In the Process: Technology, Liveness & Stage/Screen Synthesis. CHAT Festival, Duke Univesity. February 9, 2012


We discussed recent technological developments that have altered the scope of the performing arts and changed the way it's made and who makes it. Torry Bend (Theater Studies) and I shared clips from our puppet show The Paper Hat Game. The blend of live action puppetry with video was hard to managed but were able to make it work. The success created another challenge later on, when documenting the show using video — the mix of live and recorded elements that was so rich and exciting in Sheafer Theater tended to look too flat on the screen. A suggestion from Randy Riddle (Office of Information Technology) of using 3D cameras could solve this problem.

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  • February 9, 2012

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  • CHAT Festival, Duke Univesity