Conrad Gargett


High light conditions are always an issue for any kind of projection. Imagine watching a movie in a cinema with the lights on. Luckily we have been doing research into this area and have a few tricks up or sleeve.

Brief:
-To Create a 3 act display to the wall above the Reflection Pool of the Queensland Art Gallery for the 100 year anniversary celebration of the architectural firm Conrad Gargett.
-The display is to provide an ambient backdrop to the event that highlights the long history of the company and incorporates many of its architectural achievements.
-Act 1. A 20 minute 2D motion graphic focusing on the long history of the company and its early major works.
-Act 2. A combination of 2D/3D graphics highlighting more recent works. This section is to have a more modern feel.
-Act 3. 3D effects driven display focusing on the more iconic designs from the firm.

Technical Issues:
The high light levels on the wall in question had to be catered for. Especially the up-lighting directly onto the projection surface. Generally these conditions will lessen the effects of Projection Mapping and are never ideal for more complicated effects, but our research into high-light environments allowed us to cater for these conditions and chose which directions to follow.

Location:
Queensland Art Gallery,
Reflection Pool

Solution:
Choosing the correct graphics and using the right equipment was key, and knowing that pushing the 3D-effects too far just wont work. We ended up designing a show that incorporated strong bold graphic elements on a large scale and implemented a colour palate suitable to the lighting conditions. Also waiting to show the really complicated stuff until the end, when everyone has had a few drinks, doesn’t hurt either.