Arco de Luz - A very cool 3D videomapping about Lisboa

Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle, from O Cubo, pushed videomapping in Portugal to another level, by developing a very well done storytelling about the history of Lisboa. 
From August 9th to 18th,, three daily shows widespread among the whole fassades of Praça do Comércio, downtown Lisboa and by the river, to showcase a thorough 3D animated story of Lisboa, since the Arab invasion, passing by the 1873 earthquake to the full city reconstruction by Marquês de Pombal.
Well done either the team and also the Lisbon city-hall, who believed in such a project. It should continue every night until winter time, the tourists would be grateful, I'm sure!


LG mega projection in Berlin

Great branding action from LG in Berlin late 2010, great visuals. Love the deconstruction from the robot.


360º Fulldome Projection

Another fantastic project from the United VJs collective. Fulldome VJ Set performed by VJ Spetto & VJ Zaz @ Plaza de Colón, Madrid, in March 2013 for the Audi A3 Experience.


*Spark lauunches a Crossfader between Laptops

Toby Spark, a well know VJ, just launched an interesting piece of hardware.
The *spark d-fuser lets you crossfade between laptops. Whether switching between presenters or pushing avant-garde pixels, hands-on control for mixing DVI, VGA and HDMI signals is now available in a compact and affordable package.

So, what's in the 750 pound box?

To make the *spark d-fuser, we take an award winning video processor, partner it with a custom controller designed to give you the hands on control and worry free setup you need, and work both these over with custom firmware.
The controller sits up where your sources are, allowing you to push the processor and video cables away from your working area. Wiring is simple – see the adjacent diagram. The video out can go direct to a single screen, or using devices such as the Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition, you can drive multiple displays as if they were one.
Supplied as the *spark d-fuser package are
  • Controller
  • Controller Power Supply
  • Processor
  • Processor Power Supply
  • Controller-Processor cable


Copenhagen club The Hive with cool permanent installation

This video documents a permanent video installation Obscura has created for the Copenhagen night club The Hive. 
The people behind the new club contacted them asking if they would create a unique permanent installation using projection mapping techniques. They designed a wall relief and devised a technical solution that allows both pre-programmed loops to be played by the press of a button as well as letting VJs plug into the system and use the mapped wall shapes as their screen. 
This is the largest permanent mapping installation in Copenhagen so far. 
For those interested in the technical details: projectionfreak.com/obscura-permanent-projectionmapping-at-the-hive The wall relief was designed in collaboration with Sofus Kring.


Oskar & Gaspar Human Face mapping project

Nice doc about video-mapping with the participation of the portuguese team Oskar & Gaspar, who have been shaking the video scene internationally.

By the way, here's the making-of video of the Human Face video mapping project that launched them abroad.