What we are doing has never been done before. Ever. It is totally new. #mysteryplays #thespacearts

9 Aug

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On Saturday August 11th at 7pm  Pilot Theatre will be presenting something that has never been done before. Ever.

A six camera / six encoder / three audio feed / interactive livestream of –

The York Mystery Plays.

We are presenting this on The Space. We have been working with Kinura to develop this idea.

They have written new code. This has been integrated into the BBC/ACE Space website.

We go live from 7pm Saturday.

This is what it is:-

You can select your camera from the row of 6 thumbnails and make this your main player.

You can choose from 3 separate audio feeds –

a) The live action

b) The headphone cueing from the Stage Managers

c) The live audio described feed.

You can read the transcript of the text. You can select any of the thumbnails to be your main point of view.

You can change these at anytime.

The views allow full coverage of the stage action. Three robot cameras with operators. Two onstage cameras with operators.

We also have a livepack roving camera under the stage with an operator. Which captures the backstage action.

You can watch and interact with this live from a device connected to the internet. For free.

So we will be capturing 6 camera feeds for four hours.

A total of 24 hours of material.

This will then be made available – again on the Space from September – where you can remix / re watch / your own bespoke version of the event. In your own time. By dragging clips into an audio timeline you can re visit and choose you own viewpoint version.

So. This is not about making a programme. Or an edit that is made for you.

This is different. This is new. You make the choices. You decide what to watch, what to listen to, and above all you decide how you want to engage with the work.

We are making this happen as part of year of R&D at Pilot Theatre that has already seen us pioneer #pilotlive and pilot-theatre.tv

So join us. be part of the story. Let us know what works for you. It is how we will all learn how to make things work better.


Marcus Romer – Artistic Director – Pilot Theatre


One Response to “What we are doing has never been done before. Ever. It is totally new. #mysteryplays #thespacearts”

  1. Anonymous August 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Absolutely amazing, and many congrats. I’ll have a look at the live stream later. x

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