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Future Realities Summit: Up Close & Virtual: The Power of Live VR Actors


What would it be like to stand two inches away from your favorite performer, immersed in the flow of their art, all from the comfort of your home? With the advent of remote rendering, live shows are no longer limited to either rarified in-person experiences nor at-home, flat, streaming, 2D iterations. Now we can interact, we can navigate to any viewpoint we like, and if we have a consumer-grade VR headset, we can feel like we're inches away from the action. Cloud streaming from powerful computers using realtime applications like Unreal Engine or Unity3D makes this all possible. In this session, Alex Coulombe will walk you through his journey from 2018, butting up against the limits of putting on live shows in social VR, to his first experience utilizing full-body motion and facial capture to thrill a global audience in partnership with Actors Theatre of Louisville and their production of Christmas Carol: Scrooge's Ghost Encounter.

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