Challenge – Design and develop a neural network, neurologists can interact with… on camera… on the cheap!
Designing a HoloDeck – After conducting several feasibility studies, we abandoned a green screen and CG shoot for a more analog friendly approach to filming. Our understanding the neurologists’ level of comfort with ‘acting’ and improvisation, helped us devise a system of ropes that can act as representations of neural pathways. Aiming to stay true to analog art of visual effects, we mapped and projected onto the array of strings from multiple angles and guided our hero neurologist-actors to play their parts, following a well orchestrated plan.
Setting this up and shooting was far more complex to than it looks. We also ran out of brain surgeons jokes.