Arkam's objective is to combine artistic talent and technology to develop an emotional connection between the visuals and the viewer.
With a long rooted friendship and more than 26 years of professional experience between them, Adam Jenkins and Mark Wells have created computer graphics for a variety of clients including Google, Disney, Pixar, and Coca-Cola. The combined scope of their work ranges from traditional film and television to more unique venues such as several electronic billboards in Times Square and custom displays for theme parks and live events.
Google asked us to create visuals for their 2012 I/O After Hours party. The output was an 80 x 20 foot rear projected HD screen. Since the Google I/O event is all about awe-inspiring technology and hands-on experiences, we challenged ourselves to create something beyond the realm of traditional animation. The solution we arrived at was a real-time interactive experience controlled with two Android Tablets. The Droid and his speaker station were operated by a user on one tablet while the background was controlled by a person with the second tablet. The control data was transmitted through a wireless network to our computer running the show in real-time. You can watch the sample video below. This approach gave us the freedom to roam the event floor while controlling the show and allowed us the opportunity to give party goers a chance to operate the visuals. If you would like to see production stills and pictures from the event, please visit our Google I/O Production Gallery.