Construction and Usability Mobile Urban Gallery
By their very nature the containers are easily transported on two trailers. Setup time on site is kept to an absolute minimum. The units are robust and weatherproof. The initial concept called for a â€œvillageâ€ within the arena that would be attractive to the festival crowd. The containers can be multi- functional, each comes with itâ€™s own lighting and sound system. The interiors were built to withstand anything a festival crowd could throw at them and they have certainly proved themselves.
The Technology Perspex Photobooth
Two containers were packed with technology, the blue one, a photo booth. Festival public take over-head pictures of their group in the acrylic photo booth â€“ pictures below. The pictures are then edited on touch screen 24â€ iMacs running flash under Windows, These were used for data editing. email and phone number gathered (both containers were data harvest points), were passed to a second PC managing the database. A third PC took care of managing print queues for the two colour laser printers. The pictures were printed on printers as a number of prints in â€˜long slot formâ€™ onto plastic waterproof paper for people to stick all over themselves and the park!
Â Touchscreen Video
Touchscreen Video Editing was within the green container, this housed a mini widescreen slot where the festival public take videos off their phone memory cards. We developed a touch screen editing application so that when the user inserted an SD card, the system downloaded 20 seconds of each video on their card. They could then use this video together with festival bands footage to edit by dragging icons to a time line, selecting filters and effects and finally sending to a widescreen slot driven by Dataton Watchout. Videos could also be downloaded later from the â€œwake up your phoneâ€ website. This container while in Amsterdam proved very popular with video crews filming vox-pops from various bands onsite.