We selected the Participation TV project for our Wednesday presentation. Here's is my take that I posted to the group on Tuesday. Also to the right is one of our cardboard cameras.
We can use the projector to display a theoretical performance on stage... I suggest we have 2 cardboard cameras on tripods with one of them actually wired with laptop and camera. We should also have a cardboard mixing station.
We have designed a participant based video documentation system for use in live performance venues which gives the audience members the tools and ability to document the show their seeing in an immediate and collective way for streaming live or archiving for posterity.
Team 8 announces an innovation in audience participation and event documentation coming to a performance space near you. Introducing Participation TV. Let's see how it works.
Cut to scene 2:
(participant 1 approaches a camera chair while looking up at the performance on the screen)
Wow look I can sit at this cool camera chair and film the show while I watch! It's got effects and everything! I can even enter my name and it automatically goes into the credits... This is gonna be awesome!
Cut to scene 3:
(participant 1 and participant 2 are both in camera chairs filming the action on the screen... definitely enjoying themselves)
With Participation TV, your performances get live action archived by the volunteers right out of your audience. Participation TV makes documentation easy and fun. But wait there's more:
Cut to scene 4:
(participant 3 walks up to the mixing deck in the middle row, participants 1 and 2 are still busy filming away)
Wow I get to be the mixer tonight. This show is awesome and I'm gonna mix it up right. I think it will be cool to cut those hi-rez chair cams with all of the low-rez smartphone streams coming over bluetooth. Talk about audience participation!
Cut to scene 5:
(participants 1 and 2 keep filming and participant 3 is live mixing while the show continues on)
With Participation TV you can archive all live signals separately as well as stream the live mix out to other monitors or live over the internet. Participation TV helps you help your audience capture your events.
cut to scene 6:
(viewer at home watches mixed signal live on their home computer)
What a great show! It almost feels like I'm really there. What will Team 8 think of next?