• 11 avril 2015

Possible Worlds

Possible Worlds

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‘Possible Worlds’ was performed for the first time in Montreal at The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) in 2015, January 17th with the album launch of Moses Baxter. He’s is the musician you can watch playing in this video. ‘Possible worlds’ is an immersive video project created for 360 / fulldome environment. I created different worlds, objects and graphic designs that I can mix in real time.

When I was told that I was going to create for a dome of 210 degrees, I couldn’t help it: I started right away to dream about space. It’s kind of a huge planetarium and astronomy always amazed me. I was really excited. For the first time, I was going to bring the people around me inside my head: inside some strange planets I imagine. It’s nothing like ordinary vjing to create immersive content. You really impose your vision. You bring the viewers inside your visuals, almost like virtual reality, so I felt very responsible.

sat.qc.ca/en/satosphere

The ‘Satosphere’ is the best screen a videographer could dream of so I wanted to please myself. In movies, I’m always attracted by sci-fi spaceship with their wide screens and graphic designs. I wanted the bring the witnesses inside one of those: inside the viewfinder of a camera. I imagined we could be inside a computer pointing some objects into space. The computer would analyze what it finds and make some calculations. It would measures the asteroids and the objects it detects. The machine would even explore the fragments of a dead space ship:

https://vimeo.com/124153776

These are the renders warped for the projection mapping. The loops where achieve using After Effets, Cinema 4D, Smoke 2015 and GLSL coding in 4096×4096. Live, I am using ‘Resolume Arena’ to VJ. Resolume offers the DXV Quicktime codec that let you work effortlessly with a lot of layers and high resolution video such as this project: 2048×2048. You can watch demonstrations here:

https://vimeo.com/124265596

https://vimeo.com/124252290

These are screen recording of myself exploring ‘Possible Worlds’ in an application made by The Society for Arts and Technology. ‘SATDomePort’ is a software that allows you to experience your full dome content in real time.
satdomeport.com/

Very special thanks to the expertise of SAT who made this ‘Possible’. The organization has created the first immersive modular theatre, dedicated to artistic creation and visualization activities. They trained me and gave me the opportunity to perform and create within the dome. Visit their website:
sat.qc.ca/

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