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Microsoft and Mind Opera use WATCHOUT to run Imagine Cup 2010 event

I’m backstage working on this years Imagine Cup, 7,000 miles from Seattle at the Grand Opera House in Warsaw, Poland hoping that I might see some daylight and a little of the city before I leave.  There are a lot of smart kids here.  http://imaginecup.com/Default.aspx

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ACDC and Iron Man Destroy Rochester Castle!

Even if you’re not a big fan of AC/DC music you’ll love this technique called Architectural Projection Mapping.  On the site of a thousand years of violent history, ACDC were pitted against Iron Man in a ground breaking architectural projection mapping project.  The front facade of the Great Keep at Rochester Castle, was brought to life using the latest in 3D animation techniques. This onslaught of the senses, saw the castle confront its ultimate challenge. Warping, morphing, spewing and collapsing before the audiences eyes. Let there be rock!

TouchDesigner software for interactive content development

We used the TouchDesigner software from Derivative years ago to create visual filler for a live event.  It’s an easy to use tool that lets you create interesting content on the fly. Take a look at what people are doing with it today.

http://www.derivative.ca

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Starbucks video wall at the 505 Building in Seattle

Recently Mind Opera was commissioned by Starbucks to create content for a 53′x9′ video wall one of their buildings located at 505 1st Ave. Seattle.  Mind Opera came up with the creative treatment, produced the videos, audio and motion graphics.  This is the overture video that is between each of the sections.

Producer: David Johnson, Creative Director: Tom Schabarum, Illustrator: Pedro Murteira, Motion Graphics: Caitlin Wilbert, Graphics: Jessica Mans

<p>Starbucks video wall at the 505 Building in Seattle from Mind Opera on Vimeo.</p>

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WATCHOUT technology helps the Gates Foundation tell thier story

Mind Opera worked with our friends at PBJS to create a sophisticated look for the Gates Foundation keynote, Living Proof in Washington D.C.  The presentation incorporated mixed video, audio and graphics. By using WATCHOUT we knew we could
play video across the venue’s wide, curved screen without lag time or hesitation.

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2010 CES Microsoft Keynote

At the beginning of the year Mind Opera helped the Microsoft presentations team along with PBJS and Run Studios to create a stunning wide screen presentation for Steve Ballmer and Robbie Bach.  There were five screens that stretched 160’ around the stage.  WATCHOUT was use to synchronize the screens and add seamlessly looping video as a backdrop.

CES 2010 walk-in 5 screen wide video

CES 2010 walk-in 5 screen wide video

Microsoft at 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES): Video Gallery

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Schakelton Opener for MSUS Keynote

Mind Opera produced the visuals and edited this 4 minute event opener with our client RadarWorks for Microsoft’s US Keynote in Atlanta. Along with the video opener Mind Opera worked with RadarWorks and their creative team to build a keynote that brought one of the highest participant score in 7 years. The center screen is 86′x20′ and curved the two outside screens are 32′x18′ for a total of 150′ of crowd hugging visual spectacular. We delivered the entire keynote using the latest version of WATCHOUT.
Creative Director and Writer; Ted Iserman, Art Director; Bryan Schaeffer.

Shackelton Opener from Mind Opera on Vimeo.

Nintendo Video Signage

Nintendo asked us to help them with a set of displays facing Times Square in there down town NY World Store. The results were phenomenal and they even let us work on a giant wall inside the store.

Nintendo Multi-Screen Window Display from Mind Opera on Vimeo.

4Culture Video Wall

Mind Opera built this video for a a wall of video display panels. Telling the story of 4Culture and getting artist excited about displaying their own work on the wall.

4 Culture from Mind Opera on Vimeo.

WaMu Chicagoland Video

We created this video to open the house at Washington Mutuals employee rally. WaMu may be gone, but this video won an impressive 9 awards for editing, graphics, sound and overall content.

Chicagoland from Mind Opera on Vimeo.