OverWatch: real-time narrative visuals from live performance

Guy Schofield, Rachel Casey, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

OverWatch is an audio/visual performance for two musicians, involving the production of narrative visuals on-the-fly. Presented in a theatrical context, with the musicians playing beneath a large projection screen, the piece references early silent movies, specifically the expressionist films of the 1920s. However, rather than responding to the formal and narrative content of the images onscreen, the musicians in OverWatch have a direct impact upon the content and structure of the movie. The improvised musical score, translated into MIDI and audio data is used to provide camera, lighting and animation cues for a 3D engine, allowing the musicians to effectively direct a Computer Graphic film in real-time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Graphics - 10th International Symposium, SG 2010, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages261-264
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)3642135439, 9783642135439
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Smart Graphics 2010 - Banff, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 201026 Jun 2010
Conference number: 10th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume6133
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Smart Graphics 2010
Abbreviated titleSG 2010
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period24/06/1026/06/10

Keywords

  • Electronic music
  • Improvisation
  • Live score
  • Live visuals
  • Mediated performance

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