Vivid Sydney 2010




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Published on Jul 1, 2010

No other festival in the Southern Hemisphere illuminates a city quite like Vivid Sydney.

As the festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney flicks on the ultimate light switch and ignites the city with spectacular colours.

It features the lighting of the Sydney Opera House, which sees Utzon's iconic sails transformed into a spectacular living canvas with Vivid LIVE co-curator Laurie Anderson putting her own mark on Sydney's most recognised landmark. Now in its second year, it's a harbourside artwork that's grabbed the world's attention!

From the 27th May through till 21st June the people of Sydney were treated to a wonderful journey of projection and imagination with incredible lighting patterns beamed onto iconic buildings around the CBD that when sped up, into a timelapse sequence, gives the festival an entire new dimension.

This visual story was shot over the entire festival period using the latest camera technology from Canon - the 1D Mark IV DSLR and a variety of Canon L-series lenses.

The projections were expertly done by well known Sydney based projection company The Electric Canvas.

There was no shortage of Sydney locals and tourists alike actively capturing the festival from every possible angle in a variety of different ways - still photography & video being the most popular.

No one I could see was shooting time lapse sequences which, combined with the magic imagery being projected onto various buildings and structures around town including the world famous Sydney Opera House, I believed would generate some very interesting imagery.

Vivid Sydney 2010 is a visual story brought to you by local cinematographer Marcus O'Brien from Indigo Zoom Productions. Hope you enjoy it!

If you do like it - press that LIKE icon in the top right hand corner - the more people who share the Vivid Sydney 2010 visual experience the better next year's event will be!!! Please also feel free to leave a comment as feedback is always welcomed.

Forward this link on so friends and family both in Australia and abroad can also share this wonderful Sydney Festival experience.

Please go to indigozoom.com for further information about this shoot, all equipment used and contact information regarding this work or if you are a production manager, producer or company representative and would like to discuss future projects.

Music: Alpha State - Album Mix
Artist: Marcus Schulz

The amazing music track used in this edit is by prominent global and No 1 American Club DJ Markus Schulz. It must be stated that no permission was seeked nor granted to use 'Alpha State' in the course of this edit. Markus if you don't like the accompanying visuals with your killer track please let me know! You can buy his incredible music and learn about this very talented DJ here;


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