Sometimes you need to do something on a show, but there is no off-the-shelf solution that will work. Or the solutions are too expensive for the project to bear. In moments like this, I tend to lean heavily on Cycling74‘s Max/MSP
Here’s some solutions I’ve created with MAX for various productions.
I’ve recently become interested in Ambisonic sound recording and playback. It’s a method to record and reproduce audio accurately in 3 dimensional space. In the fall of 2016, I did an experiment incorporating an ambisonic recording along with a 360º video recording of a production of Romeo & Juliet.
While the recording won’t win any Academy Awards, it was a great proof of concept. It led me to present a session at the World Stage Design in Taipei in 2017. See my Keynote presentation here: