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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.

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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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.

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.