Costa Mesa, California: Outdoor Projections Further Dance, Visual Art.

The Orange County Performing Arts Center (OCPAC), site of Colaboration. Inside Segerstrom Hall pre-recorded video footage shot by McIntyre was displayed during the onstage performance of "The More I See You." В A live camera feed captured the dancers making their way offstage to the plaza as the last dancer invited the audience to join them outside for the continuation of the ballet. В Video Applications provided a Video Director and twoВ HitachiZ4000 SD cameras for the transition, to follow the dancers as they left the stage, moved through the lobby and then entered the outside performance space. Outside in the plaza Video Applications projected McIntyre's content 30' tall on the side of the building surface as well as onto 10 custom screens raised on truss and configured in a circle. В After performing in the center of the plaza each dancer positioned himself or herself in the 'booth' formed by the truss under the screens where the performance continued as video played over their heads. В The audience was invited to join the troupe in the middle of the plaza and to mingle as the dancers performed in the booths. "The content was all designed by Trey and was synchronized to the dance," Oatey explains. В "Shane Zinke was our Video Applications EIC for the project, and he designed an elegant but simple solution for controlling and routing signal to each display location. "Two Christie Roadster S+16В projectors displayed content on the side of the building andPanasonic 7700 projectors were rigged to a specially-designed truss to project on each of the booth screens. A variety of options were explored for the booth screen surfaces before Video Applications determined that spandex would be the best medium for the screens which needed to remain outdoors between performances and be resistant to the plaza's wind corridor. В The custom spandex screens were fabricated by OCPAC's wardrobe department to Video Applications' specifications. В The booth structures were built by Accurate Staging and Brite Ideas provided lighting support on the plaza. "It was a real collaborative effort all around, and everyone was very happy with the outcome," Oliphant declares. В "Without Video Applications we felt it wouldn't have happened," adds McIntyre. Oatey points out that "The More I See You" was "different from the typical event we do. В It was an exciting piece of performance art, and it was a thrill to be able to contribute to the realization of Trey's vision." Read more...

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