Seeds 2014 Production Notes: Kabuki Scrim
We opened the conference on night 1 with one of the cooler creative elements we’ve done to date. Having done projection and Kabuki scrims several times already, we were excited by the actual physical size of this particular piece. Having this drop fabricated out of one seamless piece of sharks tooth scrim material 92’ wide x 30’ high that completely shrouded the stage gave us an incredible canvas we had yet been able to explore. The fact that it wrapped 180° just added to the possibilities.
We used this piece as both a front-projection surface using four Barco HD26K projectors and as a canvas of sorts for the lighting effects from the back. The combination of these two elements together just blew us away and having the opportunity to view looks that we’ve never explored in our space was an awesome experience.
Something notable for us as a team was that we’ve discussed this kind of curtain off and on for several years and only now did we finally have the right combination of set, personnel, and resources to dust off the idea and make it a reality. Never take an unused idea for granted, you never know when it’s time may come!
The finished product came out cooler than any of us could have dreamed. Check out a quick hit of just the Kabuki drop below or you can check out all of Seeds 2014 night 1 here.