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Social VR for every web browser

Here are Michela's most exciting take-aways from her time in Hubs by Mozilla at IEEEVR 2020.

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 - BOF - Virtual Production

We are pleased to confirm that the Birds of a Feather - Virtual Production event is locked in for SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.

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ACO Virtual Tour 2013-2018 Wraps

2019 farewells our ACO Virtual touring show. Initially envisioned as a two-year touring show, ACO Virtual proved so popular and robust the tour extended into a sixth year, with its final staging in Goulburn NSW.

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Mod at SIGGRAPH 2017

Mod co-founder Michela Ledwidge will be in the U.S. over the coming weeks for some pretty exciting events. Check out the itinerary below and do reach out if you want to connect in either LA or New York. We'll update this page as we add more events.

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Women in AR and VR Sydney meetup

Tonight is the launch of a new meetup Women in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Sydney proudly supported by Mod. As excitement builds around immersive interactive experience, we want to be part of strengthening the sector by increasing its diversity. Diversity is good for business. For all of us. It means more ideas, greater contribution of talent and innovative ways of doing things. 

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VR development for PyLadies

Mod recently hosted a Virtual Reality programming workshop for the Sydney PyLadies Meetup group. PyLadies is an international network of female python users providing support and advocacy aimed at getting more women coding. The python community has a great reputation for diversity and encouraging wider participation in tech culture. This workshop was an introduction to using the python programming language and real-time AV engine Touch Designer to code room-scale VR experience. While python is not the first programming language you might normally associate with VR, Michela demonstrated how Touch's python API can assist rapid prototyping (in what she ...

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Share your toys

Michela reflects on Ghostbusters, immersion and interactivity.

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Let’s Dance at Mardi Gras 2016

The First Nations float, which leads the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, this year includes a tribute to David Bowie, who passed away in January, and his Let’s Dance music video. The First Nations LGBTQI community chose to make the tribute in recognition of the global exposure Bowie's clip gave to discrimination experienced by Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Power of 1 Remixed at Enlighten Festival

This weekend Michela will perform a live audiovisual show, Power of 1 Remixed for Canberra's Enlighten Festival, featuring visitor contributions from the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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Hologram or not

There's been talk in the press lately about '3D holograms' - but why the quotation marks? In fact, most of the recent productions claiming to be holograms are not actually holograms, and often not 3D either.

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Mod at CeBIT Aus 2014

Mod was at CeBIT Australia for the first time this week. Mish and Michela enjoyed meeting a wide variety of visitors, including some who had never heard of immersive video and others who dropped by to say they had enjoyed playing with ACO VIRTUAL at Melbourne Airport that morning! We didn’t get a chance to check out everything at the show but here are some exhibitors that caught our attention and captured the flavour of the show.

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Introduction to interactive audio in Unity

Michela recently put together a short course for the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) to introduce Screen Music students to the Unity game engine, one of our favourite interactive design tools here at Mod Productions.

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Welcome to our new site

We hope you like our new website - you'll find lots of colourful information and links to projects we've been working on. The site also shows off our new brand identity created by Justin McGregor which is rather awesome.

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R&D for TheFARM

We've been working with TheFARM doing creative R&D for an exciting new retail proposition for next year. More news to come...

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Digital Design in 2012

What will it mean to be a digital designer in 2012? Computer based tools, computer assisted processes, and computer-enabled experiences have all transformed the space. Design is a catch-all for so many creative practices - visual design, sound design, interaction design, all rolled into one as experience design. Or separated out in silos. Traditional techniques such as drafting and layout remain as relevant as ever but today's designers have access to technology that imitate many of these functions. The Apple iPad used as modelling clay (Autodesk 123D). The Microsoft Kinect recording motion captured live choreography. The Unity game engine as ...

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Mod Productions is part of an exciting collaboration led by Peter Morse, working with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, AARNET and the National Broadband Network to visualise and sonify the biometric (eg. EEG, ECG, temperature), spatial and audience interaction data collected during performances.

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ACO shoot this weekend

Here at Mod we're busy bees, getting everything organised for this week's shoot with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO).

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The low-down on Digital SLRs

Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras with video recording capability have created exciting new opportunities for film-makers. Over the last year, we have used a number of different models (Canon 5D, Canon 7D and Canon 550D) to shoot some exceptional footage with a minimum of fuss.

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Welcome home!

Today Mod Productions moved into its spunky new warehouse office space in Surry Hills. Think spacious open-plan layout, a big wall of windows, wooden floorboards and a stack of creative professionals tapping away on keyboards & collaborating on ideas.

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Digital Strategy for Producers and Directors

As a media producer or director you may be facing challenges incorporating transmedia strategy into your project's development.

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