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Students win Christie® Design Awards for 3D projection mapping

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The audience at Stratford Campus was in for a glowing treat at this year’s Christie Design Awards, a competition offering third-year Global Business and Digital Arts students access to industry mentorship and leading-edge technology in interactive display.

This year’s competition challenged students to explore the elements of interactive design through 3D projection mapping, a medium that turns objects like buildings into digital works of art through a combination of light and music.  Using Adobe After Effects and well-crafted storylines, students produced magical experiences that took a 3D brownstone apartment model beyond its physical form. 

Grabbing the attention of judges was Daniel Recchia’s first-place composition which tells the story of overcoming the fear of social rejection in a lively sixty-second show. Watch the video.

model of building

still of projection mapping

 

The main character is a Ghost named Charlie who observes the Earth from space. He is intrigued by the life and excitement happening below, but resists participating because of his deep fear of rejection. In a surge of courage, he joins the action and we follow him through a series of emotion with a spectacular performance. In the end, he comes to realize what he would have missed had he not overcome his fears.

“It was a great learning experience, allowing me to continue developing my current skills while expanding into a new medium of digital media,” said Recchia. “Being able to build an intricate projection show on a model designed and hosted by Christie® is such a rare treat, especially knowing that they are world-leaders in projection technology.” [...]

Read the full story in Waterloo Stories.

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