The Elumenati: Cirque du Soleil

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Varekai : Montreal, Quebec
The renowned French-Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil utilized an Elumenati HAL-X1 to create an internally projected 360-degree floating balloon for use in their Varekai show. A playful hot-air balloon was used as an integral part of a clown’s performance, and the Cirque’s lighting designers wanted to find a way to fill the balloon’s surface with dynamic video projections to add to the mystery, ambiance, and humor of the show. To achieve this, the designers approached the Elumenati about using an Omnifocus system. The HAL-X1 was small and light enough to be mounted within the balloon, could fill the entire balloon surface with in-focus imagery, and still providing the buoyancy necessary for interaction with the actors. Watch the video here.

Zaia : Macau, China
After a successful collaboration Verakai, Cirque du Soleil approached the Elumenati for a second project in the summer of 2007. For the Zaia project, they needed to create an 8m floating “digital planet” that would also house the rigging for the acrobats as they traversed over the heads of the audience. The Elumenati worked with Cirque du Soleil to design a projection environment that optimized the locations of six Omnifocus SX8 systems, providing critical distortion and overlap information for their video production team. On your next visit to Macau, make sure to see the show! In the meantime, the video is here.

PRETTY EPIC: The 311RS // Film Matters // Behind The Scenes

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A few weeks ago, Jonny from Film Matters contacted me about his upcoming film production: The 311RS, when he mention that there was going to be two RED EPICS on set, I instantly said that I was interested and would do whatever I could to be there.

Being on this set was by far the most exciting and fun shoot I have ever been a part of. Filming the behind the scenes and being able to see what goes into a production of this level was simply amazing.

Also with the F-stoppers behind the scenes contest going on, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to create a behind the scenes video that would be both interesting and give people a brief overview of what goes into a production of this level.

Hope you all enjoyed this behind the scenes video!
Viet Q. Mac

The Official Ralph Lauren 4D Experience

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See the making of Ralph Lauren 4D, a groundbreaking fusion of fashion, art & technology. See what went on in the background to make this incredible, 3-dimensional event come to life – from storyboards to video sets to digital mapping and high tech computer renderings – see it all revealed.

Behind the Scenes

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