Projection Mapping – Memory Puddle
For this mapping project, I had decided to make a video collage with the street scenes that near my old house from childhood. The inspiration comes from the feeling that appears sometimes during rainy days about my childhood memories and the time I spent with my family and friends back in China. The original idea is to project the video collage on the wall in order to create a sense of space, by using Madmapper to project different parts of the video on different walls, the project is able to make the audiences get lost in the space they are in. However, after talking to my instructor Simon about this idea, we both thought it is not powerful, interesting and engaging enough, and he came up with the suggestion, which is to project the video on the water puddles. I actually really love this idea because it is engaging but not very straight forward, it opens a way to invite the audiences to discover the project and the emotion behind it. While interacting with project, the audiences are also able to come up with their own understanding about spacial displacement and the meaning of time.
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The Call is the first short film (it might be too short to be called real “film”) I have made as a final project for my visual effect compositing class. The film or sequences I am going to make are related with my dream. The ultimate project seems a bit strange and does not make any sense due to the psychedelic atmosphere and the random objects appear in the shoots, but by combining all those elements together, this project reach the sense of delusion that is hopefully similar with those classical surrealist films. Dali’s work was my 2D inspiration this time due to its psychedelic atmosphere that fit into the theme I am focusing on, and the way he merges the background and objects together can be used as an reference ( light source, contrast of sizes, color balance etc.). It starts with a girl waking up from the bed, and noticing that a lot of objects in her room (book, pen, cup etc.) are floating. She closes her eyes and after she opens it and she realizes that she is facing the sea. Far away from her, several giant plates are rising up behind the sea. (I regard developing the atmosphere of […]
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