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

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“Light/House” is a MadMapper Driven LED Arrt installation created by the MadMapper Founder Boris Edelstein and Alexandre Burdin in collaboration with the Mapping Festival and produced by GarageCube Hardware.

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This Art Installation  will be unveiled on december,2 2016  For the opening of the Geneva Lux festival at  île Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, Geneva, 19pm.
450 meters of  GarageCube Hardware — LED bar were used to create this stunning LightHouse installation on the top of  the 5 stars Hotel Metropole  .

#genevalux  #genevaluxfestival #garagecube #madmapper #ledbygaragecube

more info about the event on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/343308102690005/

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10/ 18, 20, 25 & 27  Curso Video Mapping y LED
Blackaut: Malaquías Concha 022, Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

10/20-22  Mapping Video
Design Station Wallonia: 78 rue Paradis, 4000 Liège, Belgium

10/22-23  CultureHub LED Mappathon
CultureHub: 7 Great Jones St, New York, New York 10012

10/31-11/3  Initiation au Mapping/ Introduction to Mapping
Pallais Abbatial de Saint-Huber: Place de l’Abbaye, 6870 Saint-Hubert

 

“Having an affordable software solution that works well without expensive unique hardware is key for us.” by Limbic Cinema.

MadMapper: Tell us about yourself?
Limbic Cinema: Limbic Cinema is a co-operative of artists based in Bristol formed in 2012 by the members, Alex Wright, Tom Newell, Thomas E Pryce and Thomas Buttery.

We met as VJ’s on the club and festival circuits around the UK and decided we should team up. Despite the inconsistent wages and sticky floors, club nights always provided us the creative freedom to experiment and take risks. Over the course of four years, we’ve built strong relationships with festivals and events that we share a similar ethos and creative visions with; we’re particularly fond of Glastonbury Festival, Shambala, Freerotation, Alfresco Disco and Greenman Festival where we’ve exhibited numerous installations and in 2015 projection.

Beyond the music scene, we’re focusing more on the realms of theatre, large-scale building mapping, and Art Installations. For example, making contributions to The Stick House, and bringing the Wren Library in Cambridge to life with narrative driven visuals were both hugely fulfilling projects.

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 “Madmapper changed the way that we were making mappings, things get easier.”

By VJ Eletroiman

MadMapper: Tell us about yourself?
VJ Eletroiman: Hi, my name is Ricardo Cançado, aka VJ Eletroiman, and since 2000 I am working with VJing,  stage design, audiovisual performance and in the last years I was dedicated to Video-Mapping techniques.

Since the beginning of 2003, I am developing a Live AV called Representa Corisco. This project was based on an imagery inspired by the Brazilian popular culture and it explores political and social issues through the iconography of the “cangaço” movement and one of its characters: Corisco. After so many years developing this project, now I present a 45 minutes performance with animations that mix video with other techniques including photography, drawing, 3D, and 2D animation.

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 “I don’t choose to be an artist, but sometimes it just happens.”

by Kalma VJ

Madmapper: Tell us about yourself?
Kalma VJ: I´m Kalma, a visualist with a sound engineer background. I use real time processes to create installations, mapping, and vjs sets.

M: You have been giving workshops in Berlin for a while. What do you want your students to learn and what is your challenge?
K: At the moment, I’m working on my next workshop in Berlin. We’ll learn the basics of Modul8 and Madmapper. I´m very excited because the people registered are coming from very different backgrounds, and all of them already have an idea about what they want to learn.

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CultureHUB LED Future Mapper© is one day workshop where students will learn basic knowledge of Projection Mapping technology to map LED lights with a special guest, a co-founder of MadMapper, Boris Edelstein from Geneva!

Our exercise will be choosing right types of LED light, recognizing how the video contents map and control LED light, and creating a simple geometric LED lights structure to take away using MadMapper 2.5 Beta with new features, Surface Shaders and more. We also will be showing GarageCube’s new LED light product, and more advanced LED light structure demonstration during this workshop. All students will receive a free 30-day full access of Modul8 and MadMapper.

DATE 6/11 SAT
TIME 2:00 – 8:00pm | 6 hours
WHERE CultureHUB | 47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

LED Future Mapper Early Bird Special Price ends 6/5
Workshop Fee only: $250
Workshop with a MADlight Starter Package Kit: $450 (suite…)

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Narative Stracture 13 – Intensive Workshop Video Mapping

Registration:
Email to info@mademotion.net (limited to 5 students Plazas)
Place: Mademotion C/ Doctor Fourquet, 3. 1ºB, 28012 Madrid.
Price: 100€

The course will be focused on video mapping technique and the concept of projection beyond the screen.

• We developed the imaging technique and its application in installations and performances.

• We teach how to project simultaneously on different surfaces with different motives and moving images as well as the production of content and its practical application.

• We investigated the projected not only as art but as an art form and language image.

We approach:
Image: Analog and digital (created with video / photo / real-time / code)

Projection techniques, real-time and facilities.
Space: analysis of the form / s and creating a blueprint.
Application: Scenic / installation / interactive.
More info goes to http://mademotion.net/?p=956

“I simply love Madmapper because it is handy and so precise.” by Jacques-André Dupon

MadMapper: Tell us about yourself?
Jacques-André Dupont: I’m Jacques-André Dupont, a French-Colombian AV artist, and performer based in Berlin.
I studied media and masters in film post production. After a short experience in the cinema special effects industry in Paris, I decided to develop my activity around motion design and video production for greater creative freedom. After two hard working years in Paris, my new life in Berlin was a bowl of fresh air. I took the time to develop my artistic work and played live visuals in different techno clubs and festivals. I was interested in the interaction between light and matter, how to bring my creations outside the screen, onto tangible surfaces. Since I was following the VJ scene, I was very inspired by the amazing works of some “Daddies” of the video mapping like the 1024 Architecture or AntiVj.

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