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The Motion Project


This project combined the collective talents of musicians, dancers, programmers, designers and animators to create an amazing visual instrument.

Music is created by the performer's motion as captured by a pair of XBox Kinects and processed by custom software written in Processing and openFrameworks.

The climax of the project was a performance in downtown Auckland, with speaker stacks blaring and a set of giant projectors shooting visuals at a 30 metre by 12 metre wall in front of the motion artist. Three different film crews were there shooting the event for a TV commercial, a music video, and a live TV feed.

I've written up a post about how the instrument works and another about how the visuals work

Agency: Colenso BBDO
Directors: Jonny Kofoed and Matt von Trott
Developers: Jeff Nusz & Paul Sanderson
Music: Joel Little
Ableton Wrangler: James Hayday
Performer: Joshua Cesan