INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT FOR 360° FILM

Technical Expertise and Innovation for SESQUI's 360° Cinematic Dome Tour

2017

SESQUI is one of the cornerstone celebrations in honor of Canada's 150th anniversary. SESQUI brings together technical innovation and art in a multi-faceted celebration of Canada’s heritage, landscape and people. Réalisations is proud to have been a part of SESQUI’s 360 Technical Innovation Team, providing expertise and support for their 360° film, HORIZON.

 

HORIZON embarks on a nationwide tour, visiting planetariums throughout the country before launching a “pop-up” tour in June 2017. During this mobile tour, the SESQUI inflatable dome theatre will bring HORIZON to the doorsteps of seven Ontario communities. 

 

Réalisations provided expertise and created fundamental equipment to help bring the concept of a travelling 360° film into reality. The result is the HORIZON 360° Cinematic Dome Tour. HORIZON is shot using a variety of cameras, mounted on custom rigs. The film is then projected inside the SESQUI dome from eight projectors, using the newest cutting-edge technology to enable a standardized viewing experience for each stop along the mobile tour. 

 

FILMING: Realizing Canada in 360°

 

Réalisations provided support for the filming of HORIZON by designing, testing and constructing two separate camera rigs along with the help of our fellow collaborators, without which the end result would not have been possible. The first rig holds five SLR Canon cameras which shoot time-lapse; the second rig holds 3 RED Dragon 6K video cameras. Because the film is projected in a 360° dome, the film needed to be shot in extremely high resolution, otherwise the image quality would deteriorate when blown up for viewing.

 

Furthermore, the placement of the individual cameras on the rigs needed to be painstakingly calculated since any discrepancies in alignment would be detrimental to the success of the film’s projections inside the dome.

 

Finally, this project required that the rigs be road-ready; lightweight enough to be mounted to a variety of vehicles for land and aerial shots, yet durable. The rigs were used to shoot footage from ninety different locations across all thirteen provinces and territories, and needed to be able to withstand every extreme of these climates. These custom-built rigs help bring the film’s mandate to life; “a 360° cinematic journey across Canada, and a visual symphony that celebrates the people, landscapes and freedoms that make Canada home”. 

SESQUI is one of the cornerstone celebrations in honor of Canada's 150th anniversary. SESQUI brings together technical innovation and art in a multi-faceted celebration of Canada’s heritage, landscape and people. Réalisations is proud to have been a part of SESQUI’s 360 Technical Innovation Team, providing expertise and support for their 360° film, HORIZON.
SESQUI is one of the cornerstone celebrations in honor of Canada's 150th anniversary. SESQUI brings together technical innovation and art in a multi-faceted celebration of Canada’s heritage, landscape and people. Réalisations is proud to have been a part of SESQUI’s 360 Technical Innovation Team, providing expertise and support for their 360° film, HORIZON.
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HOW RÉALISATIONS USES BIG DATA TO LIGHT THE JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE

Collaboration On "Living Connections"

2017

Réalisations, and five other Montreal interactive multimedia and lighting companies were brought together under the leadership of Moment Factory, to help realize “Living Connections”- the lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Réalisations came up with the idea of using big data as a modulator of the lighting system, as well as creating the programming and software- “SENS.ei Data”- and support thereof to make this a reality.

 

The custom software behind the world’s smartest bridge

 

For every particle of light on the bridge, there is a specific piece of data determining how it is expressed (what color it is, how bright it is, what direction it moves in, where it appears on the structure etc). The lighting patterns on the Jacques Cartier Bridge are meticulously informed by big data gathered by Réalisations' software SENS.ei Data in real time, and will never be random.

 

Réalisations is responsible for developing SENS.ei Data specifically for this project- a custom software that collects, monitors and harmonizes data from various sources; sensors, weather station, microphones, radars, press reports, social media and cameras pointed to the sky. The data is then broken into various categories and subcategories, all of which feed the lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. SENS.ei Data sustains the spirit of Montrealers within “Living Connections”, to ensure that over the next ten years, no two days on the bridge are the same.

 

The Observatoire de la circulation de l'information (OCI) is participating in this innovative project.

 

How data from SENS.ei Data is expressed in light

 

The interior lighting network is predetermined; it expresses color based on the season. The hue changes slightly each day, so that over the course of a year the interior lighting of the bridge serves as a 365-colour chromatic calendar; whereas the exterior lighting network beats to the pulse of Montreal’s data stream. The external side lighting reflects Montreal’s day-to-day energy based on a multitude of data collected from SENS.ei Data. Various types of big data inform the speed, intensity and arrangement of lighting over the course of the day. The collection and integration of media data is what makes each day on the bridge completely unique.

 

SENS.ei Data collects information from traffic radars, bike sensors, microphones plus cameras monitoring the color of the sky, and integrates reports from OCI sourced across social media and online news through the tracking of various keywords and hashtags. There are two main components of how this vast range of data is expressed; during the “Hourly Show” and in the “Ambient” phase of the bridge’s day.

 

Hourly Show

 

Lasting approximately five minutes, every hour (between sunset and 3 am) the bridge will perform a recap of data collected throughout the day. The show consists of four main acts; weather, traffic, media and mood bookended with a brief intro and outro. Particles of light express data from each category in a unique way.

  1. Weather: the movement of light will change based on the direction of the winds, amount of precipitation, temperature etc.
  2. Traffic: sensors on the bridge track the direction of traffic and types of vehicles (trucks, cars, bicycles and pedestrians), all of which modulate the density of light particles on the bridge.
  3. Media: seven media categories are monitored, each corresponding with a different color*. The color displayed corresponds to the most talked about category for the current day.
  4. Mood: in addition to tracking the quantifiable data using the frequency of keywords and hashtags, SENS.ei Data tracks the sentiment associated with all this data, to create a feeling or “mood” for the bridge that changes with the feelings of Montrealers. The bridge can either be positively, or negatively animated based on people's’ reactions to various subjects on social media. A mood rating is tracked on all data, between -1 and +1, which determines the direction of the light particles; if the overall sentiment is negative, particles of light will cascade downwards; if the sentiment is positive they will drift upwards.

        * media categories: environment (green), technology (light blue), business (yellow), society (red), art (purple), institutions (pink), sports (dark blue)

 

Ambient Show (Pulse of #Montreal)

 

The ambient show serves as the foundation for the lighting on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, this is what Montrealers will be seeing for most the time that the bridge is “awake”. In this phase, the vitality of Montreal is monitored on social media. For each Tweet using one of the preselected hashtags (#MTL, #MTLMoments, #IlluminationMTL, #Montréal, #Montreal, #375MTL) a particle of light will descend from the turrets atop the bridge. The characteristics of these light particles will depend on various engagement with the tweet; color is determined by which hashtag is used and can reflect the sky color of the day, the amount of likes the tweet receives will inform the length of the particle, and the amount of retweets will determine how fast it moves. On a day when the city is abuzz with local news such as a Habs victory, a public event, bizarre weather or a big piece of news, these pulses of light will create an excited energy on the bridge. A quieter day will show less activity, and reflect the calm of the city.

 

 

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THE JACQUES CARTIER 大桥灯光秀

大都会未来象征之交互式灯光秀——蒙特利尔(加拿大)

2017

 Living connections项目匠心独具且涉猎多个学科,将雅克·卡地亚大桥转变为一件交互式的艺术品,成为蒙特利尔的下一代标志。

 

 

大桥的灯光秀旨在庆祝建市375周年以及加拿大建国150周年。

 

 

Living connections项目将成为视觉性识别元素,真正彰显蒙特利尔的无限创意与工程实力。

Lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
Lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
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尼亚加拉瀑布3D模型与互动式博物馆工具

Gulliver之门,时代广场——纽约(美国)

2017

之门坐落于时代广场,在不超过一个足球场的展览空间就能让游客欣赏全世界。博物馆展示了模型样式的世界七大洲,各区域的地标建筑在本国设计并制作完成。Réalisations受托制作互动工具,旨在让整个博物馆中的观众沉浸其中,此外设计并建造了尼加拉瓜瀑布的比例模型,作为代表加拿大的作品参展。

 

该项目要求设计得当,能够吸引各类观众,同时提供互动元素,让前来Gulliver之门的游客沉浸在展览之中,而不是浮光掠影地观看3D模型。

尼亚加拉瀑布3D模型与互动式博物馆工具
尼亚加拉瀑布3D模型与互动式博物馆工具
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万丽纽约中城酒店

为麦迪逊广场花园“活的”酒店设计的环境智能

2016

万丽连锁酒店(Renaissance Hotels)以帮助新一代商务旅客发现令人惊喜的文化体验而著称。该连锁酒店于2016年春在纽约市服装区中心开了第一家数码强化的酒店。酒店希望能给客人带来变化无穷的数码体验,这样的体验无疑会给整个酒店业带来改变。酒店选中了Réalisations 。这是因为我们不仅能够想象出客户希望达到的效果,而且还有能力实现它。

万丽纽约中城酒店
万丽纽约中城酒店
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OAK POINT 公园-普莱诺市(德克萨斯州)

位于德克萨斯中心的自然和互动科技

2015

获奖公园Oak Point Park的新访客中心座落于湖边,德州最大的公园内。公园的科学和解说团队当时正在寻求一种可以凸显公园自然景观和娱乐项目的新方法,使其成为访客中心的核心亮点。他们想让游客知道方圆800英亩区域内的各景观的位置,也希望能够让游客了解公园的历史、在这里安家的动植物以及使得Oak Park 公园独一无二的水文和地理特征。


本项目要求用一种生动的方式,向背景各异、年龄不同的游客传输几十种科学主题,同时还要结合寻路的各个元素。 除此以外,在技术方面,要让公园员工通过在系统中添加新视频文件来轻松地更新信息,而且必须容易维护。

OAK POINT 公园-普莱诺市(德克萨斯州) 位于德克萨斯中心的自然和互动科技
OAK POINT 公园-普莱诺市(德克萨斯州) 位于德克萨斯中心的自然和互动科技
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世界贸易中心一号大楼恒赏影院 世界贸易中心顶层

号楼观景台(One World Observatory)(美国)

2015

Réalisations是参与纽约世贸中心新观景台建设的唯一一家非美国本土公司。我们设计制作的两分半钟视频在恒赏影院(See Forever Theatre)中永久放映。应加州The Hettema Group之邀,我们的创意小组参与此项目的前期阶段,并第一次在一个移动的三维体上实现了从设计理念到模型建造再到三维光雕投影的概念验证。随后,Réalisations 将包含纽约原始影像、电脑图像和音乐艺术设计的视频加以剪辑制作,让观景台的游客从另一个侧面领略“大苹果”的风采,凸显纽约人日常生活中人性的方方面面。

世界贸易中心一号大楼恒赏影院 世界贸易中心顶层
世界贸易中心一号大楼恒赏影院 世界贸易中心顶层
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水族馆 千岛湖博物馆(the 1000 Islands Museum)

四个数码装置 布罗克维尔,安大略省(加拿大)

2015

布罗克维尔水族馆是以水生生物为主题的博物馆, Réalisations为水族馆设计了四大装置,灵感来源于该博物馆的主题和展览品。

们过把当记者的瘾。

 

游客走近通往主展馆的底层电梯,漫步在动画投影的河床下,欣赏生活在其间的各类海洋动物。

 

在主展馆,游客走进千岛湖区的仿古船。

 

 在皇家海军舰艇安大略号内部,参观人员可触摸互动桌上的四个物体,依次启动视频投影功能,播放该区域的精彩集锦。这些物体与互动桌都未置入任何电子设备。互动探测信号来自顶置式感应器。旁边是一艘金士顿潜艇仿制品,可供游客挑战赛船形式的益智问答游戏。

 

最后,水族馆为游客打造了个性化的纪念品,参观人员可在配备色键墙的房间录制新闻,并直接分享到网上。

水族馆 千岛湖博物馆(the 1000 Islands Museum)
水族馆 千岛湖博物馆(the 1000 Islands Museum)
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