September 26, 2012

Animation: A building’s windows as pixels

The 11 floors tower of the HESAV (Health High School Vaud) has been animated as a rudimentary screen whose pixels are, in fact, all the windows and shutters that students, staff and friends shake for hours

The second half of the vid features making-of content, and a participant writes,

[It took] Just a couple of hours with the instructions. We NEVER did all the combos you can see in the video, just twice or three times all windows / shutters positions, all together at the same time. The rest is all post production.


Posted by John Nack at 8:08 AM on September 26, 2012


  • Rich Morey — 8:41 AM on September 26, 2012

    Intersting comment from the participant as I was thinking – wouldn’t it be easier to take a photo with the shutters all closed, then all open and then with the screen and then create the frames in Photoshop by “turning on or off” the “pixels”.. I guess thats basically what they did.

  • J. Peterson — 12:58 PM on September 26, 2012

    I’ve often thought our building would make a nice (nighttime) 16 x 12 display device…

  • Mike — 12:33 AM on September 28, 2012

    If you like this kind of stuff you might want to have a look at project “Blinkenlights”

    [Ah yes, I remember that now; thanks. –J.]

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