In late July we were asked by Marcos Hernandez to collaborate with his PR company and the San Antonio Food Bank. The project would be for the “SA Goes Orange” September campaign by the San Antonio Food Bank. We collaborated with them on some initial productions and helped them produce, shoot and edit some PSA’s they had developed. In addition we developed some projection mapping installations, literally going rouge to some sites and running some tests 😀
It was a fun month. And one that quickly educated the collective in terms of how we develop content for non-profits.
The end result were projection installations that got better and better over the course of month. Sadly our last location was canceled, however we took our ideas we had for that day and implemented them at TEDx San Antonio.
We would like to thank the Food Bank for collaborating with us and giving us the opportunity to do some convergent media work for a non-profit that is out making a big difference in the 210.
Here are some clips and photos from the various projection days:
Over the past year the Convergent Media collective has been proud to collaborate with Cox Media:
“Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.”
Initially joey met Mary Lanoue-Gers at a Media Alliance meeting more than 3 years ago. We agreed that we should collaborate, but at the time both of us were still developing our new media initiatives out. Then this past year Alfonso Montemayor a colleague of Mary’s contacted joey and by that time we both had some mutual projects to discuss. So we were off!
The Collective met with Alfonso and did a full presentation for him and his partners in the new media division at Cox Media.
They were especially taken aback by the projection mapping and it was decided we would consult with them on a promotional projection mapping concept. The concept developed into a site specific projection project where they would be able to promote their clients through projection environments using branding in the background, as well as well customers/patrons.
For those who do not know. TEDx San Antonio, is a TED style conference where thought leaders gather to rethink, re-imagine and share ideas about technology, education, art and more.
This year the Convergent Media Collective was asked by TEDx San Antonio to host a demo of our projects and research. We were happy to oblige and we put together a group of demos that we felt exuded the raw nature of our work, both technologically and theoretically.
Students and community members came together and put on quite a show. The attendees were blown away and we received many compliments and a strong request for us to do another public showing of our work.