Yoo sends along this charming animation from CalArts Animation program student Miwa Matreyek, entitled “Dreaming of Lucid Living.” Merging digital effects with a silhouetted character, Miwa creates elegant shadow play. It’s not hard to imagine this kind of technique being applied to live performance – just look at the centuries-old tradition of wayang shadow puppet theater in Indonesia.

Over at the Vixid blog I’ve been looking at the work of French “video scenographer” Perrick Sorin, who integrates projection, live video, and chromakeying into stage performance.

In contrast to the epic, distant pieces created with Projection Mapping (which don’t generally work when you get closer to the object), these techniques give a more intimate look at what the actors are doing on the stage.

/Jaymis.


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  • mj

    "distant pieces created with Projection Mapping (which don’t generally work when you get closer to the object)"
    .
    where is the projection mapping?

  • http://www.digitalmediajockey.com Kevin Hackett

    @mj, The projection mapping is the part with the buildings in the second half of the clip. I really enjoyed watching this and would like it even more to see it in person. Things like this give me so much inspiration. How can we bring some of this art and staging to the clubs, festivals and raves? I mostly work dance music events, but lately it seems its just a bunch of kids on drugs or university brats drunk off their asses and all they want to do is get messed up. How can we get more art and art appreciation into EDM?

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  • Cameron Hoss

    Dreaming of Lucid Living IS a live performance

    I saw her at a festival in Portland a few years back