Digital Arena Test Run Documentation

Wed, 17 Mar, 2010

A couple of weeks ago the ICCI had a dry run for September's digital arena event. Rather like some of my 'dry runs' up on Haytor shooting footage for the event, it turned out to be somewhat on the damp side once it got the the actual opening...

Anyway, a number of photographers, videographers and artists submitted work for the test run, including 360˚ video, panoramas, 'normal' video ganged 5-up to fit in the cylinder, drawings, computer animations etc.

Anyway, here's a video excerpt of the Haytor timelapse in it's natural habitat:

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IDA Update 2

Sat, 20 Feb, 2010

Following on from Monday's blog post, everything did sync! Having now seen the Haytor piece up on the big screen I have a few ideas for tweaking the presentation to make it stronger, in advance of the main event in September.

Photos and videos to come, but Thursday evening's launch went well.


IDA Update

Mon, 15 Feb, 2010

It's several months until the interactive digital arena event in Plymouth, but this week is the trial run. With a 12m diameter dome instead of the 20m one that is planned for September it's going to be smaller but good practice.

I'm on my way down on the train to have a look, with a couple of hours booked in for testing on Wednesday having already left 25GB of video files with the organisers...

The projection setup for the dome involves five computers, each running a 1920x1080 pixel section of the projection area for a 9600 pixel cylinder. Creating video files to fit this can be... interesting. The work I'm showing is the Haytor timelapse in a 3up format which doesn't tie in too wellwith the need to produce five video files. A lot of fiddling with five matched Keynote presentations and a bunch of video rendering later and the files were ready.

Here's to hoping they sync properly.


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