It is unlikely you would walk away unfazed after watching this video. Projection mapping on cars, buildings and surfaces had been widely adopted. However, projection recognition is something rather peculiar. Imagine the computer identifying your facial features, blends it nicely with the light, completely transforming your face into another shell for content projections. A real life CGI projection that traces and follows the movement of the surface it projects. This is absolutely mind-blowing. Check out Prosthetic Knowledge.
Projection onto flesh?
Woah, you must be kidding. A wristband idea that cleverly connect us directly to the Internet by projecting information like time, calls, messages, emails or notifications from social media and other online sites onto our own flesh? Ritot has came out with a concept surrounding the smart-watch technology with projection features. While there haven’t been any physical prototypes yet, the company has amassed almost $375,000 on Indiegogo. This has got to be one of the most interesting tech gadget around. Considering Justin Timberlake’s movie, In Time, where you time literally being projected on human flesh, this is exactly what’s going to happen. The article on Mashable explains that Ritot taps on the pico projector to display content on top of our hands. There seem to be two models available. Interestingly, it is priced at a very affordable price of $120 and is estimated for delivery by early 2015. Definitely a tech piece that is going to rock the world soon.
Light projection masterpiece
When I saw this video, I knew I just had to talk about it. This is some serious light projection experiment done on moving surfaces which explores the possibilities of real and digital space. I questioned the accuracy of this light projection mapping initially, but was completely taken in by the video. Towards the end, it even corresponds with the environment and the beauty of how the elements interacts as well as the animated sequences is simply mind blowing. All done by possibility 2 projector arms. It is absolutely magical. Brilliant work by Bot & Dolly from Mississippi USA.
Take my breath away
As the music industry evolved, the technology they adopted progresses just as much. We have seen how musicians make use of the Google street view technology to produce their videos. Recently, UK group Travis decides to do something just as unusual by tapping on projection technology together with video production. They make use of their freezing breath to animate their music videos under sub-zero temperatures. This effort was directed by Tom Wrigglesworth and Matt Robinson from London. As the temperature was really cold enough, it allowed the animations to be projected onto the member’s freezing breath. A really unique and special approach to producing great content for music videos. Light projections has been one of the prevalent media when it comes to events and exhibitions but it is slowly taking it’s place in other possible video productions as well.