I’ve been dreaming to create a project using “Data” instead of images since the day I saw this interactive music video for Radiohead. It was captured with a Lidar scanner and the data was later open-sourced, allowing other artists to create their version of the music video.
I rapidly found out that Lidar would never work for capturing a sport like skiing. I kept the idea in the back of my head for several years, until I found out about this new technology allowing motion capture outdoors using a suit filled with sensors. I just started to playing with C4D, and immediately thought about all the possible things that could be done with this data.
In 2019, I found a Swiss company that owns one of these suit and hired them for a day of capture in the Snowpark of Crans-Montana.
This website will be a home were this project can grow, grouping all the creations made with these animations, instead of only being sprinkled around social media. the featured artworks will hopefully inspire more artist to join this journey.
My idea was to create a skiing edit recorded with data. My plan to achieve this goal is to open-source the raw animation data and invite any 3d/AR artist to participate. With the ambition of creating a unique compilation of the best works.
All the data is available for free under creative commons
(CC BY-NC 4.0)
I am Nicolas Vuignier, a professional freeskier from Switzerland. I've always been obsessed with filmmaking and technology and spend my time trying to create original ski videos.I use skiing as a channel to express myself artistically and experiment with new things.
My most known video is undoubtedly the Centriphone. I've also created a black/white clip for Nowness, skied at night using flares attached to drones as a source of light, created a poor man's drone, etc...