The incredibly fast progress of “virtual production” techniques in filmmaking is just astounding and will soon drive radical innovation in the broader built environment. Virtual production uses a combination of large format direct-view LED display walls with live-rendered content and … Continue reading virtual production and its impact on the real world?
Here’s an interesting video that discusses the present-day (2021) reality of VR headsets. I find the concept of “pixel density per degree field of view” fascinating. You might want to skip to about 3:00 for the good stuff. The key … Continue reading why do VR games look bad? how to achieve VR in real life?
Compound curves: The Final Frontier? Over the past couple years I’ve noticed several Chinese suppliers of direct-view LED panels offering some wild options for compound curved screen surfaces (i.e. a curve that bends in two planes, such as a sphere … Continue reading LED screens and compound curves
Large format LED screen technology coupled with live rendering is advancing so fast that it’s going to soon “trickle down” and make a dramatic impact on architectural design and architectural placemaking. Our architectural places will blur the distinction between “real … Continue reading the virtual production of the mandalorian, season two
Random Studio in Amsterdam put a couple small experiments on Medium and Instagram that are interesting: Marrying fiber optics to LED screens and using LED screens below water. See the Instagram posts below. I feel like I’ve seen the combination … Continue reading random studio: how can screens be more tactile?
As usual, last week’s Integrated Systems Europe 2019 had some stunning large-scale LED screens on display. For those of you not familiar, these are direct-view LEDs, typically configured on panels that can built up into large-scale, seamless video walls. These … Continue reading ise 2019: the big LED walls
I continue to be blown away by the rapid technical advance of large format LED screens. Further proof comes from the visually gorgeous movie “First Man” chronicling the life of test pilot and astronaut Neil Armstrong. Watching the behind-the-scenes featurette, … Continue reading LED screens used in filming “first man”
Ettlin is a German manufacturer of high-tech textile products with several R+D efforts focused on architectural applications, including Ettlin Lux, a line of architectural “embedded” lighting panels and Ettlin Tec, which is exploring conducting textiles with integrated sensing and electronics. … Continue reading ettlin lux
Fashion house Balenciaga recently had a phenomenal catwalk staging, a rather intimate LED tunnel that was used for some incredible visual effects. Designed by Canadian filmaker Jon Rafman, the LED panels were supplied by Shenzen-based InfiLED. Unfortunately I can’t find … Continue reading balenciaga LED tunnel
Check out this visually innovative and inspiring video from Populous on the future of eSports events. A few screen shots below. Lots of inspiration here for architectural media systems. And check out this great article from Blooloop on the growing … Continue reading eSports arenas
Check out this amazing LED media display at Krasnodar, a Russian football stadium. A curving display that wraps around the entire stadium and varies in height for an impressive effect. The screen is made by Unilumin and has a total … Continue reading krasnodar stadium LED display
According the Hollywood Reporter, Samsung installed the first LED cinema screen in the US at a theater near Los Angeles. The screen is 33.8 feet wide and 17.7 feet high with nearly 9 million pixels. They state that right now, these … Continue reading samsung debuts LED cinema screen in US
Via The Verge: At CES 2018, Samsung is previewing a “modular” direct-view micro-LED 146″ 4K TV. LEDs continue to race into the future…and it looks like the trend for direct-view LED screens with incredibly small pixel pitch is going to … Continue reading samsung microLED
Via my LinkedIn feed, I saw someone from Shenzen Meiyad Optoelectronics posting interesting LED screen modules that include flexible and triangulated panels. Wild stuff…I wonder what the durability of these flex panels really are – there is tremendous stress on … Continue reading meiyad optoelectronics
A marketing mail came across my inbox from Planar announcing their latest direct-view LED screens offering an incredibly fine 0.9mm pixel pitch. To do the math, that’s 25.4mm / 0.9 = 28 pixels per inch, or thinking of it by … Continue reading 0.9mm pitch LED screens: approaching “retina” quality for architecture?