Pfadfinderei [fɑ:d’fɪndɜ:raɪ] is a Berlin-based design and motion graphics studio specializing in creative services for stage entertainment, large-format media installations, tradeshows and events.
Going beyond screen work, they apply innovative ideas to fusing light, video and spatial design. Pfadfinderei also sport a hot roster of patented fonts and design publications.
Founded in 1998 in Berlin, Pfadfinderei started as a design studio focused on print, fonts and logos designs. The name translates as ‘pathfinders’ or ‘boy scouts’ in German and refers to the studio’s initial work with vector graphics. To this day, vectors and a reductionist approach to creativity are their hallmark and signature style.
Pfadfinderei aim to produce timeless original design ideas and apply their creative hearts and minds to any and all of their work. Always.
In 2000 the studio added motion content and installations to its repertoire and soon found itself at the heart of the vibrant Berlin electronic music and nightlife scene. Through countless collaborations with leading Berlin clubs and talent, the Pfadfinderei crew became an integral part of the mix.
From sharing stages worldwide with the top tier of electronic musicians to crafting bespoke spatial concepts for an eclectic variety of clients, Pfadfinderei are innovators of interactive media scenography and a Berlin success story.
Their very diverse backgrounds (video editing, web design, VJing, 2D-3D graphics, video post-production, sound design) and a powerful synergy among themselves, lead to the development of Pixel Shapes collective that aims to produce impressive video mapping, visuals and installations.
From traditional video projection techniques to the most complex forms of architectural video mapping.
Looking for new forms of communication through the use of multimedia technologies and nonconventional supports.
Design of multimedia scenography.
Sound department is handled by Giovanni Raniolo, established sound designer and music producer.
Canon's first pico projector, the Rayo S1, is a WVGA (854x480) 100 lumens DLP pico projector that is based on Android OS. The Rayo S1 features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 4GB Of internal storage, a USB host reader and an onboard touchpad. The battery lasts for 2 hours.
Canon says it will start shipping the Rayo S1 in May 2019 for around $259.99.