To introduce Gatorade’s new active water to the world, UNIT9 developed a completely new technology capable of generating a visual and literal representation of an active water. The ingenious installation combines art, photography and science to synchronize tiny droplets of G-Active so that together they form a character that jumps, runs and even kicks a punching bag. The end result is both stunning and quite poetic.
In order to pull this off, Gatorade created an intricate water rig from scratch, using mostly custom parts. The rig releases thousands of millimetric G-Active droplets in a millisecond forming a 3-D character. This rig is synchronized with a lighting system, which is also synchronized with a large-format digital camera that captures the frames and generates a stop-motion animation of this human-like water character coming to life. It was all done for real, with no tricks.