Have you ever heard a song that it instantly gives you an inspiration ? When the first time I heard the song by Kitten - Kill The Light, it kinda transported me into another place (nope, I wasn't high or anything, maybe it was too many vitamin c), where the walls are made of exposed bricks, with very raw feeling about the place. I tried to find some photos from Google but couldn't find anything close. 

So the only way to get the exact place that I "visited" would be to model it myself. Using Google Sketchup, I built the model. Extra such as crowds, tables and chairs were downloaded from 3D Warehouse. 


The 3Ds file were then exported to Capture Polar lighting visualization suite. This is where the fun begins, programming on the Chamsys with Capture Polar. 


For screen recording, Camstudio was used. Final video editing was done on Trakax

Here is the complete equipments used for the lighting and truss : 


Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it ! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Worlay at Jakarta

Yes, that's not a typo. Worlay, which is Work + Play. Which is what I did (working and playing, and inventing the word "Worlay"). In Jakarta. It's ingenious. So now when people ask me what I did in Jakarta, I'll just reply them "I went there for worlay."

The thing with flying with a foreign airline is that you usually do not know their histories. And the worst possible way to start your worlay trip is by checking the  history of the airline you are flying including their accident histories. 

Thank God that the flight was pleasant with very less turbulence and smooth landing. The Indonesian counterpart was very pleasant and friendly bunch of guys, with great sense of humour too. 


I was checked into a nice boutique hotel in downtown Senayan, with the door providing direct access to the swimming pool with a jacuzzi. 


However, as per usual worlay trip, I don't get to spend much time in the hotel itself, which I think is a good thing. 

Toys, toys and toys. 

This stage setup was in Senayan Tennis Indoor Stadium for an event called Dimension Playground 5. 

Meanwhile, in outdoor, they were prepping the stage for projection mapping on the silent disco. 


That blackish-dish nearest to the camera, is a BAT meat. YES, I ate batman meat. And it's tasty. No, it doesn't taste like chicken. 

All toys working normally

Crew wristbands, instead of boring ol' lanyard

Main sponsor, with the most important message at the bottom

Outdoor stage with projection mapping, and silent disco

Indoor stage all toys working flawlessly


More photos and info about Dimension Playground 5 here and here

Thank you Jakarta for a pleasant worlay trip. Till next time. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Coldplay's Lighting Simulation

This is a light + graphic effect simulation to the tune of Coldplay's Charlie Brown. 

The LED wristbands, glowbands were also simulated which were on the audience area. The quantity of the glowbands were minimal as to not weight down the frame rate. 

The lighting is programmed on a grandMA on PC 6.6, visualized on the grandMA 3D software. Graphic video is from Resolume Arena 4. 

Lighting equipment list :
1) Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1500 x 6
2) Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1200 x 10
3) Clay Paky Alpha Beam 300 x 4
4) ETC Source Four 19 degree x 4
5) Large Film Lighting x 4
(Trying something like this http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/images/pa/71_stagesetup.jpg )
 6) Glowbands

Enjoy !

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