Jack Hattingh

What are you most trying to accomplish in your work? 

Entertain and improve the 3D pixel mapping experience.

What do you think sets your work apart from the work of others in your field?

That I am constantly and compulsively thinking about new ways to entertain and innovate. I care about the audiences experience more than I care about the bottom line.

What or who inspired you to get into your field? Do you have any individuals or groups of people that you credit with helping you achieve the goals you set out to accomplish?

In my younger days, I would buy records based solely on who the sound engineer was. This was because I loved the craft and the quality of their work. My first job was a sound engineer position, but during this time I fell in love with editing and creating beautiful visuals. I studied under Vilmos Zsigmond, A.S.C. and Victor Jay Kemper, A.S.C., who guided me on how to paint pictures with light and shadow. After a long and successful career in shooting and directing concerts, major events for TV, and learning 3D graphics on the side as a hobby; I saw an experimental 3D pixel mapping show from Europe. I realized that all of my past experiences and passions could be combined into one medium allowing me to express myself in ways impossible in the past.

What role has serendipity played in the turning points in your career? 

After seeing the first pixel mapping experiments done in Europe, It dawned on me both artistically and professionally. At the time I had a client with a perfect event for 3D mapping, he loved the idea and the journey of the fist 3D mapping show in the US begun. We pioneered this medium and have numerous ongoing and successful shows.

What have been the greatest challenges that you have encountered in your career?

I think the greatest challenge was very early on in my career, being born in the wrong place! I was born in South Africa, and early on in my career; I was shut off from the rest of the world due to sanctions that were imposed on the country. I lived in a vacuum until I was able to immigrate to the USA, where I was able to then flourish and develop my ideas.

Do you believe leaders and innovators have certain qualities that they all share? If so, what?

Yes, definitely! Passion, drive, focus, and believing that failure is not an option.

How would you most like to change the world through your work?

I’m not sure that my work is world changing, but I would like to put a smile on it.

Follow us

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google+ icon
LinkedIn icon
instagram icon

Copyright @ The World Technology Network. All Rights Reserved Back to Top

Back to Top