Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Motion-Capture Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream was my theatre directing MFA thesis production at York University.

Staged in March 2013, it used facial motion capture to live-animate a 3D computer-generated donkey head for Bottom, among other way-cool tech-driven fairy magic.

I wrote the blog Action Refraction during the process, using it as a place to collect and share tech and creative inspirations and other musings with the company.

That utterly fabulous and nerve-wracking experience taught me a huge amount about using bleeding-edge technology in live theatre, but clearly not enough not to do it again...