Wagga Wagga Christmas 2016

Andrew Hagan (Artist)

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The Wagga Wagga City Council commissioned Andrew Hagan to create a series of Christmas themed motion graphics leading up to the 2016/2017 New Year. The project aimed to engage the Wagga community through artistic expression of photography, animation and video with a safe and friendly group of people as the central theme. Having created traditional bombastic Northern Hemisphere Christmas imagery of previous years, Andrew presented a subtler take driven by a diverse representation of people in the season of goodwill. In the context of a challenging global politic movement of increasing intolerance, fear, distrust and isolation, it was a great opportunity to showcase that the community can be above such prejudices and fully embrace a wide society of people who define a friendly city. Wagga Christmas 2016 invited as many local people as possible for an 8k panoramic video shoot with a simple yet joyful theme of peace & harmony. This wasn’t technically possible with conventional cameras but the final high-fidelity images were achieved by filming individual groups of people at different times and combining them together in post with high-resolution compositing. With the council’s permission, Andrew co-operated with the library to invite local people to be filmed against a large (digital green) screen for the large group composite over a week. The 5-minute video contains over 150 individual visual effects shots of all ages, sexes, histories and cultures. High-quality 4K compositing created an exclusive projection for the 50m x 8m screen in making the Wagga Christmas 2016 program.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCity of Wagga Wagga, 243 Baylis Street (PO Box 20), Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650
PublisherCity of Wagga Wagga
Media of outputArtwork
SizeCreator of large-scale public art projection
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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