World Humanitarian Day - Projection Mapped Performance at the United Nations
Dirt Empire was invited by director Kenzo Digital, in partnership with Droga5 and Ridley Scott & Associates, to produce and direct the animation for a performance in the United Nation General Assembly Hall. The goal, as engineered by the Thunderclap platform, is to reach one billion people with Beyonce’s U.N. performance.
Brazilian interactive firm SuperUber directed all technology for the projection and motion studio Founding Fathers generated key animation with us for the final piece. Projected onto the biggest indoor projection screen ever constructed it was 260 feet wide, 60 feet high and projected at 9000 pixels across!
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Ecological Sequestration Trust
The Ecological Sequestration Trust is a global non-profit that advocated the construction of integrated utility sites to capture carbon and reintegrate it into Biomass. Dirt Empire was brought on by the strategic media company Kontentreal to create an engineering visualization of the processes this would require.
Pop Montreal 2011
Dirt Empire collaborates with Montreal Artists Conner Willumsen and Edward Kwong on this animated spot for the Pop Montreal Music Festival.
Beyonce performs at the 2011 Billboard Awards.
The Drop was a collaborative piece between Dirt Empire and artist Michelle Mayer. It was conceived as a microcosmic journey through a moss, verdant forest. Designed specifically for the video wall in the lobby of IAC center in New York City, it was shot at an incredibly high resolution, 12,000 x 1200 pixels to fit across the 120 foot video wall. We deliberately shot the piece with hi-resolution still cameras and macro lenses to generate a lush, larger-than life visual experience. It was created in conjunction with the ITP design program at NYU.
Think Before You Write
This piece was commissioned by DBA, a New York based design company founded with the goal of developing unique beautifully designed, sustainable, consumer products. Dirt Empire, designed and directed “Think Before You Write” as a promotional piece discussing DBA's first product, the DBA 98 Pen. The commercial was intended to visually parallel the pen's mission statement: to demonstrate “an alternative to the wasteful and often toxic pens we use almost every day”. It was drawn and rendered entirely in 3D with a style that reflected the simplicity of a hand drawn line.
The Underglow - Projection Installation for Chris Doyle
The Underglow is a luminous sculpture, a field of glowing mushrooms slowly growing, then glowing and pulsing.The field becomes a kind of primitive screen for a series of animated drawings, animations reminiscent of drawings in Paleolithic caves, of herds of animals running across the field. Projected from a window of the US ambassadorial residence, this project illuminated a snow covered city park everyday through Stockholm's sunless months.