• Dates: 2014
  • Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
  • Role: Software Director
  • Collaborators:
    • United Nations Department of Public Information
    • Oceanic Preservation Society
    • Obscura Digital
    • Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea
    • Vulcan Productions
    • Millennium ART
    • Trailer Park
    • Picture Motion
    • Obscured Pictures
    • Travis Threlkel – Chief Creative Officer
    • Matty Dowlen – Chief of Production
    • Sean Holt – Director of IT
    • Marc Melzer – Director of Media and Art
    • Andrew Plourde – Senior Technical Director
    • Emmett Feldman – Senior Art Director
    • Jennifer Williams – Producer
    • Mia Hanak – Communications
    • Ari Ali – Media Producer
    • Yael Braha – Associate Creative Director
    • Bryant Place – Interactive Engineer
    • Joshua Goldberg – Software Producer
    • Naohiro Haitani – Senior Graphic Designer
    • Cullen Miller – Systems Technician
    • Gaston Albanell – Systems Technician
    • Diego Novoa – Systems Technician
    • Joe Goldring – Install Technician
    • Tom Parrette – Writer
    • Krista Adkins – Production Coordinator
    • Andrew Jones – Live Painter / 3D Artist
    • Jim Ellis – 3D Artist
    • Tim Digulla – 3D Artist
    • Ron Robinson – Art Director
    • Eddy Katt – Animator
    • Brittnie Diamant – Animator
    • Ryan Berkey – Animator
    • Zachary Seidner – Animator
    • Matt Goodwin – Animator
    • Natalie Wilkinson – Editor
    • Alexi Alexaieff – Production Artist
    • Joshua Brott – Photo / Video
    • Ivan Landau – Photo & Video / Animator
    • Eric Schneider – Purchasing
    • Alex Oropeza – Audio Engineer
    • Harald Boyesen – Music Composer
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On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the United Nations Department of Public Information presented a spectacular 30-story architectural projection in partnership with the Oceanic Preservation Society, Obscura Digital, and Insurgent Media. The General Assembly and Secretariat buildings were lit up with massive projections as part of a revolutionary call for action on global climate change.

The event took place in connection with the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. “Now is the time to take decisive action on climate change. Protecting our planet is the responsibility of each and every one of us. We must make our voices heard. These exceptional projections shown at the United Nations will help draw attention to the need to make climate action a reality in every community and every society,” said UN Secretary-General General Ban Ki-moon.

The visual showcase was made possible with the support of and the Lehrer Family Foundation and produced in conjunction with Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea, Vulcan Productions, and Millennium ART. illUmiNations was a collaborative effort between Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award-winning producer Fisher Stevens, and Obscura Digital. The musical score for the video was composed by Academy Award-nominated composer J. Ralph.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS & ARTWORK Yann Arthus-Bertrand James Balog William Coupon David Doubilet Earth Vision Trust GoodPlanet Foundation HOME Jerry Greenberg Michael Greenberg Howard and Michelle Hall David Hannan/Ocean Ark Alliance Shawn Heinrichs International Center of Photography Frans Lanting Steve McCurry Plankton Chronicles Sebastião Salgado, Genesis Joel Sartore Louis Schwartzberg Daniel Stoupin