“How would you like to create your extreme projections for some of the best riders in the world?” That was the phone call we received from Red Bull HQ for which OFF THE PLANET was born.
We first projected onto snow about three years prior 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 brought a new perspective to extreme sports by fusing interactive art with riders stylin’ through the air while taking the viewer to fresh snowboarding terrain – the moon.
Our proprietary software enables 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.