Friday, 13 May 2016

Youtube VR testing part 1

Youtube VR experiment part one - Youtube VR is a recent addition to the virtual reality race that enables film makers to create 360 degree panoramic videos that the viewers can interact with to the extent of watching whatever is in the 360 degrees of the camera.

Simply open these videos into full screen on your mobile and move your phone around to interact!
If you are viewing on a computer, there will be an interface telling showing you how to interact with your mouse.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

3D Visualisation - Immersive production

Continuing in my experiments with 3D CAD to show designs for performance art visuals. Here are images depicting an immersive production in which the audience are invited to come and sit within a military tent to be joined by a group of intimidating looking guardsmen from an unnamed totalitarian regime,

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Experimenting with presenting Epic on the small stage (Part two)

Continuing on from the previous post, this is an experiment into portraying the unfolding story of a large scale battle using strategically lit vignettes to allow 8 actors to portray a vast conflict.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Experimenting with presenting Epic on the small stage (Part one)

Using lighting, I am attempting to show a battle between two vast medieval armies using just 8 actors!

I have always found that when battles are presented onstage, because there simply cannot be the amount of extras needed, the whole thing ends up usually looking like a bar brawl punch up!

I think, if you were to use effective sound and very narrowly cropped lighting, much like if you were lighting a puppet and avoiding lighting the puppeteer, you could train your actors to be in the correct place at the correct time to have the effect of a crowded battle field.
View from front up close
Lighting from the front in a very tight square and the same, perhaps softer from the sides to keep a naturalistic light with a sense of depth.
View from front several rows back
I would like to see how this could be used across a stage space in a series of vignettes with effective sound, to tell the story of how a battle panned out.
Viewed from the side, a couple of rows back