We are currently working on our own (YouTube) channel where we will be sharing our most recent experiments, interviews, and innovative short films. You can find a first visual impression of what we’re busy with below. You can also sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date!
Experiment 1: Volcap tests: Volumetric capture 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 2: Volumetric test – distance to viewer and natural interaction: (capture HTC vive experience). In this short video we tested how many volumetric models we could use together in one scene (built in Unreal). We also tested how we could create natural interaction between the captured actor and the viewer.
Experiment 3: VA method test – testing and developing our method : In 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 4: 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. In this way the virtual actors adapt to the wishes of the viewer without taking the viewer out of the story. We are exploring what opportunities this provides for the use of AI.
Experiment 5: Photogrammetry: photogrammetry can play an important role in the development of immersive cinema. We are also exploring the integration of photogrammetry and volumetric capture.
Experiment 6 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.
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