Clear Story blends the techniques and trade secrets of architecture, design, photography, and theatre production to capture, manipulate, and direct light to create unique environments and visual experiences. Whether designing for an intentional space or adapting to an existing setting, Clear Story designs and programs lighting and projection systems that function in a variety of environmental conditions both interior and exterior.  

With a new d3 Design Studio, Clear Story has expanded capacity to develop and implement state of the art lighting and projection installations.  Learn more about the d3 Design Studio here....

The Chair - Campaign Projections, 2014

Clear Story implemented a one-night projection happening as a guerrilla promotion tactic for “The Chair,” a documentary / reality program that followed two directors as they made their first feature films.  The films — “Hollidaysburg” and Not Cool” — are based on the same source material and tell the stories of high school friends returning home from college for Thanksgiving break.  Clear Story identified high-visibility locations and executed high-quality projections on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh’s bustling Southside neighborhood.  


“The Chair” and the two movies were produced in Pittsburgh in 2014.   The content for the projections was developed by Wall-to-Wall Studios.


H’Art of Haiti Gala, Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, 2013

Using d3 media servers, Clear Story designed and projected a large, immersive video surround onto a curved, seamless, white cyclorama.  Clear Story also designed and produced all the content for the show which included motion graphics as well as video,  photography, and gigapans all shot on location in Haiti.

 To see some of the custom content created for this event see these links:

H’Art of Haiti Gala, Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, 2013 - Content #1

H’Art of Haiti Gala, Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, 2013 - Content #2

Riverlights, Portal Bridge Installation, 2013

Clear Story was commissioned by Riverlife to create a temporary lighting installation for the Portal Bridge at Point State Park as part of Riverlights, a special event to celebrate the reopening of Pittsburgh's iconic fountain at the confluence of the three rivers.  Using energy efficient light fixtures and a restrained color palate, the design emphasized the fluid textures of the water in the reflecting pools and accented the distinctive architectural characteristics of the space.   


Pittsburgh Festival of Lights, 2007 - 2009

Clear Story served as the technical directors of the Pittsburgh Festival of Lights, a series of spectacular architectural lighting and projection installations throughout Downtown Pittsburgh. The project transformed the cityscape and nighttime environment, encouraging visitors to explore the city on foot and become immersed in the towering murals of light. As technical directors of the Festival of Lights, Clear Story’s specialists collaborated with renowned firms Art Lumiere and Casa Magica to provide installation support and coordinate all onsite logistics, permitting, electrical requirements, and weather enclosures for the projection systems on buildings such as the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, William Penn Hotel, and the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.  Clear Story's Principal and Creative Director Rob Long was also a featured light artist in this festival of urban lighting installations.


55th Carnegie International installation, Artist Doug Aiken, Migration, 2008

This work by artist Doug Aiken was a major highlight of the Carnegie Museum's world renowned exhibition.  The installation which was managed and produced by World Stage was installed on the front and rear of the museum for nine months.   Clear Story's role was to provide technical support, onsite management and maintenance of the project during the setup and run of the exhibition.