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Digital sets are ones in which the design of the space is meant to support  additional digital effects including (but not limited to):

Live cameras, Projections, Monitors, Video Mapping, Holographic Imagery, Robotics, Sensors, Altered Control and Response Systems

Digital sets can  take us to new fields of view, depths and perspectives that other design styles cannot.  Often digital effects are used to give the feeling of a “live” environment, give the actor a stronger sense of control of their space or can even be used to create digital actors entirely.  Both The Ring Cycle used and The Magic Flute utilized digital actors voiced or sung just offstage, while a computer interpreted and mimicked their actions onstage thru projections.  Digital sets can then combined with box, unit, atmospheric (projection on fog is amazing), installation, site-specifc and collaged sets.

"The Ring Cycle" - Carl Fillion

"The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime" -  Bunny Christie

"The Magic Flute" - Esther Bialas

"Sunday in The Park With George" -  David Farley


Vimeo Staff Pick: A film by Ben Ridgway Cosmic Flower Unfolding is a constant flow of emerging and dissolving oceanic, futuristic, and mandala forms. It is a tribute to abstraction, it’s connection to the inner space we inhabit and how it can be externalized. SPECIAL PRESENTATION – SIGGRAPH 2013 Dailies| Anaheim, CA | summer 2013 ROYAL REEL AWARD: Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada | March 2014 SECOND PLACE AWARD: Independent Animation | ASIFA Second Annual ASIFA Spring Festival | 2013 Selected Screening/Installation: ANIMA MUNDI 2014 | Brazil | August 2014 Selected Screening: San Francisco International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA | April/May 2014 Selected Installation | Animafest 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia | 2014 Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2014 New Media Festival, New Mexico | June 2014 Selected Screening: Fort McMurray International Film Festival | Alberta, Canada | Aug 2014 Selected Screening: San Francisco Frozen Film Fest | San Francisco, CA | July 2014 Selected Screening: Visionfest | Brooklyn, NY | May 2014 Selected Screening: Northwest Animation Festival | Portland, Oregon | May 2014 Selected Screening: Spirit Quest Film Festival | Edinboro, PA | April 2014 Selected Screening/Installation: Kansas City Film Festival, Kansas City, MO | April 2014 Selected Screening: Athens International Film + Video Festival | Athens, OH | April 2014 Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014 Selected Screening: Byron Bay International Film Festival | Feb/March 2014 Selected Screening: CINE TORO | Cali & Toro, Colombia | Sept 2013 Cosmic Flower Unfolding (c) copyright 2013 by Ben Ridgway

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