Camp Bestival Festival Finale

Son et lumiere
Camp Bestival // What a Wonderful World

Camp Bestival 2013 Fireworks & Animation Mapping
from C H R Θ M A . S P A C E channel


“It has been an incredible experience to bring all these talented people together and to let loose some technicolour visioning on this heritage castle to a huge audience of over 20,000. Standing in the crowd and seeing so many happy faces and wide eyes has been unforgettable. I’m delighted to have created these Finales with Mark Scarrett and Richard Cranmer for the last three years, many thanks to everyone involved and to Rob, Josie and the Camp Bestival team. As Armstrong sings, what a wonderful world!” - KG
CHRΘMA's third year lighting up Lulworth castle with Brightonart & Two Tiger Fireworks with our Son et lumière show. To end our run of finales for Camp Bestival we visioned a trip around the world as seen through the three eyes of our double hearted alien, Gertie.

With gorgeous animated action and character design from lead animator Emma Wakeley, who brought so much to these Finale projects, and excellent motion graphics from David Packer, Richard Gladman and Alex Barnes. The project was a planetary collaboration, bringing together different styles from different teams around the globe: the Japan scene by Sachiko Nitta, the Paris scene from Sylvain & Remi Rohart and the Malaysian beach scene by Woon Bing Chang and co.

Camp Bestival // Silly Olympics

Camp Bestival Finale 2012: Close Up Animation Showcase // Persistent Peril channel

Camp Bestival Silly Olympics Finale Show 2012: Fireworks and Animation Spectacular from C H R Θ M A on Vimeo. 
Brightonart, C H R Θ M A and Two Tigers Fireworks joined forces for the second year running to create a Fireworks and Projected Animation Spectacular for Camp Bestival 2012. The projected animation tells the story of some unlikely Olympic contenders taking up the challenge of the Games, the team was joined this year by the animation company Persistent Peril. 

The Heritage site, Lulworth Castle, was illuminated on the 29th June by animation projections and synchronized fireworks following Sunday's headline act, the Happy Mondays.  The show provided an explosive end for 30,000 happy campers at the festival curated by Rob and Josie da Bank.

The Finale show was Directed by Richard Cranmer (Two Tiger Fireworks) and Kate Genevieve (C H R Θ M A) who worked together to create a show that blended animation with pyrotechnics: precisely timed explosions allow animated characters to vault off the top of the building and turn into fireworks.  The project received plentiful shout outs on twitter and a nice write up on Computer Arts Blogs.
The projection and firework finale for Camp Bestival 2011 played to a crowd of 20,000. Chroma Collective created animations that played with the Medieval theme of the festival, collaborating with Two Tigers Fireworks and Brightonart, who precisely mapped and projected the animated action onto the front of Lulworth castle.  

More photos on Flickr.

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