She’s Not There: virtuality, animation and live music in performance
The She’s Not There project opened the Griffith Film School’s hosting of the CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) congress at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, on 20 November 2016.
Motion capture of Christine Johnston vocals
Conceived and directed by Griffith Film School staff Louise Harvey and Peter Moyes, the project utilised motion capture of a vocal performance by Christine Johnston for the 3D animation of a fictional cabaret singer, Ms. Burly Chassis. Retaining the vocal track laid down by Christine, composer Cameron Patrick arranged the music from The Zombie’s 1965 hit She’s Not There for live orchestral presentation.
Virtual animation and live orchestra
The utilisation of a virtual camera to re-present a pre-rendered animated performance for presentation alongside a live orchestra was unique in its mixing of media and modes of delivery.
Full production details in closing slate.
Find out more about this project at Animation Studies Online: Peter Moyes & Louise Harvey – She’s Not There: When New Illusions Meet Ol’ Time RealTtime; Mo-cap, Virtuality and Live Music Performance