Creating new and exciting media has become a central part of life for many people. But with the rise of social media, including TikTok and Instagram, the associated expense of equipment leaves a creative’s wallet hardest hit.
Local Sydney artists and creatives have taken it upon themselves to install a green anamorphic rectangle, a makeshift outdoor chroma-key production space, as a free alternative for budding creators.
Anamorphosis, in the visual arts, is an ingenious perspective technique that gives a distorted image of the subject represented in a picture when seen from the usual viewpoint but so executed that if viewed from a particular angle, or reflected in a curved mirror, the distortion disappears and the image in the picture appears normal. This installation appears to be a cluster of random shapes painted in the corner and floor of a public handball court and when viewed from the right location, the perspective appears to show a perfect rectangle.
Not only does this installation look cool but it has some serious interactive functionality, given you’re there while the suns out, the green colour basically lets you drop in whatever background images you want behind the actors and/or foreground. You can try this yourself on your smartphone by searching for ‘Green Screen’ via your app store.
The Craze Co, Ballin’ on a Budget, and friends got together to paint an easy to use, expense free tool, as an alternative to creatives forking out for expensive studio time and equipment hire.
“We hope that kids will use this installation to learn new skills and help push their creativity to new heights”, said Craze, one of the creators responsible for the installation.
Green screens are a staple of Hollywood and the media alike, helping to create all kinds of special effects. With the installation of the new makeshift green screen, it won’t only be big-shot directors or the local weather person that can enjoy the many creative avenues of chroma-key technologies.
This installation is located within Cohen Park in Annandale, Sydney Australia.
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