A few weeks ago, we shared in depth the behind the scenes of the Resolume projection mapping that took place at SALT16. Make sure to check out that post so you can see the diagrams, LED Mapping documents and pictures of the behind the scenes.
This week I want to focus on a key aspect of the set design from SALT16, the side panels that flanked each part of the stage. We partnered with ModScenes to create a brand new product, debuted at conference this year, called the Aggro Panel. Each panel is a three-dimensional pyramid shape. In all, there are over 440 triangle shapes within the total set.
Each wall is 60 feet wide, and gives a great backdrop to the plain beige walls that were originally in the room. This helped our team create a beautiful backdrop no matter where you sat in the room.
Bryce, our VJ for SALT16, ran all of our media for the two side panels, front LED walls and rear LED walls through Resolume Arena 5 on a custom built PC media server. Resolume is designed for Mac and PC. Coupled with MadMapper, we were able to control our entire environment visually within one software. As long as your media is exported in DXV 3, the specific codec for Resolume Footage, it’s a great solution for a highly controllable media playback software.
Lastly, we used an HS-50 to add lyrics and video playback from a separate ProPresenter machine onto the center LED wall. The 4mm LED wall from Formetco provided a beautiful backdrop to all our speaking moments and creative elements. Giving us a virtual canvas to paint new backdrops on for each distinct moment.
A huge shoutout to Sarah and the creative team that designed and animated all of the original content seen onsite at SALT16.