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Zsolt Balogh is an innovative animation and video designer and artistic director of New Visual Paradigm. Trained at NFTS and the Royal College of Art, London, his creative portfolio spans live events, theatre, exhibitions, and film production. The artistry and visual power of his designs have been widely acclaimed. New Visual Paradigm's clients include Hull UK City of Culture 2017, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the World Economic Forum, and Royal Court Theatre, London. Before establishing the company in 2016, Zsolt Balogh worked with 59 Productions, SDNA, One of Us, The Mill, The People Speak,  Tate Modern, Tate Britain, BFI, LIFT festival, and Royal Opera House. His designs featured in flagship projects by 59 Productions including the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, the V&A's blockbuster 'David Bowie is' exhibition, and productions at the National Theatre, English National Opera and Metropolitan Opera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected design credits and reviews:

 

Lead Video Designer and Creative Director for New Visual Paradigm:

 

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Fractures' installation, Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum 2018
 

Lovasi 50 Live concert visuals, Budapest 

“The most striking visual backdrop yet of any concert in Hungary” Magyar Nemzet

 

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Opening Ceremony 

The opening light show was amazing. I cannot express the emotions I felt. At first, I was giddy and happy...then in tears. I saw it three times’ Hull citizen Gina Garton, The Guardian

 

Sigma, Gandini Juggling Theatre, Edinburgh Festival 2017

 

Unreachable, dir. Anthony Neilson, Royal Court Theatre, London
 

'Glastonbury: Land and Legend' display, Victoria and Albert Museum

"Balogh...pays homage to the Glastonbury experience through a multi-screen pyramid structure based on Maslow’s "hierarchy of human needs' theory"

Creators ProjectGlastonbury Footage Forms a Video Sculpture at London's V&A

 

Barbican Ball 'The Vulgar Ball', Quintessentially Events
 

Giberg 'Pavlova' jewellery launch, Quintessentially Events

 

'Moon and Me', Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, dir: Dawn Richmond-Gordon

 

 

Freelance portfolio:

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2015

 

For 59Productions: wonder.land, dir. Rufus Norris/Moira Buffini, music by Damon Albarn. Manchester International Festival/National Theatre (Senior Animator)

 

‘The all-digital Cheshire Cat [in wonder.land] – flowing multicoloured whiskers, terrifying fang-like teeth, representing all that is enticing and frightening about the internet – is magnificent’ Kitty Empire, The Guardian

 

For 59Productions: Rewind 500, projection-mapped display on Hampton Court Palace (Animator)

 

For Andrzej Goulding: Into the Hoods, dir. Kate Prince. ZooNation Dance Company/Peacock Theatre. (Digital Painter/ Animator)

 

For 59Productions: Global Goals UN / New York United Nations HQ (Animator)

 

 

2014

 

For 59Productions: Great Britain, dir. Nicholas Hytner. National Theatre (Animation director)

 

‘Giant video screens dominate Tim Hatley’s design, relaying snippets from other papers … and as the images flash past we experience the fluidity of the news agenda as well as its limits.’  Evening Standard

 

‘Three Dances’ projection-mapped display. Hungarian State Opera, Budapest (Art Director and animator)

 

For 59Productions: ‘Lighting the Sails', projection-mapped display on Sydney Opera House. Sydney Vivid LIVE Festival (Animator)

 

For 59Productions: Shakespeare, the greatest living playwright exhibition. Victoria and Albert Museum (Animation Director)

 

 

2013

 

‘Opening Night’ projection-mapped display. Hungarian State Opera, Budapest (Art director, animator)

 

For 59Productions: Emil and the Detectives, dir. Bijan Sheibani. National Theatre (Director of Animation)

 

'The true star [of Emil and the Detectives] is [the] stunning design. Expressionistic, wonky and sometimes vertigo-inducing, it evokes the Twenties setting and has a magic all of its own.' Evening Standard

 

For 59Productions: ‘The Baroque Story’ immersive gallery installation telling the story of Hampton Court Palace’s transformation over the centuries. Historic Royal Palaces, London (Animation director)

 

For 59Productions: David Bowie is touring exhibition. Victoria and Albert Museum (Lead animator)  

 

['David Bowie is] Beautifully immersive… constantly surprising, fun, curious and compelling. Whatever kind of a Bowie fan you are - hell, even you're not - book a ticket now.' Huffington Post

 

 

2012

 

For 59Productions: London Olympic Opening Ceremony, dir. Danny Boyle. (Animation director for ‘Projection House’.)

 

This 7-minute projection-mapped sequence [ The Projection House ], celebrating 1960-2012 British art, culture and entertainment, was broadcast to worldwide audience of over 1 billion and forms a stand-alone bonus feature on the official DVD of the ceremony.

 

‘There can't be many Olympic opening ceremonies you'd watch more than once, but this was my third time round [on DVD] and it was joyous.’  The Guardian

 

For 59Productions: Enchanted Island, dir. Phelim McDermott. Metropolitan Opera/Subsequently revived in repertory, and broadcast live to cinemas worldwide. (Animator, digital painter)

 

For SDNA: 12 Moves outdoor dance and film spectacular, Worcester/SDNA. Cultural Olympiad. (Designer/Animator)

 

For SDNA: Curtain Call by Ron Arad/SDNA, pioneering film and architectural installation. London Roundhouse (Designer/Animator)

 

 

2011

 

For 59Productions: Two Boys, dir. Bartlett Sher, music by Nico Muhly. English National Opera (Animator)

 

For 59Productions: War Horse, USA tour (Additional animation)

 

For 59Productions: Les Miserables World Tour (Animator)

 

Cooked animated short film, dir. Jens Blank. Selected for Cannes Film Festival 2010. (Visual Effects Supervisor)