She’s Not There: when new illusions meet ol’ time real time opened the 2016 CILECT congress at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, hosted by The Griffith Film School, November 20 -24.
Delegates from top film schools across the world warmed to our digital diva as she stomped the boards accompanied by composer, orchestrator and conductor Cameron Patrick (orchestrator for Star Trek Into Darkness, Jurassic World, etc.) and The Queensland Conservatorium Ensemble Orchestra reinvigorating The Zombies 1964 classic She’s Not There. A nod to the technical conceit in play, the song was site for the re-capturing via virtual camera of a previously rendered motion captured performance by Christine Johnston (of Kransky Sisters fame). As our digital diva struggled with her higher register, Christine swanned onto the stage to complete the refrain and literally stole the show.
Produced by GFS staff Peter Moyes, conceived and directed by Peter and colleague Louise Harvey, the project was animated by Louise and GFS alumni Jessica O’Neill. Further acknowledgments to Myrna Gawryn for character and performance development, Ashley Burgess as virtual camera operator, Peter Luff and Daniel Fossi for QCGU musical consultation and assistance, Max Cowen from Logemas for technical direction, and kudos to GFS and QCGU Technical staff for their support and calming influence.
She’s Not There was generously supported by the Griffith Film School, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research.