With a vision to inspire Canadians to be co-creators of the Canada we want for the future, SESQUI will be reaching Canadians through live and digital experiences as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 and engage millions of Canadians through its immersive media touring festival, 360° cinematic experience, interactive content, live events, online activities and education programs showcasing the best in Canadian culture and innovation.
Renaissance Hotels, known for helping the next generation of business travellers discover unexpected cultural experiences, opened the first digitally enhanced hotel in the heart of the NYC garment district in the spring of 2016.
Guests and visitors entering the hotel from either 34th or 35th Streets will interact with stunning digital displays projected along the corridor, a passage which spans the length of the block. The display does not change on its own, it only responds to human movement, and the interaction between guests and the wall creates a visual tapestry of subtle, organic graphics.
In producing this ambient intelligence, an environment that is sensitive and responsive to the presence of people, Réalisations utilized a variety of technologies including reflective wallpaper, motion detectors, projectors and 3D cameras to capture and project data and movement occurring in the corridor.
The result is a “living” interactive hotel, which showcases the vision of the digital future.
Nestled lakeside within Texas’ largest park is the new visitor’s center of the award winning Oak Point Park in the city of Plano. The park’s scientific and interpretative teams were looking for an innovative way to highlight the park’s many natural and recreational features as a center piece of the centre. They wanted to inform guest on the location of the parks many attributes spread over an 800 acre area and they also wanted to be able to educate visitors on the park’s history, the plants and animals that call Oak Point home and the hydrological and geological features that make Oak Park unique and special.
The project needed to combine elements of wayfinding with an engaging method of transmitting over two dozen scientific themes to a very varied demographic of guests. There was also an additional requirement that the technology used would allow park staff to easily update information by adding new video files to the system and could be easily maintained.
The only non-US company to be involved with the new observatory of the World Trade Center in New York, Réalisations Inc. Montréal has designed and produced a two-and-a-half-minute video for the See Forever Theater permanent installation.
Invited by The Hettema Group of California for the preliminary phase of the project, our creative team first undertook the proof of concept - from design to volumetry and 3D-mapping projection - for this video projection on a moving 3D volume project.
Realisations then scripted and produced the video which included original footage in New York, computer graphics and musical art direction.
The result aims to provide visitors of the Observatory with an alternative view of the Big Apple and to highlight the human aspects of New Yorkers everyday life.
Lepage’s Ring Cycle proved to be the most technically advanced production the Met has embarked upon. Lepage and Met director Peter Gelb are on the record as having tried to imagine the Ring the way Wagner would have staged it if he had access to twenty-first century technology.
Video projection and the use of a very unique set required true theatrical innovation and were anything but traditional.
Das Rheingold introduced a high-tech set that rotates, bends and transforms into different shapes — such as a river or a spiral staircase. “It is also a projection screen”, says Lepage. “Whatever configuration it takes, no matter how complicated, it can receive projection and transform itself into all sorts of things. And, of course, the story of the Ring is all about transformation.”