Hacking Opera: Gamers and Opera Rebels Mash it up with PermaDeath, A Video Game Opera!
Feast your eyes (and ears!) upon PermaDeath, one of the first video game operas in the world, premiering this September at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Download its Augmented Reality App on Google Play [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.WhiteSnake.Permadeath] or the Apple App Store [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/permadeath/id1265542015] to learn about the characters. Come meet the creators of this multi-media fantasia, a crack team of opera, theater, and video game professionals as they team with students at Becker, Lesley and RISD to push the boundaries of video games, art and technology. Watch them peel back the magic of creation to demo Faceware, a cutting edge facial motion capture technology, which powers the facial movements of projected avatars so that they lip sync to live singers.
Cerise Jacobs [Executive Producer, White Snake Projects], Dan Visconti [Composer, White Snake Projects], Sam Helfrich [Director, White Snake Projects], Mary Jane Begin [Professor, RISD], Catriona Baker [Assistant Professor of Animation and Motion Media, Lesley College]