LDI Show 2012: Live Design Projection Master Classes 2012

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Live Design Projection Master Classes @ LDI

2 Days:  Wednesday and Thursday, October 17-18

Header Photo by: Brad Duns

Visual designer extraordinaire Abigail Rosen Holmes of NYX Design (nyxdesign.com) returns as the creative consultant for the seventh annual Live Design Projection Master Classes at LDI. Spend two days with a roster of top projection pros on October 17 and 18 for an in-depth look at eye-popping projects and technologies that go beyond the cutting-edge and into the unexpected. From cool projection surfaces to hot case studies—how much hotter can you get than the Super Bowl Halftime Show— the 2012 PMC@LDI offers intermediate to advanced training for those working in lighting and projection design. (Newbies should take LDI’s Projection 101 on Tuesday, October 16 as an intro to the Projection Master Classes, which are intermediate/advanced level).

Wednesday, October 17

Room N250
7:30am: LDI Registration Open for badge pick-up
8:30am - 9:00am: Coffee and bagels

Welcome to the 2012 PMC@LDI

Abigail Rosen Holmes gives a quick overview of new developments in design and technology in this rapidly developing field, kicking off our exploration of the methods and technology of this new design discipline that crosses the boundaries of cinema, theatre, and visual design storytelling.

Video at the London 2012 Games

New and exciting opportunities are now available with a range of LED products allowing vast expanses to be quickly and cost effectively transformed into the world’s largest video screens, as seen at the London 2012 Games. Panelists from Tait, Crystal CG Internato and Immersive discuss the R&D, product development, networking, and pixel mapping for this ground-breaking event, along with discussing the challenges faced in producing content for this scale.
Presenters: Carol Scott from Tait; Dave Green from Immersive; Piers Sheppard, London 2012 technical director; and Kate Dawkins, ceremonies art director for Crystal CG International.

Video Design for Electronic Music Festival/Electric ZOO: Jon Goldstein

Projection and video design for the electronic music experience at one of the largest electronic music festivals—stretching over three days in Randall's Island in New York City. Four stages: one outdoors and three tents. Custom design of sets, LED, and projection surfaces with all original content creation for a weekend of music all played back live, using audio interaction, mixed media, and immersive video environments. Hear Jon Goldstein talk about how to conceive, manage and create the visuals for the future of the live music experience.

Lunch and Technology Presentations

Grab your lunch, listen to presentations about today’s hot projection technology then meet the manufacturers and check out the gear!

Projection Mapping/The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Want to know all the steps and processes to realize a perfect projection mapping project? Nils Porrmann of Dandelion & Burdock takes us through us through a step by step how to of the projection mapping process, using the spectacular Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace as an example. From laser scans of the site, to developing the content raster, learn all the steps and considerations which come together to deliver these large scale spectacular images.

Projection Case Study I: The 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Projection Mapping the Super Bowl Halftime Show: If there was anyone who hadn't seen large scale production mapping before certainly everyone had a taste of what it can do after the Super Bowl Halftime show. Eye popping, visually transforming imagery and all presented in the very difficult circumstances of entertainment’s fastest changeover and set up. Bruce Rodgers and others take us through the details of this exciting project.
Panelist include: Sakchin Bessette; Al Gurdon.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel Installation

Join Abigail Rosen Holmes and Arianna Knapp of Senovva as they present an introduction to the video installation at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Installation Video and Cocktails at the Cosmopolitan Hotel

Installation Video and Cocktails at the Cosmopolitan Hotel— David Rockwell's Lab designs stunning immersive environments with interactive video. See the incredible range and beauty of this installation (while enjoying the lovely bar and a drink on us!) Abigail Rosen Holmes and Arianna Knapp (of SenovvA) lead the discussion.

Thursday, October 18
Room N250
8:30am-9:00am Coffee and bagels

Systems Design and Integration

.75 Renewal Credits
As shows continue to use an increasingly complex mix of cameras, graphics computers, traditional sources, and media servers, playback on a varied array of LED sources and projection surfaces requires full systems integration, which becomes both more critical and more challenging. Systems need to be tied together, signals sent down a dizzying array of routing paths at different times, managing signal delays, the appearance of consistent system timing, and signal control coordination. Join programmer Laura Frank to explore the challenges and methods for this critical part of projection and video design projects.

Projection Case Study II: Grammy Awards
More divas in one room than you can imagine and that doesn't even include the TV production staff! One of television and music's biggest events, the Grammy’s required designing video to meet the requirements of a live television broadcast and the demanding taste of music's biggest stars. Designer and screens producer Drew Findley of DF Productions shows us his work designing images for this massive multi screen environment.

Lunch and Technology Presentations

Grab your lunch, listen to presentations about today’s hot projection technology then play in the sandbox for a few hours and get your hands on the gear!

Screen Design for Multiple Performance Live TV Awards Show

Drew Findley of DF Productions takes us through the details of the process of planning and producing screens content and design for multiple performance live TV awards shows. His work includes the Grammy's, BET awards, Hip Hop Awards, and Rip the Runway, amongst others.  Check out his work at: http://www.dfpllc.com/

Envision the Future

Abigail Rosen Holmes and friends discuss the future trends in projection and video—from control systems, Kinect hacks, projected ghosts, and projection mapping— where will this exciting field go next?
Moderator: Abbey Rosen Holmes.
Panelists include: Laura Frank, Drew Findley, and Manny Treeson.

*Schedule subject to change