Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominee 2013!

On Monday, July 22, 2013, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, announced the 2013 nominees at its annual event held this year at XL Night Club, NYC.
The announcement was made by the co-executive directors, Shay Gines and Nick Micozzi, plus members of the community including: Matt Freeman, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Frank Kuzler, Molly Marinik, Jenna Rafferty and David Stern.
I have been nominated, along with Laia Cabrera and Ildiko Nemeth, for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations) for The New Stage Theatre Company's production of Garden of Delights.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 30th!

Isabelle Duverger NYIT nominee

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PIKOLINOS POP UP STORE IN NYC, a 2-floor video mapping installation

On a landmark building at 32 Gansevoort street, the Spanish shoe brand PIKOLINOS has opened its doors to their first store in USA, designed by the multidisciplinary NY-based branding studio MERRY+VALENZUELA. The team formed by the founders of the company Laura Valenzuela and Bea Merry, the Interior Designer Alex Perinat, and Video Artists and Installation Maker Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, has created a wonderful mediterranean-infused space in the heart of the Meatpacking District.
Upstairs a video installation based on the three collections: the Maasai collection, the Colors collection and the fantastic Spring/Summer shoe and bag collection. Downstairs in the store cellar, check out the "Maasai Lab": video installations highlighting Maasai culture and the company’s commitment to cutting-edge technology, innovation, continuous evolution and a forward-looking vision.
The "Maasai Lab in the Cellar" was conceived as a sensorial and multimedia experience for all audiences to discover the Maasai culture and promote creativity. Through sounds, video, textiles, objects and interaction, you will be able to explore, understand, feel and experience the landscapes of Kenya, the beauty of its fashion, the work of these women and the significant involvement of Pikolinos with the non profit ADCAM, which allows the Maasai women to sustain their entire community.
Open from April 16, 2013 to January 31, 2014

Projection Design, Video and Sound Installation Mapping, Video-Art and Animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Interior Design by Alejandra Perinat
Creative Direction, Production and Branding by Laura Valenzuela and Bea Merry (Merry + Valenzuela)

Pop-up Store mapping installation

Opening Night

Maasai Lab at the Cellar (a sound and 3-projector mapping video installation)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

2013 Telly Award Winner for best Online Video Animation and Documentary!

The videos we created at Laia Cabrera and Co. for New York eHealth Collaborative are once again award winners! We won the 34th Annual Telly Awards for "How the SHIN-NY Makes Life Better" and "Why We Do This Work - Alie Cohen's Story", see below! (these video also won the AVA awards 2013)

Laia Cabrera and Co. is a film and multimedia company co-founded by director Laia Cabrera and animator Isabelle Duverger, producing a wide range of multimedia projects. Our work involves creating original concepts and innovative content, including:
Films - Documentary - Commercials
Video Design - Projection Mapping*
Video Art -Theater Projections
Animation - Motion Graphics
Installations - Live Video Performances
Graphic/Web Design - Illustration
Music - Sound Design
*into the fields of theatre, dance, fashion shows, concerts and other live events as well as pop-up stores.

Watch Below the winner videos:

How the SHIN-NY Makes Life Better

Why We Do This Work - Alie Cohen's Story

The Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 34th Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

History of the Telly 
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