V Squared Labs in partnership with Tandem Digital helped the team at Wynn’s XS Nightclub create experiential visual art and new VJ software effects. The goal of this project was to refresh the visual identity and upgrade the custom media server effects for new and existing LED screen surfaces. Rich, decadent, lush golden visuals were created to seamlessly integrate into the clients vivid environment.
The VJ and management team of XS nightclub uses a custom build of V Squared Labs EPIC mk4 Touch Designer based media server in daily operations. The open source, collaborative infrastructure of the software allows their VJ Michael Carman to perform interactively to music using Midi controllers and Audio data to drive real time effects. EPIC was one of the first LED mapping VJ tools to utilize the architectural structure of the LED screens to create procedural, 3D mapped spatial effects. This geometry is capable of being grouped and sequenced in complex speed controllable chase patterns. Hence our original naming of the module, chasers. Since then the software and unique looks have inspired countless VJ’s to push the boundaries of the medium even further.
Matt Guertin headed development and re programming of the Touch based application creating an entirely new chaser system called space effects. This latest system has advanced sequencing and spatial pattern creation abilities beyond any application on the market for visual performance. XS nightclub is a truly unique, flagship experience.
Check out some stills below:
Deliverables: Experiential Design, Content Creation, Programming and InstallationShow Credits
XS Nightclub Animation Production
Client: Wynn Enterprises
WYNN Executive Director of Operations: Ryan Jones
WYNN Director of Nightlife: Alex Cordova
XS Technical Director: Matty Olson
XS Creative Director and Live Operator: Michael Carman
Executive Producer: Sandra Stokes
Creative Director: Vello Virkhaus
3D Animation: Scott Pagano, John Federico, Tony Grisey, Vello Virkhaus, Aviv Studios Mx, Ben Stokes, Dev Harlan
Lead Visual System Programming: Matt Guertin
Photography: Vello Virkhaus
3D Previz and DJ Booth Design: Tait
©2017 Produced by V Squared Labs Inc. & Tandem Digital