Kang-hyo Lee – In Performance - A 360° Film


The Master Korean Ceramicist:

Artist Kang-hyo Lee captured in 360° video and sound during his unique live art performance at Making Futures event. 

Working in collaboration with Screenology, dBs Productions have created a short film documenting Kang-hyo Lee's unique live art performance.  Set against the backdrop of the Mt Edgcumbe House Cornwall, viewers can rotate and explore multiple perspectives of the performance and its surroundings. 

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Commissioned by Plymouth College of Art Making Futures, and supported by Arts Council England and Plymouth City Council, the film was created to document the unique event but also provide training opportunities for Sound and Film students.

The film uses new sound and film technologies allowing viewers to explore the event in 360° by rotating the screen with the mouse (only possible when viewed using supported browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Youtube's smart phone App) The audio is also spacialised to the video, a method only recently made possible for online film, and by listening on headphones viewers will hear sounds as they move around them, pin-point accurate to the sound source on screen.

The project presented an exciting opportunity for students interested in these technologies to get hands on with the cutting edge equipment and be trained first-hand by the professionals using them today.  dBs Productions in-listed the help of film school Screenology to oversee the video element.

 SoundField SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone

SoundField SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone

By no means a new audio recording technique Soundfield microphones (pictured left) capture multi-directional audio.  However, the recordings made by these microphones types are now supported in some online video platforms such as: YouTube (ambisonics topic). 

The project presented an exciting opportunity for dBs Music and Screenology students to learn about these new technologies likely to become common practice within their professions.  360° video, and the capability to include 360° sound within these films is set to become increasingly popular.  The student teams involved in the work are now experienced with these advances in media technology, and are able to contribute independently to this exciting field.  

 dBs Music graduate Suvi-Eeva Äikäs capturing sounds which were later spacialised.

dBs Music graduate Suvi-Eeva Äikäs capturing sounds which were later spacialised.

For more information on Kang Hyo Lee's work and the Making fitures event please visit here: http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/kanghyo-lee-in-performance/

dBs Productions is happy offer 360° film and audio services, get in touch if you have a project you would like to discuss.

Audio credits: 

Audio Producer / Composer: Suvi-Eeva Äikäs

Sound engineer: Giorgio Cortiana

Sound engineer: Ryan Goodrum

360° Audio mix engineer: Patrick Young 

Film credits:

Data Wrangler & Editor : Spencer Ellis

360 Camera Operator : Ollie Hutchings-Smith

360 Camera Operator : Izzie Larche

360 Camera Consultant : Paul MacMahon


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