We were honoured to take up the positions of Keynote Speaker for Motion Capture, VR and Games Panel expert, and showcase Orion – our high-end motion capture solution, in combination with LiveAction our full-body performance capture software on it’s utilisation by leading production houses for realtime virtual performances and VR experiences.
By Stephen Reid • 05.22.17
Last month on Earth Day, we revealed the first three projects of our VR for Impact program. In this, the first of several interviews, we’re talking to the creators of Tree, one of our first selections.
Draw Me Close Uses VR, Props, And Performance To Evoke Childhood
There is a multitude of scientific studies on how complex memory is. How audio, smell, even taste, can take you back somewhere. That is to say, sensory immersion can help stir recollections and feelings of that past. What better way to immerse yourself and stir up emotions than with an immersive medium like virtual reality?
‘Draw Me Close’ promises to provide a first of its kind immersive experience during its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
Launching on 21 April at Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes, Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son in the wake of her terminal-cancer diagnosis. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the project takes a deceptively simple and humanistic approach to the immersive medium: it allows the audience member to experience life as a five-year-old Jordan, inside a live, animated world.
The Tribeca Film Festival, opening this week in New York, is promoting virtual reality (VR) as never before. And next month the Cannes Film Festival has announced it’s to show its first big VR attraction. So is 2017 the year virtual reality film-makers finally hit the big time?
Many of us are thrown life-changing curve balls at various stages, and you’ll discover in this immersive virtual portrayal, Draw Me Close that Canadian playwright and director, Jordan Tannahill caught his earlier than most. It’s a story many of us will connect with as the effect of Cancer is at the crux of their emotionally driven live theatre rendition – crystallized is the last moment shared between Tannahill’s five-year-old self and his mother before her death.