We have reached the second last day of ARTLAB, and there is still a lot of work to do. Everyone is on board to begin a series of rehearsals that will incorporate all the elements, with a priority of getting the robot to respond to the lines and fix any issues with sound recognition; and getting Stephanie to integrate with the performance.
One idea is to place a mask on Stephanie that mirrors the mask on Mrs Alving's robot and the face of the avatar.
The mask makes a connection between the robot, the avatar and the mocap operator, but is this enough?
- How can she work the avatar while connecting with the actors?
- How can she move on stage or place herself in scenes when the avatar is not visible?
- Is the mask working?
The day is filled with a series of runs to refine the robots command sequences; get the sound levels correct; finalise the blocking of the actors; finalise the blocking of the mocap operator; getting the lighting states correct; and having Canada finesse her work with the controls.
Tomorrow we show.