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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.

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.

Mind Opera Helps Bill Gates Improve

In October of 2009 Mind Opera worked with a local Seattle AD Agency, PBJS to bring Bill and Melinda’s Impatient Optimist presentation to life using the WATCHOUT technology.   This article from presentationzen blog shows how Bill’s presentations have improved over the last year and we at Mind Opera are proud to be a part of that.  Enjoy!

Bill Gate, Impatient Optimist presentation

Bill Gate, Impatient Optimist presentation

http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2010/08/the-naked-transformation-of-bill-gates-the-presenter.html

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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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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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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.

Mind Opera Video Reel

A video reel of all of our good stuff.

Mind Opera Reel 2009 from Mind Opera on Vimeo.