February 16, 2015
Adidas relaunched the Superstar brand with an exciting interactive exhibition and month long series of events at their Originals SoHo Store in NYC. Production company Kamp Grizzly contracted MVT to design and execute a panoramic projection integrated with an interactive experience built by Klip Collective, with whom MVT has partnered with previously. The floor to ceiling video was accomplished by edge-blending and two ultra-short throw projectors. An iMac media server with custom VDMX configuration provided automated control of the complex multimedia installation. Systems integration over LAN network utilized Open Frameworks and Syphon.
February 8, 2014
VJ DoctorMojo created visuals for the Wetlands 25th Anniversary featuring the band Moe. and many special guests who once shared the stage at NYC’s former jamband hotspot. The two day event was held at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY. The historic venue features a large-scale projection mapped interior. MVT was invited to perform live video mixing by longtime colleague Preston Hoffman of Pulse Lighting (LD for Moe.)
September 30, 2012
The 2012 DUMBO Arts Festival featured a large-scale video projection mapping installation which covered the Manhattan Bridge East Anchorage and Archway in Brooklyn. “Codex Dynamic” was curated / produced by Leo Kuelbs, John Ensor Parker and Farkas Fülöp. The exhibition was comprised of an international cast of 16 visual artists presenting single-channel videos on the interior of the Archway and showcased immersive 3D works created by Glowing Bulbs [Kiégő Izzók] + John Ensor Parker and Integrated Visions which were projected onto the entire 33,000+ sq ft surface.
The seamless imagery was achieved via the powerful realtime geometry correction and edge-blending capabilities of d3 media servers utilizing the latest in 3D mapping techniques. The projection / playback systems, which included 26 Christie Digital projectors totaling 296,000 lumens, were provided jointly by WorldStage Inc and Nationwide Video Equipment Rental.
The members of the WorldStage team who designed and executed the technical elements included: projectionists – Mark ‘Mojo’ Johnson & Juan Mateo; d3 programmer – Raul Herrera; media server techs – Alex Bright & Kimberly Dowd; AV techs – David Klueger, Shannon Robinson & Matro Parrish; audio engineer – Kate Brown; electrician – Dennis Menard; project managers – Lars Pedersen & Sarah Ibrahim. Special thanks to Nils Pormann and Luke from d3 Technologies Ltd for their invaluable expertise.
October 20, 2011
The Philadelphia-based production company Klip Collective is one of the pioneering forces behind the wildly popular ‘projection mapping’ technique. As such, it was a great honor to be brought on board as lead projectionist for “Melo Powers Through The Hudson” presented by Nike for the launch of the Jordan Melo M8 shoe line.
The event took place on Manhattan’s west side at piers 54 & 57, overlooking the Husdon river. The large scale projection installation featured an 800 ft. long architectural video mapping as well as unique rear projections on water screens provided by Mirage Water Works. The content created an interplay between the two layers as a giant sized Carmelo Anthony alternately moved though the projected building structure then across the water and back again. The very important task of keeping the multi-system playback synchronized was accomplished by Northern California design company DaVinci Fusion utilizing custom built media servers. The projector package included three single Christie HD+35Ks and eight double stacked converged Barco XLM HD30Ks. Extremely long throw distances and poor weather conditions made alignment and focus a challenge, special thanks to Ryan Uzilevsky of Light Harvest Studios for his excellent work as second projectionist.
Below are some photos of the tech/production/show, some stunning footage of the water screen projections and a ‘behind the scenes’ movie.
November 11, 2010
A projectionist’s eye view of ’10 years of digital innovation’ at Ralph Lauren’s Madison Ave location, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the brand’s e-commerce business. The 7 minute multimedia experience features architectural mapping and synchronized audio tracks. Content was produced by MPC (the Moving Picture Company) one of the worlds largest post houses. Architectural mapping was done by United Visual Artists utilizing four D3 media servers. Staging, video, lighting and sound provided by Scharff Wiesberg. This footage was shot from the outdoor balcony across the street where eight 20K lumen projectors were rigged to present the show.
October 20, 2010
Located in the heart of New York City, Madison Square Garden is the world’s most famous arena, and a favorite venue for many touring acts. The band Phoenix wanted to give their New York fans something special; video projections mapped onto the ceiling of the Garden. Bart Kresa was contracted by the band to design the installation and assemble a team that could execute this challenging project. Mojo Video Tech was chosen to lead that team as technical director / projectionist / video tech along with logistical support / production management by SenovvA.
With a diameter of 200′, full coverage of the projected area required a 9 mega-pixel master frame measuring 3000×3000 pixels. Mapping the circular image to the architecture was accomplished with the Dataton Watchout system. Playback from the media servers fed six double stacks of Barco FLM-R22+ projectors, provided by Video Equipment Rentals, the combined brightness totaling over a quarter million lumens.
Among the many difficulties to be overcome was the problem of accurately positioning the projector stacks in a nearly vertical configuration. Weighing in at 220lbs each, the projectors were first stacked on a custom build frame, designed by MVT, and then cantilevered into place to match the 104º pitch of the Garden’s roofing structure.
August 5, 2014
Content creator VideoBrooklyn contracted MVT to design and install the projection system they used to map the field at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL during the Guinness International Champion’s Cup tournament. Sponsored by the EDM festival tour Life In Color , this major halftime event featured lasers, LED video walls, fireworks and choreography synced with the projection mapped content and audio track performed live by DJ Martin Garrix.
Serving as projectionist and technical consultant, MVT coordinated the installation of 12 Panasonic 20k projectors. Challenges included the unpredictable South Florida weather conditions and limited dark hours over the course of the 3 day build.
November 16, 2012[mojo] [ video] [tech]
As the busy production season starts to wind down, more time will be spent in the studio developing new technical and creative projects. It has been just over 10 months since the MVT studio was relocated from Long Island City to it’s current home at the House of Yes. As you can see in these densely-packed photos, rebuilding is complete and full-on operations have resumed. These spontaneous ‘self-portraits’ were taken using a hemispherical plastic mirror, enjoy…
October 20, 2012
New York City based label City Drive Live is developing an interesting concept which involves remixing archival recordings of live DJ / VJ performances with public access traffic camera footage. VJ DoctorMojo was invited to take part in one of the very first episodes featuring DJ JoroBoro, recorded at the House Of Yes, with post-production by MVT.