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Scored to the music, two dozen Monets come to life at “First Impressions” 🖼

You think you know a painting until you get a closer look.

The first thing I discovered while designing the Monet projections for the First Impressions concert was how much detail there is in every brushstroke, like a painting within a painting. It reminds me of that scene in the Art Institute from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when Cameron stares deeper into the painting until there is nothing left but a single dot. It’s in this trance state that you start to notice how the paint dances and skips across the canvas. From this filmmaker’s perspective, Monet creates a true “motion picture” in each painting.

The character of Cameron from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" looks into a painting by Georges Seurat.

The projection design you will see next week attempts to reveal this life and movement through animation but it’s the music that will bring out the heart and soul. With this in mind, I have choreographed every visual moment to fit with the music like a movie to its own score. And just as you start to see things by looking deeper into the painting, my hope is that the images on screen will reveal something unexpected in the music. As they say, it’s all in the details.

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David Sherman

Projection Design

David is the co-creator, editor and producer of the Denver Philharmonic’s...

David is the co-creator, editor and producer of the Denver Philharmonic’s Emmy Award-winning webseries, Playing Out. He has designed projections for several large-scale musicals and concerts and created six curriculum-based, multimedia shows that he toured through middle and high schools. David is also the creator of The Big Adventures of Little Ioda, a six-part children’s series developed for PBS. The series won five Emmy Awards in 2016, two of which were awarded to David for Best Writer and Best Editor of a Children’s Program.

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