For this project I want to build a
structure that will allow for flat panels to come in and out of said structure to
experiment with moving them as set pieces like in old school theatre where say
buildings, trees, the sky, would appear and disappear on stage as a manner of
transition between scenes.
The challenge of course is that this would happen
not in a stage but in a 360 environment.
The main goal is to follow the actions of
the main characters as they move around the space, backgrounds will change and
different elements appear or disappear.
I have called this project carrousel
because it will all be centered on the image of a vintage carrousel, with
fantastic creatures. The experience will start inside it, as it spins and the
elements start spreading creating the world where the experience will happen.
I have a loose idea of the “story” which
will be full with elements of magic realism but which will have to adapt
depending on the images.
Now, when I said I will build a structure,
at least for the next three months and to have a “working prototype,” I should mention I am a puppeteer and this
structure will be well, puppet size.
I’ve just acquired a KODAK SP360 4K camera
and will start doing several test with it.
I will design a mock up of the structure
so I can build it and continue testing the camera. As I design the structure
and the images I will start locking the story.
Tanya Leal Soto - LaunchPad Weekly Updates- Week 3