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    Stage design for dj/producer collective, Sub|Division. Work was displayed at Lucky Bar, Victoria, BC Canada.
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////5UBDIV 2014
SUB|DIVISION'S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
From the sub|div website, subdiv.ca
In December 2014, sub|div enlisted us to created branded visuals for their 5th anniversary Lucky Bar shows. We created a set of props, made to size (based on our measurements of the venue), photographed each piece, photoshopped each image and recreated the setup it in digital 3D space. I then created custom VFX content including cloud and energy elements, as well as 3D lighting, and formatted the effects into a loop so that they could run seamlessly all night. We then used stock assets to create overlay dynamic effects that could be controlled in time to the music, along with the built in light controller and stage lights at Lucky bar. We incorporated branding elements, such as logos, as one of these dynamic elements, so that they appear intermittently rather than constantly.
Outsider and April M warming up their set before doors open to the public.
Sub|Div's poster design for the first night, of which our stage designs were based off of. Most of SubDiv's poster designs are made by Carlin Bennet @roccazba from The Number media.
Short video of the night.
////SET DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
@ THE NUMBER DESIGN STUDIO
A view of the installation without any mapping. The installation, being as large as it is, requried a space of its own while under construction. We built the structure at The Number (http://thenumber.ca/), before moving it to Lucky Bar in downtown Victoria.
An example of our custom digital assets, seen here through a virtual camera.
////STAGE SETUP
MIXING & MAPPING
My business partner, Toni, finalizing the last few steps of preparation, lining up assets for mixing through the night. Tying our interface with midi allows us to run the projections as though they were, along with the lights, part of the stage's infrastructure. This allowed the two of us to run both lights and projections simultaneously, coordinating with eachother and to the music as it's played, anticipating set changes and working with both the crowd and the performer's energy.
////DOORS OPEN
SCENES FROM THE NIGHT
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