BBC Proms Cello Mapping 2017-06-19T15:58:48+00:00

Project Description

The CELLO IN A BRAND NEW LIGHT

To celebrate the cello season at the 2016 BBC Proms, 59 Productions worked with acclaimed cellist Sol Gabetta and the BBC, to create a cutting-edge projection mapping project that combined tracking and projection technology with musical performance.

Taking Elgar’s iconic Cello Concerto as a starting point, 59 created a bespoke animation to be projected, live, onto the body of Sol’s cello using video tracking. A world first, the resulting projection both reacted to and visualised elements of the piece whilst following the movement of the cello mid-performance, to create a unique digital artwork.

Filmed and broadcast by the BBC, the final video both demonstrated the spectacular possibilities of projection mapping on a small scale, while simultaneously showing the cello in a brand new light.

Credits

Cellist

Sol Gabetta

Director

Richard Slaney

Producer

BBC

Luthier / Restorer

Balthazar Soulier
Atelier Cels Paris

Pianist

Liz Burley

Lead Animator

Marco Sandeman

Additional Animation

Chris Plant

WITH THANKS TO

BBC Radio Theatre
RNSS
D3 Technologies
CAST software
Ella Rundle

Creative Director

Richard Slaney

Creative Assistant

Raphael Pimlott

Production Manager

James Roxburgh

Production Assistant

Rebecca Collis

Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler

Video Engineer

Andy Coates

Technical Intern

Zakk Hein

DOP

Vanessa White

2nd Camera

Katie Goldschmidt

Edit

Ed Saunders

Colourist

Edwin Metternich

Sound

BBC Radio Theatre

Behind the Scenes DOP & Editor

Ed Saunders

Behind the Scenes Sound

Tom Bartlett

Produced by

The BBC