Several years ago an idea came about in which Gawain wanted to shoot a film that felt as if you were totally immersed in it. Since then he has been working on the concept, both in terms of the story-telling aspect and in the technical aspect.
It will be a multi-camera mulit-screen project, with choreography being the key to success. At present research is being done on how best to shoot this film, and the story is having to develop at the same time, as the complexities of shooting dictate a lot of what is possible, especially when it comes to lighting.
Once this project has been shot & edited we will be aiming to have a worldwide simultaneous premiere at multimedia galleries in many different cities.
After discussions with Bombardier steelworks, we had a base plate made up. We are hoping to do test shots of this project by June 2007.
Recently Gawain met with Miguel Ortiz Perez, a PhD student at Belfast’s unique SARC buildings, where they have the only full 360 degree audio facility in the world. They met to discuss whether the ‘Holosuite’ project was something they could work together on, and Miguel was very positive in his involvement. Both of them clicked in terms of seeing the possibilities of bringing the audio & visual experiments to the table. With Miguel’s PhD experience and access to SARC’s facilities in Belfast he will be able to bring a cutting edge audio dimension to the conceptual visual creation from Gawain Morrison. We look forward to seeing how this project progresses.
Miguel Angel Ortiz Pérez
Miguel is a mexican composer and sound artist based in Belfast. His works range from pieces for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestra to tape, electroacustic and installation works. He has composed for theatre and film, and has received numerous awards and schoolarships.
Miguel graduated from the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, México under his mentor Eduardo Solís Marín before pursuing a Masters degree at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast under the guidance of Ricardo Climent and Pedro Rebelo. He is currently a PhD candidate at SARC, focusing on spatialisation/sound difussion as aesthetic means for composition and the use of biosignal interfaces for musical applications under the supervision of Professor Michael Alcorn and Dr. Ben Knapp.
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