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Aloe Blacc – Love is the Answer

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Directors: Radical Friends
Director of Photography: Matthias Montero
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

This interactive music video had the challenge of lighting 16 different sets of Park Plaza at once. Working with Director of Photography, Matthias Montero, we designed the lighting for 4 characters as they pass through the different rooms culminating in the dance finale in the main lobby. The main challenge on this project was getting all the sets up and programmed with short preproduction time.

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Director: Mark Romanek
Lighting Designer: Michael Keeling
Lighting Console Programmer: Matt Ardine
Lighting Console Programmer: Breckenridge Haggerty

Sonos has no actors, the animation of the lights is the only action happening in the commercial. The shifting colors are showing the shift in music from room to room. Lighting Designer, Michael Keeling, came to me to help him achieve this huge task. A 4000 square foot house was built on stage and we added over 350 lights to create the smooth lighting animations.

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Lonely Island – YOLO

Cinematographer: Larkin Seiple
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

A very ambitious music video with an even more ambitious schedule. Over the course of 2 days, we shot 20 different sets. The largest set is the arrow wall performance area which included hundreds of lightbulbs, several moving lights, and numerous LEDs creating a large softbox.

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Passion Pit – Cry Like a Ghost


Directors: Daniels
Cinematographer: Larkin Seiple
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

Cry Like a Ghost is the story of going through a woman’s life in fast forward and reverse. The whole video was filmed over the course of two nights in Griffith Park’s Cedar Grove. The lighting was used to change the forest into a bar, club, bedroom, and bus. For the bus scene, a media server was used to create some poor man effects with a projector.

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Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapons

Designer & Programmer: Matt Ardine 

This 3d Visualization was programmed on a GrandMA2 and Madrix media server. Used the GrandMA 3D to visualize the show. Then, I screen captured the vizualizer and edited in Final Cut Pro. The towers are pixelmapped by Madrix. The Madrix is controlled via sAcn then the pixelmapped values are sent back into the console via sAcn so that the lights can be visualized in MA3d.

2011 Sundance Opening “Light is Love”

Director: Mariana Blanco
Cinematographer: Larkin Seiple
LED Designer & Programmer: Matt Ardine

The treatment for this commercial asked for an LED wall that didn’t look like an LED wall. Mariana wanted to take stills of Sundance films and pixelmap them across the LED array. A bookcase-looking container was CNC’ed and 1,600 LED pixels were individually placed inside each hole. The result is a video display that doesn’t look like a video display.

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