I was with Jefferson Waful and TJ Gerckens for the NAB Show 2010 in Vegas this year, and after a fantastic meal at the Bellagio we decided to go check out the patio bar at the Wynn. Â For those of you who have never seen the exhibit, it’s something that you probably need to make a point to see if you’re any kind of a designer or lighting artist.
Actually, any kind of an artist whatsoever should see the exhibit. Â It is absolutely beautiful.
Imagine a hillside covered with lush pines, a lake with figure silhouettes standing, and a large water screen in the middle rear of the view. Â Add a ton of moving beams of light within the trees, playing on their every angle, line, and color, and dancing with the water and the atmosphere around the lake. Â If that wasn’t excellent enough, the lake itself has a large LED field underneath the water, which turns the water’s surface into a running-screaming-dancing-singing body of amazing.
Check out this video – I took some typical Spaz Cam footage of a few parts of the revolviong show that plays while you drink on the patio – I hope it gives you some sense of how beautiful this installation is – great work, Patrick Woodruffe!
(and yes, I know that this is not necessarily a “new” story, as this thing was conceived several years ago. Â However, new to me, so I gotta believe others have not seen it too!)
There is also an unbelievably great article (very in-depth) on the process, work, and installation with Patrick and his team. Â Bob and Colleen Bonniol wrote the article for Live Design, and it is outstanding.