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SXSW #BEBRASIL – UNITED VJS PARTICIPATION

07.03.2017

Besides the four films produced by O2’s Outras Telas (Other Screens) Group for the #BeBrasil Fulldome at Apex-Brasil, there will also be a screening of the United VJs motion graphics video, which emphasizes Brazilian creativity and innovation. The fulldome will be installed in the 2017 SXSW Festival between March 10 and March 16.

Photo: Bia Ferrer

This video was created and produced by the same team responsible for the projections during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. United VJs, led by VJs Spetto and Pedro Zaz, creatively integrate the digital arts, utilizing distinct techniques and procedures such as optical illusions, 3D, VideoMapping, architecture, software programming, and sound and video.

“It was really fun and inspiring to create a work like this. We chose to portray this wealth of culture with a touch of innovation. The tough thing was to decide what to keep out!” says Pedro Zaz.

United VJs is an international team based in São Paulo, which works with partners all over Brazil, Latin America and Europe. This multidisciplinary team of VJs has already presented its work in places ranging from Budapest to London, Berlin, Switzerland, Lisbon, La Paz, Buenos Aires, Romania and Colombia.

Recently they received an award for Best Independent Production for a Fulldome (digital planetarium) in Jena, Germany.

The soundtrack, which was created especially for the fulldome, transmits various sensations to the visitors, and was created by sound producers Raw Audio, DaHouse and Loud. For the motion graphics video, the DaFne Music label created an original piece of music entitled “AR.” To hear it click here.

Software

In 2016, Blendy Dome VJ (developed for digital planetariums and other 360º surfaces), a piece of software created by United VJs, was officially adopted by MoMA PS1 in New York. Blendy Dome VJ – created by Brazilian VJs Spetto, Roger S. and the Portuguese VJ Pedro Zaz – is available in over 40 countries less than 3 years after its release, and already has 7 different substantial updates. Recently they released Blendy 360 CAM, which is a new tool for creating Virtual Reality using the Windows operating system.