A Brief Anniversary of Time

Stereoscopic 3D & 2D Projections with Live Performance

Co-Deviser, Media Designer, SkySkan/Isadora Programmer


Tempe, Arizona

September 2013

Arizona State University, Marsten Theatre

Design media and integrate Isadora playback system with Definiti’s SkySkan system for stereoscopic 3D video content with live performance. The show celebrates the 25th anniversary of Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking book, "A Brief History of Time." The first production in a joint collaboration between the School of Film, Dance, and Theatre and the School of Earth & Space Exploration at Arizona State University. The production brought together scientists, engineers, historians, and artists to produce original public programming. Worked inside the state-of-the-art Marston Exploration Theatre with two high-end projection systems (2K and 8K) to create 2D and 3D content, record and edit interviews of leading physicists including Paul Davies and Lawrence Kraus, created DIY videos explaining cosmological phenomenon, and created custom drawings.

Tech Specs:

Definiti Syskan system, includes eight PC computers rendering stereoscopic video to two stacked 8K, 20k lumens projectors with a ninth computer running surround sound system and a tenth control computer. Macbook Pro running Isadora 2D custom content to a second 2K, 20k lumens projection system. Software: SkySkan, Isadora, 3D Studio Max, Blender, Photoshop, Illustrator, DragonFrame, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Compressor.

Key Creative Team:

Writer | Director | Performer: Lance Gharavi

Co-Producer: Ric Alling

Co-Producer |Artistic Consultant: Jake Pinnholster

Lighting/Costume Designer: Anastacia Schneider

Sound Designer: Stephen Christensen

Associate Media Designer: Boyd Branch

Assistant Director: Tyler Eglen

Stage Manager: Aubrey Grace Watkins

Skyscan Programmers: James Cornelison & Reid Landeen

Live performer with stars creating a streaking effect in 3D.

2D projections of custom DIY explanation of a Black Hole

Composite of 3D earth, clouds and stars with 2D hand drawings.

Composite of 3D stars with 2D hand drawings and green screen video of live performer.

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