This year Flashbangproductions was approached by the lovely people from the Rainbow Serpent festival to provide a main stage decore project that would become a defining center of the festival.
The main merits of this design is to deliver the first live 3D mapping project to Australia. These designs provide an interactive canvas of light in all dimensions that allows VJ’s to produce visuals at an extremely high level of coherence, and provide patrons with a defining visual experience. The design concept itself takes into consideration stage size, cost and the availability of local resource and hardware to deliver it’s objectives.
• Deliver a never been seen before stage design.
• Incorporate 3D Mapping to a live environment.
• Provide an engaging experience for patrons.
• Provide a technically advanced Mapping solution that allows objects to move through both real and virtual 3D space.
• Deliver an artistic light and movement interpretation for live music and sound via the medium and Visual Jockey.
Key Conceptual ideas
• The Stage design will consist of a half cube module that will be made out of existing hardware and then mapped via Artnet into a state of the art 3D mapping system.
• The design consist of 171 LED 16 cell tubes set over the X, Y and Z axis to provide a good mesh for the 3D pattern generator.
• Unlike a conventional 2D map, a 3D map in live space provides more organic coherent visuals and can be achieved even at low resolution.
• The 3D pattern generator is operated by a live VJ, and also has the ability to be synced to a listen module that has patterns programmed to various frequency and tempo.
• Wind Loading on stage
• On Stage set in front of DJ must be modular on wheels and able to move off stage
• On Stage side set may encroach on screen
• Set needs to be able to be pushed over and laid flat during an emergency situation
• The off stage element may only be built to “X” height to insure the roof can come down to a safe working height.