What to do when the corona has adjusted your calendar and you have more time than usual? Ideally, create something interesting that you didn’t have time thanks to commercial procurement. This is exactly what the production of Tomorrow Creative with Dan Vojtěch and Martin Přívratský and the Lunchmeat studio led by Kuba Pešek said. The project is a combination of skateboarding, photography, and video mapping. Red Bull skater Maxim Habanec and his friends took part as riders.
The Red Bull MaxSpace skateboarding hall has been transformed into a virtual skatepark thanks to 8 Epson
projectors and other equipment. Various shapes were projected onto the entire park using video mapping.
After carefully aligning the projectors and mapping the space, the real fun began. Projection and riding.
The generated geometric shapes were projected on the surfaces of the obstacles. But riding in a similar
environment is not easy. You only see the shapes of obstacles thanks to the dark in the hall. Max showed
us his skills and that he can ride everywhere. The photos were taken on a Nikon D850 in combination with
FOMEI battery flashes. Proper lighting was keyfull to illuminating the rider, not obstacles. The successful
result was achieved by a combination of precise lighting with multiple flashes and honeycombs
What did we take away from this project, except great photos, videos, and experiences? That whatever the
time, it is always possible to find something positive. We do what is our passion and in the best way
In the new photo project, you combine video mapping with classic flash photography.
How did you combine the lighting from the projectors and the flashes to make everything look like you
Combining the right projections and flash light was one of the biggest challenges of this project. Flash
light was needed to freeze the movement, but it threatened to overexpose the projections and they would
not be visible. The flashes have to be placed properly. For even better control, I used fine honeycomb
filters on the headlights, which model the light so that it shines exactly where I need it. Thanks to
the radio transmitter, I was able to remotely control the flashes and set the performance wireless, which
saved a lot of time.
Who participated in the project and how difficult was it to implement?
I collaborated on the project with the Lunchmeat video mapping studio (Jakub Pešek, Ondřej Eliášek, David
Fernandez, Michal Průcha) and on the production of a video with Martin Přívratský. The riders are Maxim
Habanec, Jan Navrátil, Martin Pek, Daniel Rahman. The implementation of the project was complicated and
took us about a week. But everything took place in a friendly creative and creative spirit and it was
pure joy. We even had a barbecue every night, after the photoshoot we had a beer and we took it mainly
by meeting a bunch of friends who just want to enjoy their time, and at the same time do something unique. Dan Vojtěch, Tomorrow 55
With Lunchmeat, you belong to the top in Digital Media studios, and you have a lot
of experience. Did you come up with something new after a joint project with Tomorrow 55?
I don't remember anything new we could come up with. It was all about developing our previous experience.
We just raised the bar of complexity. But it was great to remember after a long social distance how great
it is to do with friends something so creative. Pure joy!
Jakub Pešek, Lunchmeat Studio
Rene directs the development of our studio lighting system product lines. He is also head of an SLS department in our company. His duty is to take care of the main customers and partners worldwide. He is a founder of FOMEI Ambassador and Photographers projects. Since late 2019, he is also responsible for FOMEI SLS RENTAL program.