I set up my phone to record a few improvisations and tests and took pictures of my 1st solo set up throughout the ACCAD’s Motion Lab. It took about an hour to set up and 15 minutes to break down. I imagine as I get more familiar with the room I will be able to set up a little quicker. In the future I hope to save the visual score in Tilt Brush as well.
Developed Improvisation Studies
I created a detailed improvisation study incorporating repetition and color change in order to show an archive of the movement I’ve created.
Once a sequence of movement is solidified mentally and physically I am able to retrograde the movement. Immediately retrograding was very confusing. It is hard to tell where the line begins and ends and what movements were done to create this line and not just trace the line back with your hand. Since all the movements are not recorded, just the hand, it becomes important to discover what about the movement in that moment I want to record. Do I put my hand on my pelvis to record pelvis movement and perhaps weight? How do I record a fast shift in weight? Will changing brushes help with that? For example, if the Neon brush has a continuous repetition after drawn toward the ground will that show a strong weight toward the ground such as falling?
Retrograding improvised movement in the virtual environment is something that I will have to work up to and will require more rehearsal.
Paying attention to my focus is very important. The focus must be on the drawing hand or other groups of paint at all times or pathways are not projected and witnessed.
Paint brushes that have movement after being painted are very exciting and include:
- Neon is very interesting because it traces itself creating a representation of the tracing I might have done earlier.
- Electricity wiggles like lightning
- Fire has a subtle texture that moves along the line
- Stars don’t show the line drawn, but moves along a trajectory
- Snow is similar to stars
Can I record from inside the Vive or Oculus in real time so I can watch the progression and creation of the world after it has been completed? Instead of just a snapshot of what was done? I’ve seen other artists record their progression on youtube, how is this done?
Is it possible to move the headset around without your head in it? Does the headset track whether your head is in it or not? This is interesting for possible audience participation. I tried this below with questionable results.