Ignition Films has been working on one of the first High Definition DVDs generated specifically as an academic research tool. The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and produced with the support of PARIP, an AHRC-funded project on performance practices.
The Chamber of Demonstrations is an interactive DVD documenting the research of Martin White, Professor of Theatre at the University of Bristol, into original practices in the Jacobean Theatre. Ignition Films has been responsible for filming, editing and authoring all the material at High Definition standard, as well as providing full project management services from application stage through to delivery. We are in the process of constructing a website for the project with further funding from the AHRC. www.chamberofdemonstrations.com
There are two main types of material on the DVD – performance footage and supporting documentation. Filming was done on Panasonic Varicam cameras, editing on Final Cut Pro HD, authoring on DVD Studio Pro (on a Powermac G5).
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