“How would you like to create your extreme projections for some of the best riders in the world?” That was the phonecall we got from Red Bull HQ, and OFF THE PLANET was born.
We first turned our projectors onto snow about three years ago at our local Australian snowfields (yes, we have a little snow). Carving the slopes by day and lighting the ice by night, we transformed snow into otherworldly forms. It's an obvious direction when snowboarding and art are in your blood.
At 9,000 feet on Mammoth mountain, we're bringing a new perspective to extreme sports by fusing interactive art with riders stylin’ through the air. We’re taking the viewer to untracked terrain and to our nearby crated friend, the moon, overlooking the earth. To achieve this spectacle, a 21’ inflatable sphere is hovering between the hits (more easily achieved on a calm night, but those things ENESS learn the hard way).
Our proprietary software allows us to map 3D visuals onto the snowy terrain and the whole site now looks like you’ve landed in a scene from Tron. Riders are tracked via an infrared camera as they’re flying through the air - bam. Millions of particles are born.
Another technical feat worth mentioning is that our projectors were 300 feet above the recommended operating altitude, that’s how we earned our rep as extreme projectionists. And Red Bull earned our respect for allowing us to live the dream.