unique window into the many ways in which we are able to express these simple but powerful words.
Title: American Greetings ThankList
Creative Directors: Tim Vaccarino and Dave Weist
Creative Team: Jonathan Ruby, Andrea Mileskiewicz, Blake Winfree, Scott Slagsvol
Agency Producer: Alanna Whelan (Senior Digital Producer at Mullen)
Production Company: Nexus Interactive Arts
Director: Factory Fifteen
ECD: Chris O’Reilly
Executive Producer: Luke Ritchie
Head of Creative Technology: Matt Jakob
Producer: Sarah Arruda
PMs : Faye Barber (web) and Clare Brooks (Film)
Music: Original music by Human
Lead Dev: Ilya Petin,
Python Dev: Jim Bailey
WebGL Dev: Theo Tillberg:
Front-end Devs: Andrew Wilde, Piotr Ojrzynski
System Admin: Sebastian Sito,
QA team: Seth Arellano, David Munoz
UX Auditor: Sebastian Preis
CG Lead: Dara Cazamea
Storyboards: Cyrille Nomberg
Animation: William Lorton
Animation: Sabrina Lecordier
Animation: Ines Pagniez
3D: Pierre Clenet
3D: Remi Cauquil
VFX: Stuart Armiger
VFX: Pierre Clenet
VFX: Zoubein Rana
Compositing: Bence Varga
Compositing: Aitor Arroyo
Compositing: Chris Forrester
Compositing: Gianluca Vecchio