ILLUMINATION OF THE JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE

INTERACTIVE ILLUMINATION FOR THE METROPOLIS’ FUTURE ICON - MONTREAL (CAN)

2017

Living connections is a unique multidisciplinary project that will turn Jacques Cartier Bridge into an interactive art piece and a next-generation symbol for Montreal.

 

 

The bridge will be illuminated to celebrate the city’s 375th anniversary and Canada 150th anniversary.

Living Connections will become a signature visual element and a true showcase of Montreal’s creative and engineering talents.

 

 

The artistic concept is created and developed by Moment Factory in collaboration with six Montreal multimedia and lighting studios including Réalisations inc. that supports the realtime data collection which will fuel the creative component of the project. The collected information is a living portrait of the metropolis, Moment Factory will use it for artistic purposes to illuminate the bridge and to give us the opportunity to rediscover this architectural gem that is Montreal’s pride since its inauguration in 1930.

INTERACTIVE ILLUMINATION FOR THE METROPOLIS’ FUTURE ICON
INTERACTIVE ILLUMINATION FOR THE METROPOLIS’ FUTURE ICON
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AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE FOR MANHATTAN'S FIRST “LIVING” HOTEL

RENAISSANCE NEW YORK MIDTOWN HOTEL - NYC (USA)

2016

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 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.

 

Ambient intelligence for Manhattan's first “living” hotel
Ambient intelligence for Manhattan's first “living” hotel
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NATURE AND INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

OAK POINT PARK NATURE AND RETREAT CENTER, PLANO, TEXAS (USA)

2015

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. 

OAK POINT PARK NATURE AND RETREAT CENTER PLANO, TEXAS
OAK POINT PARK NATURE AND RETREAT CENTER PLANO, TEXAS
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AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

SEE FOREVER THEATER - NYC (USA)

2015

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.

 

AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
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THE 1000 ISLANDS ONTARIO'S AQUATARIUM

4 DIGITAL DEVICES, BROCKVILLE (CAN)

2015

For Brockville’s Aquatarium, Réalisations designed four installations inspired by the themes and subjects of the aquatically-themed museum.

 

At ground level, visitors approaching the elevator leading to the main exhibition hall walk under an animated projection of a river bed, revealing the marine fauna living there.

 

In the main exhibition hall, visitors enter into replicas of ancient ships of the 1000 Islands area.

 

Inside the HMS Ontario, museumgoers are invited to touch four objects placed on a table, triggering in turn video projections on regional highlights. Neither the objects nor the table contain any electronics. The interactive detection comes from ceiling-mounted sensors. The neighbouring ship, a replica of the SS Kingston, challenges visitors to a trivia game in the format of a boat race.  

 

Finally, as a personalized souvenir of the Aquatarium, museumgoers can record a newscast in a room equipped with a chroma key wall and share the video directly on the web.

AAQUATARIUM, LAKE MUSEUM, BROCKVILLE (CAN)
AAQUATARIUM, LAKE MUSEUM, BROCKVILLE (CAN)
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GHOST IN THE MACHINES

NEW YORK MET OPERA – NYC (USA)

2011, 2012, 2013

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.”

GHOST IN THE MACHINES, NEW YORK MET OPERA – NYC (USA)
GHOST IN THE MACHINES, NEW YORK MET OPERA – NYC (USA)
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THE TRAIN AS SEARCH ENGINE

PASSENGERS OF THIS TOURIST TRAIN LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE REGION WHILE ENJOYING A 140 KM OF BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES

2013

How to initiate passengers of this tourist train to the history and culture of the region without upstaging the 140 km of breathtaking landscapes or the gourmet menu served on board?

 

Video clips are posted on iPads and the sound and light environment changes in real time, according to the GPS position of the train. Passengers can also view the video clips, photo galleries and additional information at will, and at any time.

 

In addition to 195 minutes of sonic landscapes and other audiovisual content, we designed and produced the application and the ‘push’ technology for 144 iPads. The technology, discreetly integrated into the experience, magically lends a voice to its story.

THE TRAIN AS SEARCH ENGINE - train du Massif de Charlevoix
THE TRAIN AS SEARCH ENGINE - train du Massif de Charlevoix
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'VINTAGE' AUDIO & VIDEO COMPOSITION

THE D HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS (USA)

2012

The D is situated directly on the busy Fremont Street Experience and has a sexy, contemporary vibe. Its moniker -- The D Las Vegas -- pays tribute to its location in the downtown scene as well as represents the Detroit roots of its owners.

 

CEO Derek Stevens, who is also called “D” by his friends, invited us to work on a modern visual look with retro ‘Vintage Vegas’ accents evoking the almost centennial history of Sin City. The makeover of Downtown, or “Old” Las Vegas, into a major tourist attraction triggered several major hotel renovations, none as prominent as the transformation of the old Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel into the hip The D, a renovation so complete there is little evidence Fitzgerald’s ever existed.

THE D HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS (USA)
THE D HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS (USA)
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