• Step one - Design the layout and dimensions in sketchup.

  • Making the frames for each sign.

  • Special makeshift rig using autopoles to hold all signs while they dry.

  • Painting the light fixtures black.

  • Mounting the light fixtures to the sign and daisy chaining the lights so they can be controlled simultaneously via a DMX controller.

  • Paint touch-ups.

  • Testing that all lights and fixtures are working.

  • Programming the lights and lasers using TouchDesigner.

  • Light and laser test video.

  • Two of the signs with lights off. We like the matte black look and how the font appears somewhat 3D coming off of the wood.

  • Hanging the signs from a truss, installing power and DMX controller/connection.

  • FITC 2014 begins.

  • Credits.

FITC Signage 2014

Design

The team of FITC Toronto approached us about creating an eye catching installation for the entrance of their 2014 event. Based on inspiration from light-based artists including Dan Flavin, Lori Hersberger, James Clar and Francois Morellet.

Here are some behind-the-scenes images and video of the production process.