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LAST TALK: Wednesday 24 October
"Alive and Kicking"
David Morton - Dead Puppet Society
Wednesday 19 September
"Theatre as Social Practice"
Wednesday 29 August
"Finding my way Home"
Margi Brown Ash
Wednesday 13 june
inside the greenhouse
Inside the Greenhouse
How does a state theatre company open it's 'house' to the public and the arts industry more broadly?
Wednesday 18 April
Caroline Heim – Audiences research 5
wednesday 28 march
Sunny Drake and Candy Bowers 5PM
Matt Dellbridge – Motion Capture and the Live Actor
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22 @ 5PM
Capture heralds a new era in the recording and streaming of an actor’s
performance for the video game, animated feature and theatre industries. The term was first employed by the
Director/Producer Robert Zemeck  during the Warner Bros production of The
Polar Express in 2004 and is used to describe the total recording of a
performance without cuts using a Motion Capture system. Inherently theatrical,
it allows for a performance in its entirety to be captured in one take with all
traditional framing questions employed after the performance has been recorded.
It is in every way completely distinct from traditional film making and deploys a much more theatrical approach to
performance that allows the actor to explore the entirety of a scene in real
time in an unhindered manner. How we prepare actors for this new form
remains relatively under discussed in our actor training institutions and
interestingly is the subject of recent debate as the 2012 academy awards swing
Matt Delbridge is a lecturer in Drama specialising in scenography and new media at the
Queensland University of Technology. His research and practice is concerned
with the immersion of the performer in technologised environments (both historically and in the present). To undertake this
exploration and create interactive digital scenography for the theatre and
installation environments, Matt works with Motion Capture systems, live
interactive video processing software and virtual 3D environments. He has
worked extensively throughout Australia and overseas on major international
festivals as a scenographer and technical director
for both Film and Theatre.
RSVP: Sandra Gattenhof firstname.lastname@example.org
Zemeckis, R, The Polar Express, (2004), Monster House,
(2006), Beowolf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009)
The term Performance Capture was first deployed in a description of the
production techniques associated with the Polar Express (2004) See:
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