Host: BBC R&D North (Salford)
Student: Vanessa PopeThe Geometry of Storytelling: Theatrical use of space for 360-videos and Virtual Reality
This project looked at how professional theatre practitioners adapt their use of space when moving between staging for theatre and staging for a 360-camera. Actors\’ movements were triangulated from camera footage taken while they rehearsed a short script especially commissioned for the project over the course of a day. Four groups took part. Data on actors\’ positions relative to one another and the camera/audience was compared between groups and between conditions to find out how actors use space to express narrative choices and how their movements changed when performing for a 360 camera.
Findings from The Geometry of Storytelling project were presented at CHI 2017. The paper is available here.