Pinball & Pittsburgh

Pinball and Pittsburgh just seem to go together. Some students at nearby Carnegie Mellon University thought so and decided to create a short, animated video that rolled a few balls around our city streets.

The video caption reads: A short fantasy set into panoramic Pittsburgh industrial landscapes drawn by muralist Doug Cooper, Andrew Mellon Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. A guy on a street car sees a dancer on city steps who then enters a bar where someone is playing pinball, and the game is joined with the entire city activated in a city-wide game. The film features CMU School of Drama’s PigPen Theatre as actors and as the creators of the score€”Ryan Melia, Arya Shahi, Ben Ferguson and Dan Weschler. Ryan Woodring led the post production effort. 3d modeling was done by Shawn Cencer and Greg Tanski. Green screen filming was done at Pittsburgh Filmmakers by Gretchen Neidert and Matthew Day.