Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Full-length video of The Augmentalist at AWE 2015

This live presentation, the grand finale at last week's Augmented World Expo 2015, features Pascal Langdale as "The Augmentalist", with real-time animation powered by Dynamixyz Performer.

The eight-minute demo is followed by a four-minute behind-the-scenes talk by Pascal Langdale (performer, co-writer, producer) and Alison Humphrey (director, co-writer, producer) about The Augmentalist and the 2014 project that informed it, Faster than Night.

This story didn't actually start here, though. 

The previous day, our "augmented mentalist" worked his digital psychic mojo one-on-one with any visitor who stopped by our fortune-telling booth on the Expo floor. For more details, see these photos from the expo floor, and this teaser trailer:

And throughout the Expo's last day, leading up to his presentation as the grand finale, The Augmentalist introduced several keynote speakers, starting with the grandfather of VR and AR, Tom Furness:

Followed by renowned science-fiction author David Brin:

And finally Google Project Tango lead Johnny Lee:

Aug-ust company!

The Augmentalist
Presented June 10th 
at Augmented World Expo 2015 
in Silicon Valley, California.

Performed and co-written by Pascal Langdale
Directed and co-written by Alison Humphrey
Facial capture operator Solène Morvan

Performance capture powered by Dynamixyz
Facial animation by Centaur Digital and Dynamixyz

Produced by Motives in Movement
in collaboration with Dynamixyz and Augmented World Expo 2015

With development support from
and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council