Breaking The Waves at the Opéra Comique

3D mapping onto rotating scenery with Disguise for the 'Breaking The Waves' opera.

Created in Glasgow in 2019, the opera 'Breaking the Waves' - inspired by the film by Lars van Trier - arrived at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra Comique in Paris in May 2023. Video is mapped onto the set made of 13 columns - between 2 to 6 metres high - on an 11-metre revolving platform.

The rotation of the set was tracked by a rotary-encoder on the revolve which sent DMX data to the Disguise media-server - a GX2 supplied by Stello Productions - enabling it to map the video content onto the columns as the set rotated. 2 Panasonic PT-RZ21 projectors were configured as dual stack for increased brighness and redundancy.

In addition to installing the video system - projector setup, cailbration of the rotary-encoder and 3D projector lineup - I was responsible for updating the show during rehearsals with changes requested by the director.

Director: Tom Morris
Video designer: Will Duke
Disguise programmer: David Butler.

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