Artica was invited by UAU.PT to create a video and light design for a comedy performance with Miguel Guilherme and Bruno Nogueira directed by Tiago Guedes. This has been another creative and artistic challenge, don’t miss the premiere at 6th of September!
This all started with Rui Horta’s idea of having a physical tree on stage that would support my visual projections. Rui Horta came up with a drawing and I quickly put it to 3D and sent to the great artist and set designer João Paulo Araújo who made this great master piece!
After the tree was finally built, I’ve made the first projection test, for this I created a program in Jitter, where I have a video running on the background, and on the foreground a .png transparent mask with the tree silhouette.
Everything fitted perfectly! We were astonished!!
For the subtitles I’ve created another program in Jitter that could run videos on the background and on the foreground the subtitles could be displayed and crossfaded one next to each another. Another cool feature of this program is the ability to run videos at different speedrates, this was very useful because most of the videos were created in sync with the music, was a bit tricky to sync the video with the orchester and chorus but not impossible. Another great help came from the composer João Godinho who was by my side telling me when to swap to the next subtitle.
Finally after one month of crazy hard-working days, and with a final week of non-stop working, troubleshooting, finetunning and problem solving everything worked so smoothed on the premiere, we were all thrilled and excited!!
The architect Nuno Monteiro invited me to enter a contest to present an exposition concept for the “Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa”, and this was our proposal. My work consisted in finding a way to vizualize the exposition space and its different areas, and to achieve this nothing better than an aeral 3D perspective: