The focus at Virtual Acting Studio is principally directed at experimentation and the discovery of new possibilities/applications. We do this via our ongoing experiments, such as Strange Head.

Experiment 1:
VA method test – testing and developing our methodIn 2018 we developed our VA method, we continue to test it with actors and develop it further. We use our own in-house method for acting in immersive media.
Experiment 3:
Virtual actors and traditional cinema: We continue to research the increasingly large role that virtual actors and game engines have in the development of traditional cinema and what new possibilities they may offer.

Experiment 5:
Invisible and intuitive interaction: A very effective technique to employ in immersive cinema is allowing characters to react to the viewer without the viewer having to undertake any action to trigger it. We are exploring what opportunities this provides for the use of AI.
Experiment 2:
Volcap tests: Volumetric acting is an important development in the world of virtual acting and immersive cinema. As part of the Chronosphere programme we are exploring its possibilities and pitfalls, with partners and makers.
Experiment 4:
Volumetric test – natural interaction: In this short VR video we tested how many volumetric models we could use together in one scene We also tested how we could create natural interaction between the captured actor and the viewer.
Experiment 6:
Photogrammetry: photogrammetry can play an important role in the development of immersive cinema. We are also exploring the integration of photogrammetry and volumetric capture.

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