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“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.

AAPA Conference video for the Port of Seattle

Mind Opera created this video, “Seattle is my home” for the Port of Seattle, which was the host city for the Annual AAPA convention. Our plan for the video was to tip our hat to the Port’s 100th birthday at the beginning then slingshot the audience into modern day Seattle showing them the heart and soul of the city over one Seattle summer. This video only scratches the surface of our beautiful city and the people that live here, so there is still much to discover. If you haven’t been to Seattle, perhaps this will act as inspiration to make the trip.

There was a lot of great footage left on the cutting room floor and some of the time lapse is not on screen long enough to see the interesting patterns form. I intend to rectify that in the coming weeks by adding just the time lapse and tilt shift footage separately along with some more comments about my experience using the Canon 5D II.

I want to thank everyone who participated in creating this video.

Obscura Digital and the Guggenheim Museum showcased

I just can’t get enough of architectural video mapping.  This is a stunning project that wraps the Guggenheim Museum both inside and out in video.

Toyota takes projection mapping to a new level

This is how to launch a new product.  This launch takes projection mapping to new level, 3D. I know this took a ton of money, but it really is jaw dropping and mapping a three dimensional object is perhaps the coolest effect of all. Also take a look at the making of video it is equally fascinating.

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Experimenting with SHOWWX laser projectors

Last week Miquel from Microvision http://www.microvision.com/ dropped by the Mind Opera studios with four of their tiny laser projectors to conduct a few visual experiments.   The idea of these experiments was to combine the WATCHOUT technology with these ultra portable laser projectors to see how they would work projecting muti-screen or widescreen content.   In this first phase we used pre-made content and kept the layouts loose, just to get a feel for what was possible.   We were able to easily build muti-projector configurations, but things got real exciting when we took an old lamp shade and used three SHOWWX projectors to cover the entire cylinder.  Since the projectors are lasers they do not lose focus as the image falls off the edge of the lamp shade and using WATCHOUT’s geometry correction we were able to create a blend that was close enough to see how this concept might work.  Granted we did not use content specifically designed for our projector configurations, nor were the projectors exactly lined up based on mathematical calculations, but what we learned has sprouted new ideas and potential uses for the SHOWWX projectors.   I’m looking forward to the next experiment.

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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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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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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.