MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO & JULIET: VR Workshop App
BRAND: New Adventures
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Reality Check Productions
OUR ROLE: 3D Audio Capture, Audio Post-Production, and Unity Implementation
In collaboration with New Adventures, the revolutionary British dance-theatre company based in Surrey, Reality Check Productions has brought Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet to life through a pilot virtual reality workshop.
New Adventures arranges highly popular workshops, where participants of all ages and abilities can receive choreography and production insight from the theatre’s various shows. However, their access is greatly limited due to geographic and time constraints. Using 360º video and 3D surround sound, the experimental VR Workshop App allows users wearing a VR headset to participate in an existing Romeo + Juliet workshop within the comfort of their own home. Two New Adventures dance artists demonstrate how to develop your own choreography while step-by-step instructions appear on the side, allowing users to follow along simultaneously. At the end of the workshop, users are able to experience an impossible, up-close preview of the performance itself. With music by Prokoviev, Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet aims to re-imagine the classic Shakespeare love story as a youthful, contemporary production.
1.618 Digital was brought on to capture 3D audio and facilitate audio post-production.