Kévin from Blockhouse Studios (US) kindly accepted to answer our questions,
so let’s discover the studio’s huge mapping projects and installations using MadMapper 😉

Could you present the company you work for? 

I am Kevin Winkler the Owner of Blockhouse Studios with my business partner Andy Beargie.
We started Blockhouse Studios 7 years ago in Bloomington Indiana. We started as a production company and recording studio and have expanded in to the projection mapping market. Projection Mapping has become large part of out business in the last 4 years.
We took to this projection mapping very quickly as it used every aspect of the broad skillset that Andy and I have acquired over the years.

Could you present your latest works, and the associated setups? 

NCAA IU Basket Ball Court @ Assembly Hall
For this project we used:8x 25,000 Lumen Epson Pro L25000U Laser projectors in a 2×2 configuration with stacked pairs.
Spec’d iMac Pro with eGPU AMD WX9100 Pro
Connected to Epson HDBaseT Converters to 320FT Cat6.

Why did you choose to use MadMapper?

Stable, Scalable, low-cost, always updated with new hardware compatibly, user friendly, and simple.
I feel one strength I’ve noticed is the Mad Mapper team carefully chooses which features to implement. Many of the other solutions on the market have so many options and features that don’t always work properly or make the application overwhelming to learn and navigate.
I feel this has allowed the Mad Mapper Team to focus on making every feature work as smoothly as possibly while keeping the application lightweight and powerful. In our testing the programs scales with your hardware with no issues. If you have a system that can push 16x 4k projectors with 4 High End GPUs and NVME RAIDs then Mad Mapper will push it.

How did you know about MadMapper?

Six Years ago I typed projection mapping into google and Mad Mapper came up. 

What are the 3 key-features you like the most? 

1.THE NEW CUE SYSTEM!!!
This is by far the most exciting feature added, its opened so many options for shows.
2. OBJ Import and using video files as UV
3. Spacial Scanner

If you had a (single) 3 request to improve MadMapper what would it be? 

1. Allow me to drag folders in the media browser so large projects can be more organized.
2. Bezier curves on mask
3. Keep expanding on the cue system

Thanks a lot Kevin !

http://www.blockhouse.media
https://www.facebook.com/blockhousestudios/
https://www.instagram.com/blockhousestudios

SSWIII creates FREE VJ Clips and release them for free to the creative community under a creative commons license.

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You can download his free vj package, Genesis 10.0 on one click here. Here is his VJ Loops on Vimeo.

SSWIII is an artist, a designer, a motion graphic designer, and a visual performer! He is absolutely happy to share his vj clips with and be apart of the projection mapping, live visual creative community.

Also check out his everyday 3d art (365-design, a day project) for here .

Enjoy!

Does Size matters? Apparently not!

Rice Mapping is the world’s smallest video mapping ever. Drill Tokyo ’s creative team created this amazing video mapping performance on a single rice grain using #MadMapper . This work was presented during the Tokyo design week in Milano- Itlay – from 4 to 19 april 2015.

We created the world’s smallest projection mapping that brings together Japan’s ancient values and state-of-the-art technology. As it is being viewed, the texture of the “rice” begins to change so that it is no longer just rice. This reflects the ancient Japanese belief in shogyo mujo (the impermanence of worldly things), which is embodied in the saying: “all creation is infinitely transitory with forms and values changing in each moment.”
Drill is an ultimate creative team that uses all possible means to achieve goals including: strategy, advertising, promotion, content, product, digital, event, and PR.
This project was created in collaboration with aircord (system development), Maxilla (video production), and Yuki Precision (precision machining).”

Drill Tokyo

MadMapper supports a great Kickstater project from Craig Winslow where two video adventurers will cross the USA territory during 15 days in June 2015. 15 of daily immersive video Mapping projections illustrating a westward adventure from Portland (ME) to Portland (OR) using MadMapper

 

You can back this project until June, 1st
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craigwinslow/projecting-west

Project page:
http://projectingwest.com

Creator’s project article about the project:
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/premiere-projecting-west-takes-immersive-projection-mapping-on-the-road

SHAPING TIME is a JEFF MILLS & Mike Latona, Sean Caruso and AV Exciters (Elephant Structure) Show in Montreal using MadMapper to control lights with the Madlight feature.

JEFF MILLS – MONTREAL from Latona Mike on Vimeo.

Jeff Mill’s interview about Shaping time:
http://eliptikmagazine.ca/jeff-mills-shaping-time/

MADLIGHT
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1024 architecture and Garagecube are currently conducting a workshop  at Darwin ecosystem-  Bordeaux.  5 video artists from Bordeaux area joined this workshop to build a light installation for the digital week  #SDBX4 . This art piece made out of 5x 3d digital clock characters will be installed on the front of the Bordeaux’s city hall from the 12th of september

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