Re-animating Dinosaurs

dinosaur skeleton projection

After being invited to perform at the Australian Natural History Museum in Sydney, I couldn’t resist the chance to project onto a dinosaur skeleton. I was performing video in the foyer with Pattern Machine as part of the Museum’s Jurassic Lounge evening series, and the museum staff were super helpful in making this extra request happen.

The Muttaburrasaurus was apparently a herbivorous Aussie dinosaur that lived 100 million years ago, around 8m / 26 ft tall and weighing around 3 tonnes. To project onto it, I connected my camera to my laptop and used Madmapper‘s spatial scanner function to generate an image mask, tidied this up in photoshop, then played with the masked image using VDMX.

Soundtrack by Pattern Machine ( patternmachine.possumpalace.org , see also: related field recordings at soundcloud )

Thanks to Barry Saunders for the invite, and Chanele Moss for general museum awesomeness.

other video projects by Jean Poole )

One Comment

  1. I got a similar project in mind for Darwin ,

    What costing is involved to do similar to animated dinosaur skeleton ?

    Regards Jan

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