Sample Scrimmersive Modules: click the images for larger versions
4:3 and 16:9 Screens
1. CUBES and ORBS
In the above example, video projections are mapped onto 3 cubes and 2 orbs. The stage is 16ft wide X 8ft deep.
The orbs are 7 foot in diameter. The outside cubes have 3ft X 3ft sides. The center cubes's sides are 1.5ft X 1.5ft.
In this set-up, the cubes are on bases and the orbs are hung from the ceiling.
2. SCRIM BOXES and DJ TABLE
In this one, scrim material is used to get a hovering-video / layered effect. A live video feed is being used in the center to achieve feedback (video echo). In the videos below are samples of a possible stage morph with this set-up. In video A, a banner is used to block the sidescreens. In video B, the sidescreens are revealed. In example C, a third screen is added to the center of the set. LED strips (not in the video) will then be added to the set-up to add new depth to the set. Later example sets will include videos and pictures of these lights.
3. DIAGONALS / PEPPER'S GHOST
For more information - see Wikipedia link
In the 1800's, a lighting technique was developed known as 'Pepper's Ghost' which used projected imagery angled surfaces to make images appear to appear and disappear from the sight of the viewer. In 2012, a similar technique was used to produce a 'hologram' of rapper Tupak Shakur during Dr. Dre's performance at the Coachella Valley Music Festival.
Scrimmersive designs uses a concept similar to 'Pepper's Ghost' to make vide images appear to hover in the projected space.
Below are 2 short examples of this effect being achieved using diagonal scrim materials and special image manipulation software.
5 Scrimmersive Flats are used in the above examples. They are 7ft, 5.5ft, and 4ft tall X 2.5ft and 3ft wide. They are east to be set up, so they can be stored off stage before and after they are used. They can be moved around during the show, changing the style and layout of the stage for different acts. They can also be used to block back-line and unused equipment.
5. FULL STAGE BACKDROP / WALLFILL
Besides the Scrimmersive modules, fullscreen projections can be used to create unique visual environments. In the top row of pictures above, the images are being used to change the scenes. In the bottom row of pictures, tiled video layers are used visual environments.
The following Scrimmersive sample set demonstrates the fabric structures referred to here as 'pillars'.
Pillar video #1 shows the pillars with controllable LED lights inside of them:
PILLAR VIDEO #1
Pillar video #2 shows the pillars with mapped video projections:
PILLAR VIDEO #2
16 PILLAR SET - ACT 2
Like most of the other Scrimmersive modules, the pillars are lightweight and easy to move around, lending themselves to the stage 'morphing' concept (see HOME page). Below is a 3D model of a morphing Scrimmersive pillar set:
16 PiLLAR SET - ACT 1
In this example, 16 pillars are distributed across the back a 25ft stage. The DJ is upstage, with 4 pillars and a dj table.
The pillars in this set are:
7ft tall, 2ft X 2ft wide - X2
6ft tall, 2.5ft X 2.5ft wide - X2
6ft tall, 2ft X 2ft wide - X4
5ft tall, 2ft X 2ft wide - X4
4ft tall, 2ft X 2ft wide - X4
The table is 4ft tall, 2.5 ft deep, 6ft wide
The only video to be shown on them at this time is mapped EQ patterns, like you may see on a digital stereo system. The EQ will bounce to the music, slowly changing colors as the songs change. The opening DJs logo will be superimposed for 1 minute at a time, at the beginning and end of the set, and every 5-10 minutes thereafter.
16 PILLAR SET - ACT 3
During the third act, the pillars have been redistributed around the stage.
At this point in the show, less LED lighting is used and more mapped projections.
The logos/custom graphics are made specifically for the obolisk shapes.
In this Scrimmersive 'morph', the 16 pillars have been rearranged, creating a new set. They are all turned on their sides and stacked - creating a pattern of horizontal 'landscape' format visuals.
At this point in the set, the video content would remain very minimal, using LED lights connected to the inside of the pillars to create the effects.
When the logo/graphics are used, they are mapped to match the horizontal patterns created by the stacked structures.
16 PILLAR SET - ACT 4
For the finale, the pillars are arramged symmetrically around the center of the stage - mapped, with choreographed graphix and LED light displays.
7. DIAGONALS + DJ TABLE (w/ diagonal) + LED LIGHTS
In this example, a combination of LED lights and diagonal scrims inside of 2ft X1.5ft frames are used to create a floating video effect.
The lights and the videos can be programmed specifically for any performance.
8. SCRIMMERSIVE BOX HOLOGRAM
In the above examples, the illusion of depth is created by using several layers of scrim.
9. TUBE TELEVISIONS AND CRT MONITORS
Tube sets and CRT monitors are a great way to display video content.
Using various tools and techniques, images can spread between monitos and show on individual screens, creating dynamic video installations.
Below are several examples of tv walls and stacks (click the image to enlarge).
Weather balloons can be used as projection surfaces - 7 to 10 ft. diameter.
In the picture below, a 7 foot balloon is being supported by a Scrimmersive stand.
11. THE EYEONASPHERE
The Eyeonasphere is a project the uses close-range rear projections w/ custom videos and sounds to create a virtual environment.
- The Eyeonasphere is an art installation, and can be set up at art galleries , or at parties and events.
For more information, click on the white globe, or visit http://www.project-ions.com/#!the-eyeonasphere/crp0