This mesmerising film shows the power of innovative digital technology to reproduce movement in three dimensions. A dancer was asked to interpret a musical piece with her body. She was recorded by 3 depth cameras. The camera, Kinect, can interpret specific gestures using and infrared detection system and a special microchip that can track the movement of objects and individuals in 3 dimensions, essentially a 3D scanner system that works in real time.
"The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person." - Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer
The technology is most well known in its Xbox 360 video game incarnation, which enables the users to control and interact with the Xbox without the need of a controller, using natural gestures and their voice.
This artistic film captures a visualisation of this technology at work. The camera also reacts to sound, and so the image you see is an integration of sound data and heat data. The final result is footage that allows any imaginable perspective for use in the final cut.
Produced by Onformative and ChopChop
Music by Machinefabriek “Kreukeltape”
BlenderNation, “Non-Blender Unnamed Soundsculpture”