FEATURE LENGTH INTERACTIVE CINEMA/THEATRE EXPERIENCE | 2013 | Shooting Gauge: Head Mounted Go-Pros | Duration: 80mins
In the last few months, a new disease has emerged that is transmitted not by water, air or contact – but by speech. Language. Via text messaging and email, telephone or video.
This disease attacks thought itself, undermining our ability to think critically and resist other people’s influence. In a few short months, the epidemic has hit a critical mass and gone global. In Australia, the last remaining survivors have been quarantined in bunkers, isolated from any potentially infected communications from the world outside.
Boho’s 2013 show Word Play was performed on-screen from across the city. The audience were situated in the CSIRO Discovery Centre lecture theatre, while the performers were live-streamed from a laboratory across the city using a high-speed video broadband connection. Using text messages and a purpose-built phone app, the audience interacted directly with the performance, communicating with the performers and controlling them through a series of live computer game sequences. Click here to learn more about how Word Play worked.
Marisa Martin from EoR Media directed the 'play' and produced the TV/Web ads and pre-recorded section.
DOCUMENTARY ON THE MAKING OF WORD PLAY
CREW - Pre Record/TVCs
Director/Editor Marisa Martin
Camera Jono White
Sound Recordist David Tynan
Production Assistant Morgan Gardiner
Camera Assistant Paul Martin
CREW - Interactive Theatre/Cinema Experience
Writers/Producers Jack Lloyd & Michael Bailey
Director Marisa Martin
Sound/Music Michael Bailey
Set & Lighting Design Gillian Schwab
Camera Switch Daniel McCusker
Lighting Operator Chris Brain
App Development Bonobo Labs
BOHO INTERACTIVE WEBSITE