“Shuffled Light” first premiered in January at the Opening Ceremony for the UN International Year of Light at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Created by Pete Rogina and Eileen Cohen, this team used Panasonic PTD5700U projectors that were graciously donated by Video Corporation of America based in Somerset, New Jersey.
Cohen artfully executed the video animation; create moving and interacting layers of the light images many of which have starkly beautiful and vivid colors dancing in layers. To add an aquatic element to the mix, a series of colorful ink drops were shot.
The pieces all start as eight light photos or videos shot by Rogina and are then taken by Cohen into Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and After Effects for image preparation, animation, layering and “joining” together. Original images are captured with a Canon 5D Mark II camera using mostly a 24-105mm professional lens. All video is shot in 1080p and the final pieces are rendered at 1080p, 720p, and VGA.
For the second year, this team will be projecting on the famed Cotton Club located on west 125th Street near 12th Avenue. We would like to thank the owner, Mr. John Beatty for his invaluable support.