Fusion, Sixteen-Nine Discuss….

Fusion Discuss Waterfalls and Other Photo-realistic Digital Content

February 6, 2019

It’s Day 2 here at this year’s iteration of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Hosted at the RAI Amsterdam, this tradeshow floor is a sprawling, multi-hall convention with more than 1,300 exhibitors. The show is just huge, and there’s a ton of walking to do. (By the way, we’re in Hall 15, booth D230 just off the main entrance to the tradeshow; if you’re here, please come by and see us.)

One welcome distraction while getting in some steps (actually miles of them) was the latest release of Dave Haynes’ Sixteen-Nine podcast, titled “Lava Flows, Fluid Mechanics and the Deep Science Behind Video Wall Waterfalls.” Dave sat down with Lauren Miller and Mark Stasiuk of Fusion CI Studios to discuss an art form they seem to have mastered. And more.

In this interview, they do a great job explaining some of the processes behind what they call “photorealistic visual effects,” a perfect description for the wonderful work they do. Fusion specializes in dynamic digital content (Mark even humble-brags about parting the Red Sea – TWICE – as part of his work!), including liquid, fire, avalanches, particles and more.

I’m sure Fusion has a long record of creating beautiful work, but we at SNA Displays crossed paths with them about three years ago when they worked on the amazing waterfall content for the Salesforce lobby video wall in San Francisco. Since then, we’ve collaborated on a few projects, including our very own demo space at our New York City headquarters, which Lauren discusses in the podcast. And, by the way, we are finalists for a Digital Signage Award for our NYC HQ demo space for which Fusion designed content.

Whether blogging or podcasting, Dave always an insightful take. But we extra-recommend that you have a listen to this one. I can almost guarantee you’ll find their discussion of the science behind their work interesting. (Spoiler alert: there’s a mention of “geophysical fluid mechanics” and “physical volcanology,” too.