Projection mapping is the next tool I am using for my upcoming project. MadMapper, a projection-mapping program, is the software I decided to go with. The website for MadMapper is a great representation of their company and product.
The consistency of the MadMapper website is well done. Their logo, which is white and blue (see side image) sets the tone for the website. That same blue is carried out through out the website. The menu font is also used as the header fonts on the other pages for various sections. The width of the content on the page doesn’t change which maintains consistency further. The background of the page is a dark grey. I think that grey was a great choose for them it isn’t as harsh as black and allows the viewer to differentiate between the content area and the background.
The home page has a top banner that features images of their program in use. I think this is a fantastic feature to have. It shows off the interface in an interesting way. An image of a project that was created by MadMapper is also featured on the home page. The menu is clear, concise, and to the point. They cover everything someone who is considering their product might want to see. Plus there are links to all their social media sites. Despite that the home page isn’t chaotic or intimidating.
The blog page is a one-column blog that shows the most recent post first. It features art created by various multimedia artists, upcoming festivals and events, and product information and update notices. I really appreciate that they feature different projects from various artists that all use MadMapper differently. It shows the diversity of the project and how versatile it is. One improvement that could be made would be to have an archive option on the blog page, to easily get to previous post instead of just one button.
The tutorials page is organized well. Through the use of various fonts, colors, and sizes the information isn’t as vast and complex as you would think. All of the pages use the kind of information hierarchy.
MadMappers website clearly represents their purpose and product. The organization and the use of links and hierarchy is definitely something I am going to implement in my own website. Just as they did, I am planning on utilizing a set color to utilize throughout my site to have further consistency.
“We are internationally renown and experienced to tackle all challenges of cutting edge projects in a large scope of media landscape. We research, engineer, produce, document and promote all our projects.”
Antilop pushes the boundaries of art. With their diverse team made up of various disciplines ranging from communication design, fine arts, architecture, moving images, to computer science and engineering, they make anything possible. Below is a video they created featuring their project they created for Coca-Cola’s 125th Anniversary Exhibition.
“For Coca-Cola’s 125th Anniversary Exhibition’s Future Room concept, Antilop transformed santralistanbul’s Galeri 1 into an immersive environment by creating 90 square meter of 270-degree projection system.”
Creative Directors : Refik Anadol / Maurizio Braggiotti / Efe Mert Kaya /
Art Direction/Visual Artist : Can Büyükberber
Production Director : Serkan Arslan
Producer : Efsun Erkılıç
Sound Design: Kerim Karaoğlu
Pencil Test Studios, an independent game development and animation production studio was founded in 2009 by game industry veterans Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield.
I luckily got to tour their studio with my Character Design Class taught by Van Partible. We got an inside look at the making of their new stop motion animated game, Armikrog. The sets and characters were just beautiful. I seriously can’t wait until I get to play the game. It will definitely be a one of a kind game something that no one should miss out on.
Jam3, a top digital production and design agency, created this stunning interactive movie, The Defector, North Korean Escapes. “Experience in first person, what it’s like to escape from North Korea” The interactivity, design, and style creates a beautiful immersive experience. It allows the viewer to experience first hand what it is like trying to escape North Korea.
Found this great article on Cartoon Brew. It is all about how Science Saru, a studio started by Japanese directors Masaaki Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi. And the beautiful animation they created in Flash for a series Ping Pong.
This just shows that the possibilities are endless with Adobe Flash. Not only can you make amazing animations like the ones in the article you can also code and make pretty fantastic games.
I definitely agree with him on this answer he gave: “If money were no object, how would you change your current setup?I WOULDTURN MY HOMEINTO A BEATIFULTROPICALISLAND… WITH A BEACHSURROUNDED BY WATER… IN A DIFFERENTPART OF THEWORLD.”