CONCEPT

Combining the works of famous poets for an eerie VR experience

We were given the assignment to do whatever our hearts contented! And what makes us happy? Combining each of our favorite verses from our beloved poets to create a poem mashup all our own. And how did we want to do it? Through motion capture to animate the old man and the demon in the last scene, and VR in Unity to visualize it. It was presented during finals at its own booth and it was a hit. From 10am-12pm we were non-stop presenting and putting people in our experience, often time being the first VR experience people had.

PROTOTYPE

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Full Poem

Scene 1
I’ll tell thee everything I can;
There’s little to relate.
I saw an aged, aged man,
A-sitting on a gate.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

“You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

Great woods, you frighten me like cathedrals;
You roar like the organ;
And in our cursed hearts,
Respond the echoes of your inner soul.

Scene 2
Bottomless vales and boundless floods,
Surging, unto skies of fire;
Into seas without a shore;
With forms that no man can discover;

Scene 3
When singing songs of scariness,
I feel obligated at this moment to remind you
Of the most ferocious beasts of all.

“I’ll be judge,
I’ll be jury,
I’ll try the whole cause and condemn you to death.”
But the darkness is itself a canvas
Beings with understanding looks, who have vanished:
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

Credits
There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part.
So just give me a happy middle,
And a very happy start.

STORYBOARDS

Before going into the studio, we storyboarded the poem and brainstormed what the visuals would be like. Based on these, we made a list of potential motions we might need for the experience.

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MOTION CAPTURE

Time lapse of putting all the markers, calibrating, and then recording the movements for motion capture (evidenced in the old man and demon movements).

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REACTION VIDEO

*Heads up: Cursing is involved

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THE TEAM

Michael Musatow, XD • Laura Strukl, XD • Aaron Mayor, XD • Angelica Ortiz, XD

MY RESPONSIBILITIES

Concepting, Storyboarding, Motion Capture, Prototyping

TOOLS USED

Unity3D, Cinema4D, Premiere, Final Cut

MY RESPONSIBILITIES
CONCEPTING
STORY-
BOARDING
MOTION CAPTURE
PROTOTYPING
CONCEPTING
STORY-
BOARDING
MOTION CAPTURE
PROTOTYPING
TOOLS USED
CINEMA 4D
UNITY
PREMIERE
FINAL CUT
CINEMA 4D
UNITY
PREMIERE
FINAL CUT

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