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movie . Voice of Arab 3 Blind Auditions

© . MBC

11|07|15

VOICE of ARAB BLIND AUDITION

Pivot | Set Supervision / (technical) Design

One of the most enjoyable parts of the show. Blind Auditions are allways full of good surprises..



John de Mol's worldwide sold format is a hit in the Middle-East. Young talented vocal artists all compete for the grand-prize, a contract with a worldwide music producer to create their own album.

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nearing completion
image 01 . nearing completion

©2015 . Gert Muurling

halfway point
image 02 . halfway point

©2015 . Gert Muurling

19|06|15 - 06|07|15

VOICE of ARAB BLIND AUDITION

Pivot | Set Supervision / (technical) Design

I'm at MBC studios, Beirut, Lebanon. Third tour for the Voice of Arab, Blind Auditions. It usually takes just a few days of preparing and several weeks of on-site supervision before a deliverable set can be produced. This is largely due to availability of materials, subsequent on-site design changes and the mere fact that these sets are being custom made instead of compiled from reusable building blocks. At times this will make set construction a challenge to say the least, but at the same time most of the fun happens when things go haywire.. Like each edition, a number of design changes were practised and we achieved best out of three seasons.



John de Mol's worldwide sold format is a hit in the Middle-East. Young talented vocal artists all compete for the grand-prize, a contract with a worldwide music producer to create their own album.

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24|04|15

PITCHING THE DUTCH NEWS

NOS | pitch

An interesting exercise today, my first ever pitch for a tv show. I felt honoured because I was granted the oppertunity to pitch an idea / concept about which way to go with all of NOS's news programs. Honoured because this is a 'by invitation only' pitch. An interesting exercise because it meant integrating several shows into one studio, one set, while still maintaining seperate identities. I love these kind of projects because they incorporate a complex blend of logistics and design.

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barrier models
image 01 . render compared to CAD model

©2015 . Gert Muurling

16|05|15

EFFICIENT 3D MODELING

mojobarriers | 3D modeling / animation

The challenge here was to come up with multipurpose 3D models which are both beautiful when rendered and efficient enough to be used in CAD drawings, without clogging up the clients file with megabytes of superfluous data. Done this way for all of mojobarriers' product library blocks they now have a sound bases of producing 3D cad drawings as well as 3D animations to be used as instruction videos to go along with their key products.

here at cracklewax we make it a habit modeling both accurate and low poly, next to the obvious file size advantage there are other perks. For instance being able to port the models straight into real time rendering applications like wysywyg lighting software or virtual set applications.

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15|04|15

GENERATING IDEAS

G3 festivals | product design

Had an interesting meeting in Antwerpen today, it meant the official start of prototype development.

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bij Dino in de straat - Show
image 01 . showtime

©2015 . Jeroen Les

25|03|15

BIJ DINO IN DE STRAAT, SHOW

MenAtWork | set design

Presenting the finished and fully operational product.

We had great fun designing this hilarious comedyquiz, each and every try-out showed proof of a promising format. Try-outs played an imoprtant role in the design process. Not just the input from the presenter and quizcaptains added value, but as try-outs developed into a first pilot it became clear to everyone that any loose prop the guys could get their hands on was being used in the most peciuliar of ways to enhance or illustrate their jokes..

Many thanks to the guys at Light-H-art for their contribution and advice..

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27|01|15

GENERATING IDEAS

G3 festivals | product design

Interesting follow-up, it seems that one of the ideas potentially qualifies for a global patent. Should be interesting to develop this idea into an actual product.

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15|01|15

STORYBOARDING

mojobarriers | animation

Storyboard meeting at mojobarriers, they are looking for set-up instruction animations to go with their new product-line.

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Gouden Loeki - Show
image 01 . showtime

©2015 . Gert Muurling

14|01|15

GOUDEN LOEKI, SHOW

BlazHoffski | set design

Presenting the finished and fully operational product.

The challenge here was to design a multipurpose set for an award show. Some 900 guests had to be welcomed and given a chance to have chat with collegues, friends and even competitors. After a certain time they would be moved into the studio area where they'd enjoy and participate in a live broadcast of an hour or so. There's no event like this without a party, so after showtime the whole bunch would have to be moved back into the networking area at the outer parts of the venue while the whole studio area at the inside would be transformed into a party spot during half an hour of changeover.

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Gouden Loeki - Set construction
Gouden Loeki - Set testing
image 01/02 . construction & testing

©2015 . Gert Muurling

12-13|01|15

GOUDEN LOEKI, SET CONSTRUCTION

BlazHoffski | set design

Good times at Amsterdam Westergashouder, we hit all the marks (time- and position-wise) during construction day 1. Many thanks to EML / Stageco / Stagebrothers, they were a great help and made set delivery a breeze..

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05|01|15

GENERATING IDEAS

G3 festivals | product design

Interesting start of the year, have been asked to start generating visual ideas for an upcoming product design. A smart, yet beautiful solution for temporary accomodation at large scale public events.

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01|01|15

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