The Finnish National Opera recently approached Vitamin Studio, a team known for bridging the worlds of art and technology, to add visual effects to their new show, CircOpera 2.0, which aimed to transcend the boundaries of traditional performance, merging opera and contemporary circus.
For their contributions, the Vitamin Studio team began by tracking the intricate movements of dancers and acrobats in real time using VYV’s ALBION multi-camera infrared system. Along with this, they deployed two Kinect Azure cameras, which they used for their ability to differentiate and map even the most subtle gestures.
The team then processed their vast amount of data with TouchDesigner and fed it into Notch, where they, in turn, interpreted said data and generated all visuals. They also used ArtNet to ensure smooth transitions, accurate visual cues, and precise triggering.
In the end, Vitamin Studio created a self-described “digital orchestra” that amplified the onstage performance. Their visuals formed an immersive tapestry that reacted and resonated with each pirouette, leap, and note.