Animated Hiroshige prints

Hiroshige’s landscapes are still and quiet. They feel like moments frozen in time. Subtle animation offers just enough motion to draw a viewer in and focus their attention on something they might not have noticed.

Concept, Creative Direction, Video Production

Daniel Fries

I’m interested in how this type of animation can be leveraged in museum spaces to activate works of art. I can imagine a type of AR experience that allows people to animate still works of art with a device.

I used Unity to build an AR app that recognizes the prints, and begins to play the animated video associated with that print. I haven’t been able to get the app to work on my phone, so the video below shows how my computer camera activates the animation when it registers a still print.

Concept, Creative Direction, Unity Integration