Strictly a 'Proof of Concept' project to demonstrate what a Kinect and two projectors can be potentially used for in a context of a Theatrical Production
I'm reciting Shakespeare's Henry V Prologue, using the Kinect to play seven separate video segments as I step on "virtual plates" on the floor.
Some quick after-thoughts:
- I should have used more time to prepare the live recital. or I should have hired an actor for the recital.
- The camera should have been positioned more to the right and focused better
- It should have been worth making and recording the second offshoot-context of the theatre concept- in which anyone can step on the plates and have the sequence play out with the appropriate narration
The final sequence (The fade to white) there was a major idea cut. This idea was that the actor reciting the prologue, steps within the screens and becomes King Henry V.
The technology was already set up. I would have been dressed in complete white so no colours from the projection would bleed.
The mask crafted would have covered the face. The 3D model of King Henry V was also completed, rigged in Maya, and the bones were connected to the Kinect skeleton via Unity (Similar to my previous demo).
The reason for its cut was due to time constraints in fixing the problems it involved-
As the projector is calibrated to the three screens' distance, there is no "dynamic" way to adjust the projection images based on physical objects added to the projection area. Any objects moving closer to the projection distance would cause the projections to intersect.