Selected Projects

 

ASC PHOTONOPTICON

PeopleVisionFX created a unique PhotonOpticon display for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC) for the Association of the United States Army  annual meeting. The PhotonOpticon is a hologram-type effect based on a unique technology from PeopleVision. The display featured a life-size, full length image of a female master sergeant named, “I. M. Ready” who discussed ASC’s missions.

 

NEWMAN MONEY MUSEUM

PeopleVisionFX has produced a SpokesMannequin clone of Benjamin Franklin for the Newman Money Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. The SpokesMannequin is seated on a raised platform near the entrance to the museum. The figure is activated by a motion sensor and welcomes visitors to the museum, presenting a brief history of money in colonial America.

 

 

 

PHOTONOPTICON FOR RC WILLEY LAS VEGAS

PeopleVisionFX has produced a PhotonOpticon presentation for a Las Vegas location of the RC Willey chain of furniture stores. The PhotonOpticon is a hologram-type effect based on a new technology from PeopleVision. When a store visitor comes near the display, a life-size woman appears on a transparent screen and provides a short presentation. Unlike an ordinary hologram, the PhotonOpticon figure is able to move and speak. She appears on a transparent screen and is, herself, translucent.  When each presentation is finished, the figure disappears and the screen returns to transparency.

 

 

 

"ASC MISSION PORTAL" FOR U.S. ARMY

PeopleVisionFX created a unique trade show exhibit for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC). Attendees were greeted by a large, circular archway with a ramp leading up to the threshold.  To the right of the ramp, there was an “Input Terminal.”  The Terminal featured a sculpted handprint in translucent blue and was surrounded by hieroglyphics. When visitors placed their hands in the handprint, the sculpted surface illuminated from within and the Mission Portal came alive. The space inside the Portal became an active “plasma” of visual effects, while sound effects continued to support the experience. A voice encouraged visitors approach the portal. When they did, a motion sensor triggered one of 18 short vignettes about the ASC mission.

 

 

 

"PSYCHEDELIC TORSO" FOR HARD ROCK PARK

PeopleVisionFX created a "Psychedelic Torso" for Hard Rock International's first theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Torso is part of the pre-show cue for the "Nights in White Satin" attraction. The torso is a three dimensional projection screen in the shape of a life-size human torso. A constantly-changing series of colorful abstract patterns are displayed on the screen.

 

 

 

RC WILLEY SPOKESMANNEQUINTM

PeopleVision produced a SpokesMannequin clone of Rufus Call Willey, founder of the RC Willey chain of furniture stores. The SpokesMannequin is seated behind the wheel of a classic pickup truck inside the company's Rocklin, California showroom. The character welcomes visitors to the store and talks with them about the history of the company, which began in 1932 with Willey selling Hotpoint appliances door to door in rural Utah farming communities.

  

 

 

ANATOMICAL VIDEOSCULPTURE

PeopleVisionFX has created life-size, full-length Anatomical VideoSculpture displays for a major international pharmaceutical firm. The displays were fully interactive, with touch-screen terminals allowing physicians to take a quiz about a complex, newly discovered anatomical system. As physicians worked through the questions, the correct or incorrect results were immediately visualized on the dimensional projections.

 

 

 

 

"TALKING SCALE"FOR BUSCH GARDENS

Using the company’s SpokesMannequin technology, PeopleVision created a “Talking Scale” for the Busch Gardens theme park. The character is an updated version of the classic “guess your weight” midway game. For the Talking Scale, there is a live actor in a remote studio that can hear and see the audience. Guests are invited to test the Scale’s ability to guess their weight, age, or birthday. The actor’s features and voice are projected using a larger than life dimensional screen from PeopleVisionFX. In this way, the character can be interactive with the guests, for instance: groaning when they step on the scale and reacting when he guesses wrong and the game has to pay-off.

 

 

TRANSNATIONAL SECURITY GROUP

PeopleVisionFX recreated Ben Franklin for its client Transnational Security Group. The animated character was produced using PeopleVision’s SpokesMannequin technology. The figure, which was created for a trade show presentation in Philadelphia, used a three-dimensional video signal that was matched with a dimensional screen. The resulting image accurately presented the voice, likeness and every nuance of facial expression recorded from a live performer playing the role of Franklin.

 

 

NASA

PeopleVisionFX created an Astronaut SpokesMannequin for NASA, to be used for traveling exhibits and at the Kennedy Space Center. The character is a life-sized figure in a spacesuit, that utilizes PeopleVision’s unique process for three dimensional video projection. Several scripts were produced on a variety of topics, including Technology Transfer and Commercialization, information about Kennedy Space Center, and the overall NASA mission itself.

 

JTC SINGAPORE SCIENCE MUSEUM

PeopleVisionFX installed an interactive SpokesMannequin for the JTC Singapore Science Center. The character is a large, three dimensional video projection that uses a complex interactive program to quiz the audience about scientific questions.

  

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER

PeopleVision created a six foot tall "Talking Heart" for the National Science Center. The figure was part of the US Government's program to educate children about the importance of diet and exercise in cardio-vascular health. The light-hearted presentation was designed to entertain as well as inform.

 

 

 

COORS LIGHT


New Orleans, LA: PeopleVisionFX produced a BigHead presentation for the Coors Brands Distributor Convention. The performance began with a silver face that transformed into a talking head that featured a "thought bubble" in the face's forehead. Rolling video in the thought bubble depicted scenes from the active lifestyle of the Coors Light target audience. Throughout the performance, the face reacted appropriately to the scenes displayed in the thought bubble.

 

 

BIGHEAD AT CAFE WHA?


New York, NY: A PeopleVision BigHead was installed at the famous Cafe Wha? nightclub in Greenwich Village. The three dimensional video projection head is a larger than life image of performer Jason Murden. The character greets visitors to the Wha? with a brief comedy routine.

 

 

 

 

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB


Wright Paterson Air Force Base, OH: PeopleVisionFX created a SpokesMannequin character for the Air Force Research Lab, the largest laboratory in the department of defense. The figure introduces the laboratory to industry, academic and government partners. The character is a dimensional video projection that appears in the lab’s headquarters lobby as well as making appearances at symposiums and conferences.

 

ANIMATED EYE FOR ALCON


Washington, DC: PeopleVision produced an animated eye, named "Patty Patanol" for Alcon Pharmaceuticals. The character was a six-foot-tall eye, with cartoon-style arms and legs. The eye itself was a large, three-dimensional video projection. The eye scanned the audience while the character’s robotic arm waived a red banner. The character supported the company’s Patanol product, which is a leading eye allergy medication.

 

 

PROPECIA SPOKESMANNEQUIN FOR MERCK


Whitehouse Station, NJ: PeopleVisionFX created a SpokesMannequin presentation for use by Merck Pharmaceuticals in promoting the company’s Propecia treatment for male pattern baldness. The character’s hairline changed from full to bald in order to dramatize the effect of the medication.

 

 

INTERACTIVE LOGO FOR ADT


San Francisco, CA: PeopleVisionFX produced an animated version of the ADT Automotive "winged lion" logo for the company's use at trade shows. The PeopleVision character was a larger than life version of the logo that featured a three dimension face projection. The lion's face was an illustration between performances. As the show began, the lion roared and was transformed into a live projection of a human actor wearing lion makeup. The actor was in a micro studio on the show floor and was able to see, hear and interact with the audience.

 

 

TALKING SCULPTURE


Prague, Czech Republic: PeopleVision produced a talking sculpture of Franz Kafka for the St. Michael’s attraction in the heart of old city. The sculpture was a life-sized bust of the famous writer that appeared to be carved out of marble. During performances, the sculpture became "living stone", reciting lines from Kafka’s writings in Czech, German and English. The "living stone" process combined special effects makeup with the video capture of actual marble textures.

 

MISS AMERICA


Atlantic City, NJ: PeopleVisionFX produced a SpokesMannequin "clone" of Miss America. The life-sized figure is on display at the headquarters of the Miss America organization. A motion sensor alerts the system to the presence of someone near the display and the character makes a two minute speech about her platform, "School to Work".

 

SINGING BERT PARKS SCULPTURE


Atlantic City, NJ: PeopleVisionFX has given a voice to a bronze statue of Bert Parks. The sculpture is a life-sized likeness of the famous Miss America host which holds out the crown as if crowning the new Miss America. PeopleVision installed motion sensors in the hands of the statue and disguised audio equipment and speakers in surrounding foliage. If a visitor decides to try on the crown, the rocks and bushes start singing the "There She Goes" theme.

 

MEDUSA


Cleveland Heights OH: The Medusa trade show exhibit, designed and produced by PeopleVision, won the grand prize for best exhibit at C.E.N.T.S. The exhibit included a talking logo which was a video relief sculpture of a Medusa head that appeared to be carved from white marble and transformed during performances into a living human face.

 

KNOTT'S BERRY FARM


Buena Park, CA: PeopleVisionFX produced a large dimensional video face for the Knott's "Scary Farm" attraction at Knott's Berry Farm. As cars approached in the dark ride, the glittering golden idol came to life and confronted the riders.

 

INTEGRATED CHIPWARE


Chicago, IL: PeopleVision created a large golden face which introduced Integrated Chipware’s new ICWorkshop product at the Embedded Development trade show.

 

 

 

ROHM ELECTRONICS


Santa Clara, CA: PeopleVisionFX produced a "Spirit of Electronics" for Rohm Corporation with a face that transformed from a molded circuit board to a human face.

 

WARNER BROS.


Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany: PeopleVision produced a giant dimensional video face for the Warner Bros. Movie World park in Germany. The animated character portrayed "Volkane", the villain in the Maverick Illusion Show. The fifteen foot high animated head appeared in the final act and confronted the live performers in a spectacular finale.

 

NATIONAL COWBOY HALL OF FAME


Oklahoma City, OK: PeopleVisionFX installed a Spokes- Mannequin likeness of the famous cowboy singer, R. W. Hampton in the children's museum at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. The figure welcomed visitors in response to a motion sensor. After the introduction, the SpokesMannequin invited visitors to choose a presentation from a menu that includes "Cowboy Gear", "On the Trail", "Chuck Wagon", "Cow Pony", "Cowboy Songs" and "Tall Tales".

 

 

MSA BIGHEAD


Orlando FL: PeopleVision created a BigHead Narrator presentation for the MSA Affinity(TM) Respirator trade show exhibit. The character was a large, three dimensional face projection that was approximately four times human scale and transformed through men and women of various races while engaging a live presenter in a simulated conversation about MSA products.

 

BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE TALKING TIRE


Las Vegas, NV: PeopleVisionFX created a talking tire for Bridgestone-Firestone. The character was a large, three dimensional face projection that has been built into the world's largest tire. The character performed live, interactive performances with a presenter and the audience.

 

ALABAMA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION


Montgomery, AL: PeopleVision produced a SpokesMannequin cattleman for the Alabama Cattlemen's museum. The figure welcomed visitors and narrated a large screen video display.

 

 

 

ROCK GALAXY, ISLE OF JERSEY, UK


Channel Islands, UK: PeopleVisionFX installed a SpokesMannequin performer at the "Rock Galaxy" restaurant on the British island of Jersey. The figure, Johnny Rock, performed songs in response to cues from a live DJ and performed with the disc jockey in simulated conversations.

 

ZIG ZIGLAR PORTRAIT


Oklahoma City, OK: PeopleVision "cloned" internationally renowned motivational speaker Zig Ziglar for the Academy of Achievement of Sales and Marketing Executives. The larger than life dimensional video portrait is on permanent display at Enterprise Square.

 

HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM


Hong Kong: Three SpokesMannequin characters were installed in the "Price of Power" exhibit at the Hong Kong Science Museum . The figures were in a simulated television studio and were engaged in a synchronized discussion of the environmental consequences of the use of energy.

 

 

ECOLOGY EXHIBIT


Nashville, TN: A SpokesMannequin presenter was installed in a traveling ecology exhibit. Major sponsors for the exhibit included the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duracell, the US Postal Service, Whirlpool, and Partners for Environmental Solutions.

 

FORD MOTORS


Detroit, Michigan: Four large PeopleVisionFX heads were developed for  Ford Motors' use in introducing its product lines. The large heads use robotic head movements and special video effects to deliver the client's messages. The PeopleVision heads were a part of Ford Motors' auto show property which toured the US.

 

THE WRECKER'S MUSEUM


Key West: PeopleVision produced an "Old Salt" character for the Wrecker's Museum. The figure evokes the images of Key West's rich history of salvage diving as he tells a colorful tale of humor and adventure.

 

FOXWOODS HOTEL AND CASINO


Ledyard, Connecticut: PeopleVisionFX produced three SpokesMannequins for the Foxwoods Hotel & Casino. The characters combine dimensional video projection with classic animatronics to recreate three characters from the history of the region. The figures portray a Sea Captain, a Saloon Keeper and a Missionary Priest. The characters tell tall-tales and history while entertaining patrons of the nearby shops.

 

PT PEMBANGUNAN JAYA


Jakarta, Indonesia: PeopleVision completed a native SpokesMannequin for Indonesia's largest theme park. The figure is a young Indonesian woman who ages 100 years in 29 seconds.

 

MGM GRAND


Las Vegas, Nevada: PeopleVisionFX produced a "Wicked Witch of the  West" SpokesMannequin for the MGM Grand Hotel & Theme Park. The figure is based on the character from the classic film The Wizard of Oz starring Margaret Hamilton. PeopleVision brought Ms. Hamilton "back to life" using a combination of custom sculpted makeup and proprietary contoured video techniques to literally reshape the actor's features.

 

 

IBM


Las Vegas, Nevada: PeopleVisionFX produced a SpokesMannequin "clone" of IBM's Assistant General Manager, Technology Personal Systems, Dr. Robert Carberry for COMDEX.

 

TOSHIBA


Las Vegas, Nevada: PeopleVision produced a FollowTech magic mirror effect for Toshiba at COMDEX. The display includes total real-time interactivity with the audience.

 

WORLD'S FAIR


Seville, Spain: PeopleVisionFX created a large, three dimensional video projected face for the Rank Xerox pavilion at Expo'92 in Seville, Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

MITSUBISHI


New York, NY: PeopleVision produced a SpokesMannequin presentation on Mitsubishi's Digiplater system for Graph EXPO.

 

THE TREASURE MUSEUM


Grand Cayman Islands: PeopleVisionFX completed an authentic "Blackbeard" character for the Treasure Museum in the Cayman Islands.

 

U.S. NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION LABORATORY


Washington, DC: A SpokesMannequin was installed in the National Demonstration Laboratory (NDL) in Washington, DC. The NDL is the nation's showcase for the latest developments in multimedia communications.

 

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!


Newport, Oregon: PeopleVisionFX produced two characters for Ripley's Believe It Or Not! and the Wax Works Museum at Mariner's Square in Oregon. One of the figures is an Aztec warning god. The other figure is an old mariner who awakens when visitors approach the museum.

 

 

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