Stereoscopy & Virtualization

Demos & Workshops

Thursday May 22 - 14:30
Satosphère
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Stereoscopy & Virtualization

Demos & Workshops

Series of 6 demos-workshops around current practices and experimentation with the use of stereoscopy and point clouds as tools for capturing, making and simulating immersive content. By Vincent Chapdelaine-Couture (CA), Felix Lajeunesse (CA), Paul Raphael (CA) and Aaron Bradbury (UK), in addition to software presentations of "SAT Scenic 2.0" by Nicolas Boulliot (CA) and Michal Seta (CA), "SAT Posture 1.0" by Luc Courchesne (CA) and "SAT DomePort 2.0" by Sébastien Gravel (CA).

Demos line-up

  • Aaron Bradbury
    Spherical stereoscopic production
  • Vincent Chapdelaine-Couture
    Spherical stereoscopic capture
  • Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael (ONCE)
    Spherical Stereoscopic capture
  • Sébastien Gravel
    SAT DomePort 2.0
  • Nicolas Boulliot & Michal Seta
    SAT Scenic 2.0
  • Luc Courchesne
    SAT Posture 1.0

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Demonstrators

Aaron Bradbury (UK)

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Aaron has a First Class, Fine Art Painting BA (Hons) degree from Loughborough University. This artistic background and his passion for computer graphics mean that he has a well-rounded appreciation of creative and technical sides of CG production. Ever since working on his first Fulldome project for NSC Creative, STARS, he has been a vocal supporter of the medium. He specialises in the area of stereoscopic 3D for both flat screen and in the dome, with notable credits as stereographer for Journey of Contrasts 4D, ASTRONAUT 3D, We Are Aliens and VORTEX.

His award winning animations have been screened at many film festivals worldwide, most notably Edinburgh International Film Festival, Annecy, Animated Encounters, Domefest, Fulldome Festival, SAT Fest and Fulldome UK. They have also appeared in publications such as 3D World, Specialten, Televisual and Imagine.

luniere.com

Vincent Chapdelaine-Couture (CA)

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Vincent Chapdelaine-Couture is founder of IXIMAGE, a company that specializes in the production of immersive 360 S3D movies. These allow spectators to look anywhere in a 360 degree field of view and get binocular depth perception by using a Virtual Reality headset or with 3D glasses in a 3D dome. He holds three academic degrees in Computer Science, namely a Ph.D. (2012) and a M.Sc. (2004) from l'Université de Montréal, and a B.Sc. (2002) from McGill University. His Ph.D. thesis titled "Omnistereo Cinema: the Art of Having Eyes in the Back of the Head" focused on aspects of shooting, projection and human perception of 360 S3D cinema.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Vision3D Lab at l'Université de Montréal, he recently co-invented the Omnipolar Camera which is used by IXIMAGE to shoot 360 S3D movies.

iximage.com

Félix Lajeunesse et Paul Raphaël (CA)

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Félix & Paul is an ideation, production and post-production agency based in Montréal, established in 2006 by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël. By focusing on narrative, conceptual and technological innovation, the two directors and their collaborators push the boundaries between different mediums, and present throughout the world video installations, multimedia environments and films. Their last stereoscopic 3D film, The Sparkling River, won in 2014 the Prix de l’Association des Critiques de Cinéma du Québec and the Prix Innovation ONF, awarded during the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois.

In 2013, Félix & Paul created a proprietary system for capturing 360 degree stereoscopic 3D film and founded ONCE, a creative production and technology studio completely devoted to virtual reality.

felixandpaul.com

Nicolas Boulliot (CA)

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Nicolas Bouillot (Ph.D., Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers de Paris, 2006) is a researcher in the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]. He was research associate in the Shared Reality Lab (McGill university), and a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). Since 2012, he is designing and developing software building a distributed framework for telepresence (Scenic2/switcher/shmdata). 

He likes distributed music performances, programming, conducting scientific research, team-based working, reviewing others' papers for IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, AES and the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference, teaching, audio signal processing, writing research papers, networks and distributed systems, composing music, data streaming, writing third person bio, and playing multiple musical instruments (but not necessarily simultaneously).

code.sat.qc.ca

Michal Seta (CA)

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Michal Seta wears many hats. He’s the director of software development at Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] and research assistant at Matralab, Montreal, composer/improviser, performer and digital artist. He enjoys creating and using digital tools for artistic expression. He is involved with with a networked collective Melatab [SAT], a co-founding member of the electroacustic trio No One Receiving (Grain of Sound label) and the other half of the poetry and electroacoustic improvisation duo UniSecs.

His works have been exhibited or performed in Europe, USA and Canada. He has worked with Sandeep Bhagwati, Roger Sinha, Damian Taylor and many others in bridging the gap between the tangible world and digital matter.

code.sat.qc.ca

Luc Courchesne (CA)

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Luc Courchesne is a founding member of the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], and has been professor of industrial design at the Université de Montréal since 1989, where he introduces students to media literacy and the various issues of experiential design. His work focuses primarily on interactive portraits - a great artistic tradition looking for new ways of expression.

He has more recently focused his attention on landscapes, another important genre. Using a device of his own that creates a sense of visual immersion, his installations and “panoscopic” images transform the spectator into an “acting visitor” who even come to "inhabit" his experiential devices.

courchel.net