Projecto Concerto was born through Thought at Work, a student run design conference held at RIT.
We were tasked with running the lounge, a space to relax and enjoy interactive games while sipping coffee and socializing. The team decided on the motif of light, inspired by the bright space we were assigned and the exiting possibilities of mixing light with this year's themes of shape, texture, and moxie. The stage props team was working on making these textured jewel structures to place around the conference so I thought it would be interesting to light one up with projectors. Sabrina Nichols and I took over the project and created an experience that brought light and interaction to the lounge, allowing users to play with projected graphics with a MIDI keyboard.
To build excitement for the conference, the lounge, and the project, I quickly created the video above for TAW's social media channels.
Alexa Boyd, Sabrina Nichols, Erin Effinger, Nora Manzella, Stacey Yip, Emily Kordovich, Dan Noppenberger, Andrea Montealegre
Stage Props Team
Dan Noppenberger, Celina Tassone, Morgan Merrick, Gavin Kelly, Hannah Lutz, Elizabeth Rintels, Emily Kordovich
Beeple, Emily Kordovich, Andrea Montealegre
Social Media Video Assets
Projecto Concerto was then invited to be a part of the release party and concert of Floated Alternative Culture Magazine, a student run web and print publication.
Krit Upra, Floated's Creative Director and founder was intrigued by the idea of having a video jockey based experience for attendees to interact with during the concert. He invited us to share the space with Kopps, Humble Braggers, Nerds in Denial and over 100 attendees at Anthropology for the big event.
To build excitement for the release party, the magazine, and the project, I quickly created the video above for Floated's social media channels.
Not much later we were ready for our first ever group exhibition at Gallery r, RIT's metro showcase and learn laboratory for the arts.
John Aesp, the gallery director, invited me and Sabrina to be a part of his latest show CO-LAB, a group exhibition of collaborative projects by RIT students from the Schools of Art, American Crafts, Design, Film & Animation, and Photographic Arts & Sciences.
To build excitement for the opening reception, the exhibition, and the project, I quickly created the moving poster above for Gallery r's social media channels.