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AmbITious experiments – 3D filming of live theatre, and crowd funding 20th birthday albums

Two of Rudman Consulting’s AmbITion Scotland programme organisations launch ambITious digital experiments this month – Stellar Quines and Woodend Barn.

Can 3D film offer an artistic and commercially viable alternative to the live theatre experience?
This is the question Stellar Quines has been grappling with in conjunction with the Federation of Scottish Theatre‘s (FST) Action Research Group, facilitated by Rudman Consulting, set up to experiment with the digitization of live theatrical content. Stellar Quines’ contribution to the FST project has been to create a 3D recording of a live theatre performance – a first for Scottish theatre and film!

To achieve this Stellar Quines commissioned Freakworks to film a live performance of ANA in 3D at the Traverse Theatre. We are now hosting a presentation and initial screening of the recorded show and would like to invite you to come along, see what we’ve done and give us your feedback.

Saturday 31 March, 11am, DCA, Dundee
Stellar Quines will present a screening of ANA in glorious 3D and invite audiences who saw the live show, and those who didn’t, to tell them what they think. This is a chance to hear what audiences really feel about digitized live theatre and if it has a future.
DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY. Tel: 01382 909 900 www.dca.org.uk
There’ll be a chance to catch up with the Stellar Quines team at the Digital 2012 pre-conference networking event on 29th March – there’s still chance to sign up!

Woodend Barn crowd funding an album for their 20th Birthday!
As part of Woodend Barn‘s 20th year celebrations, they are looking for a financial birthday gift, however small, to fund an album of new music by some of Scotland’s greatest folk musicians who have performed at the barn, time and time again. Woodend Barn are using local myths and legends from the area as inspiration for the new work and a way to engage with different communities across Deeside.

To fund this project they have a launched a crowd funding call on sponsume in a bid to generate income to support all costs associated with this project.

These are great, exciting digital developments, undertaken with the enhanced digital confidence, capability, and capacity of organisations who have digitally developed through their participation with the AmbITion Scotland programme, generously invested in by Creative Scotland.

Related videos:
Woodend Barn staff talk about their AmbITion journey in this 2010 mini case study

Stellar Quines case study on their digital filming experiment of 2011