Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Lexus Amazes with Highflying Acrobatic "STROBE" Project in Kuala Lumpur

July 2, 2014: Lexus presented the “STROBE” project – an LED spectacle in which acrobats and stuntmen suspended across Kuala Lumpur’s night skyline were lit up in succession to create the illusion of acrobatic motion at impressive speed.

Poised across the rooftops of some of the city’s tallest buildings, the ‘Lightmen’ were dressed in custom-made LED lightsuits that were linked to a purpose-built computer system that controlled each individual LEDs’ strobes one by one, tracing a breathtaking display of illuminated figures flying over the city.

Created by CHI & Partners London and directed by Adam Berg1 of Stink Productions, the campaign will run globally across TV, cinema, print, outdoor, digital and social media.

The spectacle required a team of 40 expert engineers to erect and control large-scale rigging from which the ‘Lightmen’ were suspended.

The LED suits, which took six weeks to build, were conceived by Hollywood costumer designer Vin Burnham2 and world-renowned technical director Adam Wright3 – taking design cues from Lexus vehicles, including the iconic spindle grille and the all-new Lexus RC F LED headlights. Each suit contained 1,680 LED lights, all wirelessly controlled to strobe on command using specialist software.

Mark Templin, Executive Vice President at Lexus International, said: “STROBE is the third entry in our ‘Amazing in Motion’ campaign4. We created this global series of projects to showcase our imagination through innovative design and technology. It builds on the Lexus ambition to connect with the hearts, as well as the minds, of consumers.”

Music was provided by Computer Magic, the electronic music solo-project of New York producer and DJ Danielle “Danz” Johnson, who is signed by Kitsuné. Lexus chose the track, ‘Running’, for the way it effortlessly complements the sequence of the Lightmen, accentuating the flow of movement, while the lyrics support the narrative of the Lightman running through the city at night.

STROBE can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhBfeYxTUB0&feature=youtu.be

1Adam Berg is a world-famous music video and commercials director. For more than a decade Adam has directed award-winning films for some of the world’s leading brands including Samsung, Ikea, Jordan and Dulux. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious Film Grand Prix at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival for Philips 16:9 Carousel.

2Vin Burnham is an international, award-winning costume and creature designer. In her early career she worked for Jim Henson, before going on to design costumes, including the famous “Batsuit” for Batman. She recently designed “The Living Dress” for Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball World Tour” in collaboration with Adam Wright.

3Adam Wright is a world-renowned animatronics and special effects designer working in TV, film and fashion.

4The ‘Amazing in Motion’ campaign began with STEPS, a project that explored motion through two 11ft figures brought to life by the art of puppeteering. The second project SWARM took existing quadrotor technology out of its typical engineering environment and moved it into real world settings and locations. The STEPS and SWARM projects can be viewed at: http://www.lexus-int.com/amazinginmotion/

Website: http://www.lexus-int.com/amazinginmotion/strobe/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LexusGlobal
Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhBfeYxTUB0&feature=youtu.be

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Chuck Piluso presented a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Prior to Secure Infrastructure and Services, Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of International Te...
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducte...
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offe...
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
"We've just seen a huge influx of new partners coming into our ecosystem, and partners building unique offerings on top of our API set," explained Seth Bostock, Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.