Montreal-based multimedia design and production company Geodezik specified the coolux 3D compositing and rendering system to help create the impressive visual effects that occur throughout the show. The system provides real-time, on-location media control that is customisable to the needs of each user and project. Examples of functionality include the ability to change the colour and form of images, synchronise 3D sound and animate 3D objects. For this production, the coolux system is operated through an MA Lighting grandMA console.
Jimmy Lakatos worked with fellow Geodezik founding member Raymond Saint-Jean to provide video system and content design for ZAIA. He commented: "Cirque du Soleil's stage productions are distinguished by their artistry and expressive power, and Pandoras Box proved to be a valuable tool in creating a visual narrative for ZAIA. Working with Cirque du Soleil, we have the good fortune to be able to create scenery on an unparalleled scale with total creative freedom. Pandoras Box enables dynamic blending of light and images into each scene, and the remarkable technical skill of coolux engineers has allowed us to enhance the show and its storyline using innovative 3D visual elements."
Early 2009 will see coolux exhibiting at the ISE show in Amsterdam. For the full, up-to-date exhibitor list, click here.