“After working independently on pieces for VIVID for 3 seasons, it felt like a dream to direct my own projection for the festival of light. Masterchef was a chance for us to bring the character based play that Mighty Nice is so skilled at to a new medium and a new audience.”
Bonnie Taylor Forsyth
TINY CHEFS COOK UP A MIXED MEDIA EVENT!
The main focus of our VIVID piece is the beautiful, multi-tiered cake. This has been made using 3D CGI with some additional painting to enhance the final image. Building the cake in 3D allows us to use depth – like when the base of the cake rolls towards the camera – making the projection really pop against the ASN Co Building.
Our characters have been animated traditionally by hand in 2D, giving greater contrast against the cake. The cake is built by mini ‘construction chefs’. The cake grows up the height of ASN Co as the little chefs add layer after layer, carefully positioning each element. There are little concrete trucks delivering cream, wheelbarrows delivering strawberries, and crane arms placing toffee.
A chef waves in a ’10’ sculpted out of lights at the pinnacle of the cake to light up the party and kick off the celebrations.
Our tight knit team ran this project like they were in a commercial kitchen with the Masterchef clock ticking. Seeing our final animation projected onto a historic building in Sydney was a truly great experience.