After graducation, Shanghai
June 18th, 2018
By the end of VR/AR Fundamentals taught by professor Michael Naimark, we wanted to make something more accessible than our usual projects that are based in game engines while keeping things casual and a bit scruffy.
We decided to shoot a short, 47-piece orchestral version of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy with 6 classmates humming all of the instruments, shot individually with a stereo-panoramic VR camera and green screen.
Performers were carefully positioned digitally in stereoscopic 180-degree VR space to fade up and to appear based on the six “mini-movements” of our version.
After the shooting, I arrange every individual in Premiere to form the orchestral and give the audience a perspective from the conductor.
The piece was made into an installation with three 79” LG 3D TVs in portrait mode in NYU Shanghai IMA Winter show.