LITTLE WINTER Digital Installation
Grandpa's model railroad crashes into the digital age
Five hand-built dioramas are brought to life in a large-scale film and music installation at The Cosmopolitan. The project is centered in the hotel's lobby: a massive digital/physical experience, and one of the most sophisticated video display systems in the world. The project also spans several hundred other digital displays across the resort including elevators and outdoor marquee. The winter storybook scenes depict a nordic ice fishing adventure at daybreak, an alpine ski day, a sunset ice-skating outing, a twilight hot tub celebration, and a moonlit deep woods quest. Filled with hidden stories, the frozen scenes are brought to life with animated figures and environmental effects. An original music score accompanies each scene as a winter’s day passes from dawn to the deep of night.
Thanks to our awesome partners Nix & Gerber, Ntropic and Jesse Solomon Clark for spectacular scenic builds, animation and original score.
Our other installations at The Cosmopolitan can be seen here
Hundreds of non-sequitur characters within the sets create a wonderland of tiny, satirical stories: two sumo wrestlers grapple in the snow; a lion tamer summons a nun-in-a-box with a whip; troublesome bears bowl for humans with giant snowballs; a lovable yeti appears in each scene to spread holiday cheer.
Client: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Lisa Marchese / Concept, Design and Direction: Katrina Crawford, Mark Bashore/ Scene Design: Katrina Crawford, Raul Villalobos, Nix & Gerber Studio / Original Music Score: Jesse Solomon Clark / Scenic Builds: Nix & Gerber Studio / Animation, Effects, Post Production: Ntropic / Simon Mowbray, Creative Director / Executive Producer for Yonder: Jennifer Senkler