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Zsolt Balogh

Video Designer


Simon Blakey


Video Designer & Animation Director

Zsolt Balogh is an animation director and video designer. His creative portfolio spans live events, theatre, installations, exhibitions and film. As a freelance designer he has worked extensively for 59 Productions and he has contributed to projects with SDNA, One of Us, The Mill, The People Speak, The Tate Modern/Britain, the V&A Museum, the BFI & LIFT festival.

Work includes:

World Economic Forum Photographer of the Year Summit 2019 2019
Video Designer

Elizabethan House Immersive Experience 2019
Audiovisual Designer
Hotrod Creations

Sigma 2017
by Gandini Juggling
Video and Projection Designer
Edinburgh & UK Tour

‘Andras Lovasi is 50’ Birthday Celebration 2017
Video Designer
The Papp Laszlo Sportarena, Budapest

FaustX2 2017
Video Designer
Watermill Theatre

We Are Hull 2017
Made in Hull / UK City of Culture 2017
Video & Animation Designer

Glastonbury: Land & Legend 2016
Video Designer
Curator: Kate Bailey
V&A Museum, London

Unreachable 2016
Video Designer
dir. Anthony Neilson
The Royal Court Theatre

Moon and Me 2016
Video Designer
dir. Dawn Richmond-Gordon
Eggbox Theatre

Suicide 2016
Assistant Video Designer
dir. Nadia Fall
National Theatre

Perspectives – video installation 2016
Video Designer (for 59Productions)
The World Economic Forum/National Geographic 2015
Senior Animator (for 59Productions)
dir. Rufus Norris, written by Moira Buffini with music by Damon Albarn
Manchester International Festival / National Theatre

‘The all-digital Cheshire Cat – flowing multi-coloured whiskers, terrifying fang-like teeth, representing all that is enticing and frightening about the internet – is magnificent’ – The Guardian

Rewind 500 – projection-mapped display 2015
Animator (for 59Productions)
Hampton Court Palace

Into the Hoods 2015
Digital Painter/ Animator
dir. Kate Prince
ZooNation / Peacock Theatre

Global Goals UN 2015
Animator (for 59Productions)
New York United Nations HQ,

Searching for Balance – video installation 2015
Designer (for 59Productions)
The World Economic Forum / National Geographic

Great Britain 2014
Animation director (for 59Productions)
dir. Nicholas Hytner
National Theatre

‘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 2014
Art director / animator
Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

Lighting the Sails – projection-mapped display 2014
Animator (for 59Productions)
Sydney Opera House / Sydney Vivid LIVE Festival

Shakespeare, the greatest living playwright – Exhibition 2014
Animation Director (for 59Productions)
Victoria & Albert Museum

Opening Night – projection-mapped display 2013
Video Designer
Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

Emil and the Detectives 2013
Director of Animation (for 59Productions)
dir. Bijan Sheibani
National Theatre

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

The Baroque Story – gallery installation 2013
Animation director (for 59Productions)
Historic Royal Palaces, London

David Bowie is – Touring exhibition 2013
Lead animator (for 59Productions)
Victoria and Albert Museum

‘Beautifully immersive… constantly surprising, fun, curious and compelling’ – Huffington Post

London Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012
Animation director for ‘Projection House’ (for 59Productions)
dir. Danny Boyle
This 7-min projection-mapped sequence celebrates 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

Enchanted Island 2012
Animator, digital painter (for 59Productions)
dir. Phelim McDermott
Metropolitan Opera

12 Moves 2012
Designer/Animator (for SDNA)
Worcester/SDNA / Cultural Olympiad.

Curtain Call – film and architectural installation 2012
Designer/Animator (for SDNA)
SDNA / London Roundhouse

Two Boys 2011
Animator (for 59Productions)
dir. Bartlett Sher, music by Nico Muhly
English National Opera

War Horse 2011
Additional animation (for 59Productions)
National Theatre, USA tour

Cooked – short film 2011
Visual Effects Supervisor
dir. Jens Blank.
Selected for Cannes Film Festival 2010

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