Seattle Opera : projection design by K Brandon Bell

Seattle Opera projection design : a gallery

The big opening of Seattle Opera’s The Falling & The Rising was Friday, November 15 and it was a huge success. I designed and programmed the animated video projections along with students from the University of Memphis Graphic Design program. It was a great experience working with the production crew and grabbing a few hours here & there to get a feel for the city.

Thanks to Graphic Design Senior Tin Kure for making a last-minute trip to the PNW to help–& also to last Spring’s Motion Graphics students who curated the vast majority of the media for the original @operamemphis production, which was *very* similar to this new one.

Video projections, designed by K. Brandon Bell, on a large screen at the rear of the simple set enhance the characters’ reminiscences — most strikingly in the Jumper’s scene, which includes footage of an actual skydive from the diver’s point of view. (Acrophobic? You’ll want to avert your eyes.)

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Projections were programmed and run using Qlab from a standard Mac.

Bravi tutti!

the Memphis crew, L>R: Tin Kure, (me), Ned Canty (Director, Opera Memphis), Sona Amroyan-Peric (Costumes, Opera Memphis), Michael Sakir (Conductor, Opera Memphis ), Jillian Barron (Communications, Opera Memphis), seated: Jeremy Fuller (Lighting, Opera Memphis)