This year Manny was invited by his client, Spinifix, to join the team for the Honda and Acura press conferences for the whole auto show season. In each city NYX needs to support two shows in two different spaces so naturally Manny asked Brian to also join the team.
For Honda this season, the design centers around a ever changing array of pixel mapped cubes. For each city, the cubes are arranged in a different pattern and Manny creates a different pixel map for Spinifex and then they create the reveal video that stretches across not only the ultra wide screen video wall but also down onto the cubes as well.
In Los Angeles, Honda revealed the New H-RV and the reveal video's creative was centered on a cubist/mindcraft look. The lighting design continued the cubist theme with Magic Panels within the garage for the car that Brian cued to first appear as full cubes but as the reveal progressed those cubist patterns were deconstructed into smaller and smaller square patterns.
Acura debuted the new 2016 ILX and Spinifex wanted to work with volumetric light as design motive. The creative direction was to use light as architecture that could be reshaped through out the reveal. In the auto show environment getting enough darkness to perceive this effect can be challenging so the team leaned heavily on sharpys who beams have enough energy to cut through the background noise of the auto show floor.
Detroit is up next and the team is hard at work getting ready. Watch this space for the next update from the season.