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ZONES Opening Video and Motion Graphics

Zones Inc., a global tech company located in the Seattle area wanted to communicate new developments at their yearly Partner Summit.  They approached Mind Opera with a special opportunity to develop rich and dynamic visuals to the theme of “Amplify”.    We produced media that took advantage of the venues many screens, like a looping walk-in segments, a powerful opening video, speaker intros and multiple motion graphics pieces that conveyed the excitement and energy of the event.   With the use of WATCHOUT as a video delivery tool, we were able to control the video across the multiple screens and deliver a seamless experience for the audience.   Our client Zones was happy with the impact and their audience was “Amplified” about the message.

Zones Opener from Mind Opera on Vimeo.

Shot taken at Zones Partner Summit
Shot taken at Zones Partner Summit

Anaglyphic 3D adds fun to awards

One of our larger clients asked us to create something different and fun for a typical awards ceremony across an wide screen installation.  We decided to try some Anaglyph 3D effects, which is where you use the two color (Red/Cyan) glasses to view the video.  Everything in this video was created using a combination of Cinema 4d, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.  The best part was to see 2000 attendees eagerly put those goofy glasses on and enjoy the experience.  We are looking forward to going to the next level of 3D using stereoscopic 3D.

This video shows one of the sections and each section can be controlled to stay and loop (like the rings and background or go to the next section on our command.

Simple projection mapping adds wow!

Projection mapping has become a hot word in Audio Visual industry.  Whether it is a permanent installation or a live event, it is exciting to watch a building or an object come to life and can elicit some wow moments.  Mind Opera has been using the technique to add visual interest to more and more projects.  It adds a lot of texture and visual interest without skyrocketing the cost of adding multiple projectors.  Even on a simple projection mapping project (seen photos below) we spend time preparing graphics and video to fit closely to the multiple screens, while still allowing wiggle room for on-site adjustments as the actual installation will never be perfect.  The next step is to adjust the projection to fit the screen sets, then using some vibrant green we begin to perfectly fit the projection to the smaller screens.  It took about 5 hours to complete these screens, but the results are more interesting than a standard screen and adds a wow factor to the overall look.

Adjusting the projection map

Finish projection

A screen as large as a football field

This Winter Mind Opera worked with PSAV to bring to life a Starwood Hotels event on one of the largest screens we have worked on to date.  With a massive pixel canvas of 17400 x 1080, the screen stretched 274 feet across the ballroom with slight curves at the ends.  When we work on screens of this size our experience has taught us that sweating the little things is always a big deal, because at nearly a football field across, every detail matters and shows.   We even go as far as prototyping a smaller version at our office just to make sure we get it right.  That’s why we our fanatics about our process and the continued success it brings to our clients. What ever size the screen or project we pay the same attention to detail on every aspect without fail. 

 

Almost as wide as a football field

Almost as wide as a football field

Backstage WATCHOUT setup

Backstage WATCHOUT setup

“Seattle Is My Home” wins three Telly awards

 I know they’re just chunks of pretty metal, but to be quite frank the Port of Seattle video was so much fun for us to create and we enjoyed showing off our amazing city in full summer swing that winning these prestigious awards just feels right. Here are the categories we won, Visual Effects, Live Events and Motivational.Come by our office some time and we can drink from the challis of victory and discuss your next project.