At 4Pi productions we love the National Eisteddfod of Wales. We are an international team; a delicious mix of Welsh, Spanish and English and so the Eisteddfod is always an exciting and fascinating opportunity to see Welsh culture in the raw, in what is for many Welsh people the most anticipated event of the year. Visitors to the Eisteddfod sometimes describe it as the time that they feel most ‘Welsh’, when they can connect and speak with their fellow countrymen and women in their native tongue. And yet, the Eisteddfod is unfailingly welcoming to all whether they speak Welsh or not, and it is this inclusive, welcoming approach that helped to give this year’s Eisteddfod a really special feeling and why it was a highlight of the year for all of us at 4Pi Productions too.
Over the last couple of months, 4Pi Productions has been working in collaboration with the Wales Millennium Centre to deliver Roald Dahl inspired installations, and it’s been a lot of fun. The projects have included a Wondercrump video booth, The Dreamcycle and Mrs Pratchett’s Sweet trikes, ESIO TROT styled tortoise fishing experience and culminated in the installation of a giant kinetic peach sculpture in the main lobby of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.
To mark 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, Cardiff is hosting many events during the year, including a large street spectacle in September, the City of the Unexpected. As part of this city wide initiative, 4Pi has been commissioned by the Wales Millennium Centre to create two interactive tricycles, Mrs Pratchett’s Sweetshop and the Dreamcycle. Both tricycles will be touring across many festivals this summer to engage with children and encourage them to get involved with Roald Dahl celebrations.
Conductor 360º is a VR interactive experience that puts the user in control of a live music performance. This REACT funded project is a collaboration between On Par, 4π Productions, Atticus Digital and Tom Raybould.
We are excited to be involved in the Tiger Bay Tales project that launched on the 12th February.
You can see a video in 360º of the presentation.
Tiger Bay Tales is a story gathering project that is collecting and sharing the memories of the people of Tiger Bay – and throughout February, you can find out more about the project at the Tiger Bay Tales information hub in Mermaid Quay. The hub will be open throughout February until 17 March 2016 hosting the exhibition ‘Changing Cardiff’ by John B Hilling & David Hilling.
A selection of interior 360º Panoramas documenting the former Pilkington Glass Factory at the heart of the new Redcliff Quarter redevelopment. For best interactions please download onto a smartphone or tablet and engage the gyroscope feature. VR content
The core creative team of 4π have just returned from a second visit to the American South West to provide project development support for Janire Najera’s creative commission for the Spanish Embassy of America.
4Pi Productions are delighted to be showcasing a number of our commercial & creative projects at this years Visit Wales’ Digital Tourism Exhibition. The event is occurring at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium on Monday the 3rd of November and is free access to all.
We are delighted to have just returned from Macau where the 4π team have just undertaken the projects first installation in Asia.
We are delighted to announce that the innovative & award winning Dance Dome project will be undertaking its first major tour across Wales later this year. The projects portable pop-up 360º cinema will be appearing at locations across the country between July & November and will be completely free to the visiting public. The Tour will be the first chance for Welsh audiences to see the projects most recent Fulldome production, Pal O Me Heart. which was premiered at last years Edinburgh Fringe Festival to great reviews.