Dr. Pietroszek presented on July 9, 2021
The last few years brought about a technological revolution that creates a new form of storytelling: holographic filmmaking. Based on the technology of volumetric capture that is, recording of “holograms”, holographic filmmaking, once a domain of science-fiction, is now becoming available to storytellers. Actors can be captured as holograms and placed to perform in virtual or real environments. Props set decoration, or even entire sets can be turned into photorealistic 3D models through a process known as photogrammetry. Stories told in this manner can be viewed using cave systems, head mounted virtual reality displays or augmented reality glasses, creating an experience similar to Star Trek’s Holodeck. While the technology is ready for new stories and storytelling techniques, our understanding of the language and grammar of this medium is very limited. In the keynote, I will present what I discovered about the language and grammar of volumetric filmmaking. I will show examples, including my own, of stories, told using this new medium. I will discuss how filmmakers can learn and use volumetric filmmaking through experimentation with low-cost volumetric capture technologies. I will argue that holographic filmmaking is a new and revolutionary form of storytelling that will not replace traditional cinema, but rather, it will become yet another form of telling stories, alongside live theater, radio, and films.
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