Transformed Human Presence for Puppetry
ACE Creative Showcase 2016 2016
We propose a system for transmitting a human performer’s body and facial movements to a puppet with audiovisual feedback to the performer. The system consists of a head-mounted display (HMD) that shows the performer the video recording of the puppet’s view, a microphone for voice capture, and photoreflectors for detecting the mouth movements of the human performer. In conventional puppetry, there is also the need for practice in the manipulation of the puppets to achieve good performance. The proposed telepresence system addresses these issues by enabling the human performer to manipulate the puppet through their own body and facial movements. The proposed system is expected to contribute to the development of new applications of puppetry and expand the interactivity of puppetry and the scope of entertainment.

Credits

Author
Keisuke Kawahara
University of Tsukuba
Mose Sakashita
University of Tsukuba
Amy Koike
University of Tsukuba
Ippei Suzuki
University of Tsukuba
Kenta Suzuki
University of Tsukuba
Yoichi Ochiai
University of Tsukuba
Actor
Mose Sakashita
University of Tsukuba
Keisuke Kawahara
University of Tsukuba
Amy Koike
University of Tsukuba
Director

Cinematographer

Editor

Ippei Suzuki
University of Tsukuba
Illustration
Ryo Sejiri
University of Tsukuba
Music
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Ukulele
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