Projection Mapping Juried Competition | Phase One | Application

Animators around the world are invited to compete for the Grand Prize:

  • $5,000
  • One continental US airfare to the LUMA Projection Arts Festival in Binghamton, NY
  • seeing your work projected onto the entire facade of a historic building as a centerpiece of LUMA

All selected finalists:

  • Will see their projection appear on the building and will receive a video of that projection for their portfolio.

Projection Mapping Examples:

LUMA Projection Feature
Bolshoi Theater Map
LJ Projection Map

LUMA is a second year festival in Binghamton, NY. In 2015, the inaugural year, LUMA attracted 25,000 people to a four-hour event in a grassroots effort depending on countless hours of work from passionate community members. Participants viewed six different animations projected onto the exterior of five buildings in the city’s urban center, and enjoyed the work of over 100 artists in a variety of ways. Fifteen animators participated including:  Favorite Color (Clients: Mercedes-Benz, HBO and Showtime), Mason & Mick Mastroianni (B.C. and Wizard of Id comic strips), Zach Mulligan, Nick Rubenstein, and Gallery 12 Plus.

LUMA Projection Arts Festival 2016 will take place on Friday, September 2, 2016 with rain dates on the following two days.

Why Binghamton? Binghamton is a city of re-invention. Its roots originate with Native Americans, and grew with waves of immigrants who worked in lumber, farming, cigar, shoe manufacturing enterprises. The City continued growing as a powerhouse in computers and flight simulation. The city’s culture of philanthropy and groundbreaking labor innovations created deep appreciation for and development of entertainment, education, technology and the arts. Binghamton is home to multiple generations of families and new transplants who appreciate the energy of possibility and potential. The city is being reworked and reimagined at the nexus of technology and arts. Come help paint Binghamton with art and light.

The competition:

  • Generate your animation idea for the building shown in the photograph. Utilize the unique architectural features of the building to heighten the projection mapping experience. Make the building come to life.
  • Plan on a 3-6 minute piece, including audio.
  • All forms of animation media welcome: 2D, 3D, traditional.

To apply:

  • Submit the form below including a written description of your animation idea for the building (one to two paragraphs).
  • Consider submitting an an optional visual aid of the concept design.
  • Submit a link to your online portfolio, photos or resume that demonstrates your ability to pull off the work and a $25 entry fee.
  • Please note, finalists are selected based on concepts and the judging panel’s belief in your ability to execute the work. We reserve the right to contact you for more information during the process.
  • LUMA is for all ages and very public, so although content can be produced for the appreciate of a mature audience, nudity and foul language are out.

After you apply:

  • Judges will review and select the top entries that are unique in content, visually powerful, and best exemplify the intersection between animation and projection mapping. All competitors will be informed of the judges’ final decision via email.
  • Phase Two detailed technical requirements (resolution and format of final submission) will be posted when the finalist selections are announced on July 17th, 2016.

Final Submission:

  • Finalists will be expected to produce a finished video file of a given resolution size. You will be provided with an ADDITIONAL high res image with the building facade placed exactly within the context of that video. Entrants should use the image as an overlay template in their chosen software, ensuring that all starting animation elements conform exactly to the position of the image. Projector alignment will be done on site based on the provided image. Additional guidance will be given on acceptance.

LUMAx is being judged by several animnation professionals:

Dave Dimmick is an award winning and Emmy-nominated Executive Producer/Creative for the creative design studio and production company Favorite Color. Since co-founding Favorite Color in 2007, Dave has produced numerous broadcast promos and show packages for clients such as NBC Sports, HBO, ESPN, Showtime, Bose, NY Knicks, and Adidas. Favorite Color is headquarted in New York City and has a studio in Vestal, NY.

Mick Mastroianni is the writer of the internationally syndicated comic strip ‘The Wizard of Id.’ He worked closely with artist Jeff Parker until this year, when brother and ‘B.C.’ Cartoonist Mason Mastroianni took over drawing the strip. Mick is also a contributing writer for ‘B.C.’ Mick and Mason also produce a third syndicated strip, ‘The Dogs of C-Kennel,’ which Mick created in 2004, and developed along side his brother. ‘The Dogs of C-Kennel’ launched in 2010.

Wade Ryer was born and raised in Binghamton. He has over 10 years of experience in design and animation. Wade attended Syracuse University and majored in Computer Graphics, with an additional focus on illustration and sculpture. Wade has worked for Electronic Arts, ReelFX and DreamWorks Animation SKG in Glendale, CA where he has worked on various feature films including Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of the Guardians, Rocky and Bullwinkle (animated short), How to Train Your Dragon 2, BOO, and Puss In Boots 2. Wade specializes in character face rigs and sculpting. He has worked in New York, London, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Boston on feature films, broadcast television, online media and video games.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PHASE ONE:
ENTRANTS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED BY JULY 15th WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION IF THEY ARE A FINALIST SOON AFTER. WE HAVE INSTITUTED A ROLLING PHASE 1 DEADLINE THAT ENDS JULY 29TH.

IF SELECTED AS A FINALIST, SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR FINAL PRODUCT IS AUGUST 25TH, 2016

If you have any questions about the juried competition, please contact us at submissions@lumafestival.com.