OBLIO invites the audience to draw and sketch together using specialized remotes. The lines sketched become landscapes, shapes fall from the sky and interact with the user-created content, all while generating responsive sounds, movement, and color. Users can also choose from emoji-like “stamps” to imprint on the screen. The visual canvas is ever-changing and the user’s sketches are temporary, fading after a few seconds. OBLIO celebrates a sense of playful chaos and digital vandalism.Enjoy!
“Along with a new opera, a new chapter in opera history may have opened Friday night at Winspear Opera House. Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick distills several longterm trends in what might be called—with either approbation or disdain—a ‘special effects’ opera.”
My secret media installation is now live!
As best we know it’s the world’s largest, most complicated permanently installed media sculpture. For NDA reasons I still can’t go on an all-out media blitz, but here’s a gallery of images.
It turns out that a can of spray foam, some painter’s tape (for face tracking dots), and my iPhone’s camera can go a loooooooong way.
[jwplayer width=960 height=540 mediaid=”354″]So this is a bit old already, but I made this video while doing RnD for a larger project with my good friend Moses Journey. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish with just some magic markers, a latex glove, After Effects, and a healthy dose of idiocy. For the stout of heart, I also offer the raw motion capture session which, upon review, is a lot more unsettling than it has any right to be.
Wolf & Crow asked me to be CG Supervisor on this job and, perhaps foolishly, I jumped at the opportunity. I worked as CG Supervisor, pipeline developer, VFX Artist, and cheerleader. We accomplished the Herculean task of finishing two months worth of work in something like three weeks, and nobody died in the process.
Considering how little time we had, I think it came out rather well!