Floating Bridge – Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival

 

This is the third edition of the winter light festival for young and old. For more than fifty days, the historical center of Amsterdam will be the unique décor for this international festival.
The third edition of the festival will take place from 27 November 2014 to 18 January 2015.

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The Amsterdam Light Festival is the result of a joint venture between the cultural institutions, the municipality, knowledge institutes and businesses in Amsterdam.  It is unprecedented that so many parties of all sorts have made such a huge joint effort to make this festival happen and to reinforce the qualities of Amsterdam.

(source: amsterdam official website )

 

Floating Bridge

Amsterdam has more than 1,700 official bridges. This number excludes private bridges; bridges managed by the Rijkswaterstaat and Dutch railway; scaffolding bridges and recreational bridges; as well as the more than 1,400 bridges and viaducts that aren’t numbered. So one more bridge isn’t a problem, especially when it’s a beautiful one like Floating Bridge, a copy of a curved lattice that lights up in different colors.

Creator Leandro Mendes, better known as the Brazilian VJ Vigas, sees Amsterdam’s bridges as being similar to the organic connections that exist between the cells of the nervous system. They provide the city with valuable energy, and passing through by boat is just as exhilarating.
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Floating Bridge is the visual accumulation of the energy of the city. It doesn’t just resemble a dozen stacked and lit Amsterdam bridges but its shape is based on concentric half circles that form Amsterdam’s famous canals. According to its creators, this bridge of light is more than an architectural masterpiece. It’s a way to get people out of the constant turmoil of their thoughts and visual impressions, and offer them a contemplative and reflective experience in return. It’s simple: envision yourself as a package of energy and let yourself be carried away in this stream of light.

(source: Floating Bridge official website )

 

Floating Bridge Assembly – Step by step

To made this concept possible  , Leandro called Junior Costa Carvalho from Sala 28  to help to develop and Cadu (me!)  to help to install and configure the system who can afford the idea.

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Pieces from China , pieces from Brasil , pieces from Netherlands  , all assembled in the middle of cold harbor of Amsterdam!

 

Digital Led Strips is chosen because with this kind of Leds , it is possible to to address each light, allowing not only the color and intensity , but also the creation of patterns for each line of strip.

To suport 21 Led strips , the crew from Amsterdam Light Festival constructed one huge structure made by Aluminum , covered with plastic tubes :

 

Pixel Pusher

One of the most innovative idea of this project is working with Digital Leds instead of traditional non addressable Led Strips and DMX. Because of extreme conditions ( the installation is on a float bridge in the middle of Amsterdam Channel ) , we search for one solution who can be done without many components. All system must be safe from humidity and be placed into one small box . The pixel pusher is the solution for made the system compact and cheap . The most impressive feature is the possibility to control 480 pixels per channel ( each PP have 8 ) . We did 21 arches  , and all pixels are controlled by PP using one tailor made program by Quartz Composer and Processing.

 

Finally after 10 days of working with rain , low temperature and some few hours of daylight we did it!

 

Floating Bridge

3D LED FASHION Workshop REVIEW

By / Por : Carlos Eduardo Porto de Oliveira

 

During days 26 to 29 May took place in Geneva – Switzerland one of the biggest events related to audio visual universe, the MAPPING FESTIVAL festival, during the event throughout the city, dozens of exhibitions, workshops and parties permeated by almost a week.

Durante os dias 26 a 29 de Maio aconteceu em Genebra – Suiça um dos maiores eventos ligados ao universo audio visual , o festival MAPPING FESTIVAL , durante o evento por toda a cidade , dezenas de exposições , workshops e festas permearam por quase uma semana.

I was one of 30 selected to participate in this event, which brought together people around the world to exchange information and techniques involving not only software but also all known tools used and different medias.

Fui um dos 30 selecionados a participar desse evento , que juntou pessoas do mundo inteiro trocando informações e técnicas envolvendo não somente os softwares conhecidos mas também todas as ferramentas utilizadas e diferentes medias.

One of the most interesting workshops this event was to “3D LED FASHION WORKSHOPin partnership with the staff of GarageCubeand studio 1024 architeture

Uma das mais interessantes oficinas desse evento foi a ” 3D LED FASHION WORKSHOP ” em parceria com o pessoal da ” GarageCube ” e do estúdio “ 1024 architeture

 

The idea of workshop consisted to learn how to develop and animate a type of clothing with ribbons of LED and simultaneously be controlled remotely via WiFi by DMX protocol.

A idéia do workshop consistia em aprender a desenvolver e animar um tipo de roupa com fitas de LED e que ao mesmo tempo fosse controlada remotamente via WIFI pelo protocolo DMX .

Besides the course, happened during the lecture event with artists, programmers and new versions of the already world famous MADMAPPER.

Além do curso , aconteceram durante o evento palestras com artistas , programadores e as novas versões do já mundialmente famoso MADMAPPER.

The process included all stages of construction of the printed circuit board by soldering the major parts of the transmitter and receiver…

O processo incluia todas as etapas da construção do circuito impresso soldando as principais partes do transmissor e do receptor …

And the development of the design of the lights into clothing…

Além do desenvolvimento do design das luzes nas peças de roupa…

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The adaptation of LED strips in piece of clothing,

A adaptação das fitas de LED no peça de roupa,

And the transmission tests using WIFI in 16-channel DMX receiver.

E os testes de transmissão via WIFI no receptor de 16 canais DMX.

The final result was a fully remotely controlled and independent wire free piece. these same technology can be used in any LED system without the need for wires and fully computer controlled via / MadMapper / DMX.

O resultado final foi uma peça controlada remotamente e totalmente independente de fios , essa mesma tecnologia pode ser usada em qualquer sistema de LED sem a necessidade de fios e totalmente controlada via computador / MadMapper / DMX.

 

final result

 

 

 

 

Luv and Beats Third Edition presents Luciano

Luciano (born Lucien Nicolet on February 23, 1978[1] in Sainte Croix, Switzerland)[2] is a Swiss-Chilean DJ and producer. He is part of a small group of people who were responsible for developing and nurturing the underground electronic music scene in Chile, via promoting, playing, and throwing parties in the Chilean club circuit.

On these third edition , we developed the new and upgraded animation based on our original and successful concept of previous design.
We work with layers of small loops of animation (with alpha channels ) synchronized by our friend Rogério Lacanna and with audio react systems
During the event also we shooting with 2 câmeras DSLR

 

 


Sponsor: Fusion Energy Drink
Client : Plus Talent e Grupo Disco
Animation / Shooting / Edition: Carlos Eduardo Porto de Oliveira and crew

Hardwell São Paulo

Documentary made for Plustalent

Hardwell

HARDWELL

Publicado em 16/04/2014

Edição com ingressos esgotados do show do então DJ #1 do mundo (Ranking Top 100 DJ Mag): HARDWELL. A turnê que passou por São Paulo no dia 21 de Fevereiro de 2014 recebeu Dannic para a abertura e contou com a mesma estrutura que já passou por dezenas de cidades ao redor do planeta!

Hardwell releases Official Music Video and Remixes for Apollo
Out now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/ApolloiTunes
Stream on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/11lV7nh
Download on Beatport: http://bit.ly/APOLLO_RADIO_EDIT

Hardwell ft. Matthew Koma – Dare You:
Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/DareYou_Itunes

Captação e Edição: Toro Productions
Realização: Plus Talent | No Limits Eventos
Patrocínio: Fusion Energy Drink | Skol Beats

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