ONE of the attractions at the Light and Motion Putrajaya Festival (Lampu) was the light projection mapping on the imposing façade of the Palace of Justice building that took place a few times at night.
Projection mapping is creating visual magic by displaying graphics onto surfaces such as landmark buildings and architectural landscapes, playing off their shapes and textures to create an experience of light and illusion.
Two of the teams who took part in the projection mapping competition were second year students from The One Academy’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design programme.
The first team known as Kayders, won second place and took home prizes of RM2,000 in cash, an Apple iPad, a trophy and certificates of appreciation. It had four members comprising Sim Le Xuan, Ng Wen Lync, Loo Ko Yan and Soo Zhi Jing.
Meanwhile, team two which consisted of See Ek Chang, David Tan Hao Ming, Chin Zhe Li and Chan Hui Yee, received the merit recognition and received a medal and certificates of appreciation.
Both teams only had five weeks to prepare for the competition.
Team Kayders’ approach was to split the content into four different aspects to express the theme of “Beautiful Malaysia”, touching on biodiversity, culture, transportation and sportsmanship. The biggest challenges faced by them were coming up with the ideation and then completing a five-minute mostly 3D-animated video in a short time frame.
“We wanted to portray the aspects that identifies Malaysia, from its biodiversity of nature to the relationship with ethnic cultures and traditions.
“We also showcased the development in transportation and the spirit of sportsmanship by introducing our national sports teams and athletes who have put Malaysia on the world map, ” said team leader, Sim.
The second team decided to explore the beauty of Malaysia’s cultures by diving deep into its arts, crafts and festive celebrations.
Team leader See conveyed his thanks to The One Academy for introducing and encouraging them to take part in the competition, as it was an opportunity of a lifetime.
“It was fascinating and inspiring to see the works by the other teams, ” he added.
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