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City of VA Beach Projection Mapping

I was approached by the City of Virginia Beach to investigate the possibilities for a large scale mapping installation on Atlantic Avenue. The initial discussion revolved around a 3 part series that could become a permanent installation.

First steps included a a large scale ambient light study of the entire area to identify structural opportunities. Next, after review, a site was chosen and testing began.  I established a creative scope and submitted design for city review. Once in artistic alignment I began in earnest. For 2 months the design process was ongoing while testing was done biweekly on site.

On November 5th, at the Sea and Rescue Museum Park on Atlantic Avenue “Awakening”, the 6 minute animated projection mapping piece debuted to a crowd of a few thousand.

The audio bed is a mix from Connecticut based Scatz. Lumens provided by two stacked Barco’s.

Projection mapping, also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings, small indoor objects or theatrical stages. By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. | Wikipedia