The first.stage EU Project
Fast and easy previsualisation for creative industries
Starting in June 2016 and ending in September 2019, the goal of the EU-project first.stage was to research, design, develop, evaluate, and showcase natural user interfaces that improve previsualisation in film, animation, and the performing arts by speaking the language of the artist rather than that of a technician, providing efficient workflows, and offering the high degree of control required by practitioners.
The project’s aim was to deliver a set of previs tools that are:
- easy to use, requiring less training than current software
- efficient, requiring less man-hours to deliver quality previs
- effective, offering the same level of precision and control as current specialist tools
- accessible, supporting distributed teamwork, as production teams are often spread over many places and only meet in person for short bursts at great expense.
Watch the final demonstrator showing animation, editing methods and tools
Moviestorm was delighted to work with like-minded companies and institutions across Europe, and look forward to on-going partnerships.
The Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik (TZI) of the University of Bremen is dedicated to research and development in computer science and focuses on the application and transfer of new scientific results into industrial practice and the development of innovative application-oriented technologies.
Vogel Audiovision was founded in1975 and specialises in the production of film and new media solutions. The range of activities includes film and video productions, the design and production of interactive media and concepts for theme-parks, plant tours, museums and exhibitions.
Musiktheater is home to operas, operettas, musical and dance theatre of the Landestheater Linz as well as to the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. Since 2013 the new building is a cultural symbol in Linz, combining quality acoustics, audience comfort and state-of-the-art stagecraft. For drama and plays, there are also two more stages: the Schauspielhaus and the Kammerspiele. They put on up to 40 premieres and more than 800 performances annually.
arx anima is an award-winning boutique animation studio specializing in high-end character animation & development. Clients include Walt Disney Studios, gaming giant Outfit7, and a long list from advertising, vfx and games. Their work has been showcased in cinemas and both national and international television, festivals and new digital venues like the Walt Disney Interactive Channel, London Royal Opera House and London Olympics 2012.
Rokoko is a hardware startup based in Copenhagen and San Francisco, and inventors of the Smartsuit sensor-based motion capture solution. Their vision is to create a physical virtual presence that completes the VR experience and democratizes motion capture.