“Riders of the Storyboard” Hints At Animation’s Immersive And Interactive Future

I’ve seen quite a bit of projection mapping over the past few years, but I’ve never seen anything quite like these clips of Heartcorps’ “Riders of the Storyboard,” a live, immersive installation/performance that was presented last January as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier line-up.

Here is the trailer for the 13-minute piece in which live performers interact with animated characters through the use of projection mapping.

And here is an extended excerpt from the show that illustrates how they’re blending live performance and theatrical staging with animation. A video clip is obviously a poor substitute for an immersive animation experience, but even from this clip, it’s possible to see that some amazing things are happening in the piece

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