Process Video Draft

Here is the process video draft. I left a good amount of time to add more images from the combined approach, I was thinking we might be able to do a time lapse of the actual installation (edited) to show how it comes together and maybe a video of the final effect. Also I would like to add more to the part 1 proposals and would like input on which images should be used for each group. We can also add key words for each group’s approach.

Also I was trying to have the images timed to the music but this would only make sense if there is music on the video which might mean we need to plan for headphones.

Please let me know what you guys think.

Bar + Material/Light Test

Yungbin and I tested a new fixture with the mylar tonight. We cut the mylar to fit the top and put a Phillips Silhouette F21T5/830 inside the cart. By reducing the wattage from our test last week from 39W to 21W we think the new light gives the bar a nice glow. We have 2 ballasts for this fixture in the light lab which is only enough for our bar (2carts wide) at the far end of Donghia Gallery. We think that a bar inside the space will need a less intense light. See photos below of our mockup tonight:

View from front:

 

 

Light fixture:

Blackout Curtain Tests

Renee, Yungbin and I tried several methods to hang up the fabric to create a blackout curtain.  The best method was to fasten basswood strips to the edge of the fabric, fold the fabric over twice, and then nail the curtain to the ceiling (through the fabric and basswood).  This method looks nice since the fabric is rolled along the basswood and since you can’t see how it is fastened to the ceiling.  We plan on folding the sides in and ironing them to give the curtain clean edges.

Close up of fabric folded over the basswood and nailed to the ceiling:

Hanging curtain:

Showing how light from adjacent studio is blocked out:

11-14-12 Installation To Do List

OK – I couldn’t resist.  An updated to do list is below.  You know the drill.

Blackout fabric proposed modified hanging method.  Mock up to be reviewed during next week’s class.

Bar- updated prototype of lighting.  Mock up to be reviewed during next week’s class.

Fabric test for bar area / studio end of corridor  Mock up to be reviewed during next week’s class.

Budget updates – provide estimated costs for items below. Update to be reviewed during class
  • Wood for mounting blackout fabric
  • Electrical connectors and wiring for lights outside glass
  • Mounting materials for lights outside glass
  • Wiring and j-boxes for CK lights
  • Lighting materials for bar
  • Updated food / drink estimates

Proposal for signage at elevator side of Donghia wall Update to be reviewed during class

Catering research – Find out if Newschool catering is cheaper.  Research possible beer donation opportunity.  Research cheaper wine options (receipts for testing of cheap wine are not reimbursable…) Report during class 

Process video presentation – to be displayed during event.  Present draft during class. Patricia

Hanging method for fixtures outside glass (Halogen par lamps)  Mock up to be reviewed during class.

Speakers / sound – coordinate and test various speaker options including where mounted in Donghia.  Mock up to be reviewed during class. -Rose (my boyfriend ok’d using his 2 wireless speakers.) One in Donghia and one outside should suffice, since we don’t want to drown people out with sound. I’ll look into placement, but does this mean we are playing the piece? Instead of constantly looping it, maybe it could just play 2-3 times, kind of reinforcing the unexpected nature of the piece. ALSO: since it will be pretty much the last day of school, um, afterparty?! I can make the mix…

Color Kinetics coordination – fixture samples for use during class.  Mock up to be reviewed during class.

Lighting / DMX tests – Borrow CK fixtures (2?) or other DMX compatible samples and associated power supply for testing during next week’s class.  Mock up of timing for lighting change to be reviewed during class.  

DMX instruction / demo with Kara O’Grady at Strand.  Schedule meeting before next week’s class.  Demonstrate DMX programming  during class

11/7/12 Installation To Do List

Here’s the updated list of installation tasks.

Blackout fabric tests – proposed approach including hanging method.  Mock up to be reviewed during next week’s class.

Bar(s)- develop proposal given materials from materials-for-the-arts.  Mock up to be reviewed during next week’s class.

Signage wall – develop proposal given materials from materials-for-the-arts.  Mock up to be reviewed during class.

Budget update – create blog post for all future budget related correspondence. ASAP

Catering research – Find out if Newschool catering is cheaper.  Research possible beer donation opportunity.  Research cheaper wine options (receipts for testing of cheap wine are not reimbursable…) Report during class 

“Trailer” video – to be displayed the week of final crits.  Consider limited use of sound so we don’t drive Howard crazy… Present revised version during class.

Process video presentation – to be displayed during event.  Present draft during class.

Color version of poster – Present draft during class.

Hanging fixtures for outside glass (Halogen par lamps) – study mounting height and spacing.  Mock up to be reviewed during class.

Hanging fixtures for outside glass (DMX) – Research alternate sources for fixtures to be borrowed during installation.  Report during class

Speakers / sound – coordinate and test various speaker options including where mounted in Donghia.  Mock up to be reviewed during class.

Color Kinetics coordination – prepare confirmed product codes, etc.. for borrowed and donated fixtures.  Confirm all component parts needed for operation (including power supplies, cables, etc..).  Send draft to Glenn for review by end of day Friday.

Lighting / DMX tests – Borrow CK fixtures (2?) or other DMX compatible samples and associated power supply for testing during next week’s class.  Mock up of timing for lighting change to be reviewed during class.  Resource for help with this is Lindsay Arensberg (larens25@yahoo.com).

DMX instruction / demo with Kara O’Grady at Strand.  She may be available to help on Wednesday before class, otherwise a visit should be scheduled for next Thursday or Friday.  Coordinate schedule with L-S_A group and Strand

Request for fixtures…

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Here is the request we sent Ken Romaine at Philips Color Kinetics last week during the storm.  Jeanne, Huanhai, Noele, and I managed to work on it remotely.  It includes a cover letter type request with a brief explanation of the installation, a preliminary lighting layout plan and section, a couple of the latest photos from our tests, and fixture cut sheets.