Enlighten

Andrew Hagan (Artist), James Farley (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

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Abstract

1. Research question
Enlighten was a collaboration with award-winning photographer James Farley and visual effects artist Andrew Hagan produce a large-format 18-min public art projection for the Wagga Wagga City Council using 4K drone cinematography and cutting-edge imaging technology. The public art project was designed to explore how principles of landscape photography/cinematography could be applied using drone technology by showcasing Wagga Wagga and surrounding regions. What would the community reaction be if shown perspectives never experienced before by taking the camera to the sky? Could a standardised 4K production pipeline be established for future drone work?
2. Research contribution
Enlighten makes luminous the regional environment and offers viewers a greater knowledge and understanding of our relationship with the land. Familiar places from unseen perspectives shines light upon the grandeur of our surroundings and gives new insight about our place within the ecosystem. The works invites viewers to appreciate the region we live in through a completely new lens. Providing a successful 4K workflow for stabilising/colouring H.264 drone footage offers practitioners a demonstration of what is possible with emerging flight technology.
3. Research significance
The historical significance of this work has been in documenting the region from November 2015 to May 2016. The research led to CSU Green employing James Farley to document the large-scale Solar PV project using the next generation of drone technology. Since the project was launched in 2015, there has been unprecedented demand for drone photography/cinematography across all consumer and professional industries.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCity of Wagga Wagga
Media of outputArtwork
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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