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FRESH NEWS.

What Copper Candle is up to.

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Copper Candle wins Plasa Innovation Awards

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20th June 2021

The Plasa Innovation awards are a recognition of outstanding R&D and revolutionary new ideas in the theatre and live events sector. Copper Candle won an award for all three of it's products - Cue29, Copper Stream and Bone Stream.

The judges commented that " these products are at the forefront of the move towards virtual production in events"

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Hyper Reality Demonstrator

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29th June 2021

As the conclusion to our Innovate UK funded project, Copper Candle worked with Rose Bruford College to build a demonstrator using our new Copper Stream protocol to control a roaming, immersive VR experience with Cue29 controlled objects, sounds and lights.

The experience, for 4 people at a time, included live actors for onboarding, trackable props and live motion capture which is synced across all of the devices. 

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Copper Candle Provides XR for Coventry City

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20th June 2021

For the launch of Coventry Cities years as City of Culture, they commisioned Copper Candle with Pixel Lux to create an AR trail around the city as well as providing in-app content to appear as part of the live broadcast on the BBCs coverage.

We built the content in Unity and deployed the app to both ios and android along with a high quality recording of the signature visual - the magical tree in the city centre - to be composed over the live performers.

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Coda Dance for Wandsworth Festival

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5th June 2021

Copper Candle was approached by Coda Dance company to produce an immersive dance experience for Wandsworth Arts Festival  - with 10 days notice! 

Using an Azure Kinect for markerless motion capture, our Unity artist, Viji, created amazing cascading particle effects that follows the movement of people dancing in front of the screen.

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Magic Leap and Motion Capture Research

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19th May 2021

James' PhD research focuses on the engagement of traditional theatre design through the use of digital visualisation. For one of his experiments, he explored how a choreographers design process can be mapped using motion capture technology and integrated back into XR mediums such as Magic Leap and Virtual Reality, to allow a design team to see a full representation of the production in a full scale, spatial system.

Break A Leg launched!

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1st April 2021

Break A Leg is launched for open beta users and is launching with an amazing new production of The Producers performed by a talented team of amateur performers from Bromley, Kent.

Watch the productions at www.breakaleg.club

Coventry Moves

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5th June 2021

Copper Candle worked with Nina Dunn from Pixel Lux to develop an AR trail across the City of Coventry for the opening of the Coventry City of Culture. The app, available on iOS and Google Play, is activated by tracking markers around the city that display a combination of animated 3D content and volumetric video captures. The results were broadcast on BBCs live coverage of the opening.

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Virtual Showlight

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5th June 2021

Copper Candle worked with Nina Dunn from Pixel Lux to develop an AR trail across the City of Coventry for the opening of the Coventry City of Culture. The app, available on iOS and Google Play, is activated by tracking markers around the city that display a combination of animated 3D content and volumetric video captures. The results were broadcast on BBCs live coverage of the opening.

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Virtual Showlight

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5th June 2021

Our Director, James, was asked to produce a video entry for Virtual Showlight 2021 and produced an interesting explanation of the history of storytelling and how XR, immersive technology is the natural next stage of visual mediums.

Presented using Copper Candles Break A Leg platform and integrating Cue29 for control of Unreal, it demonstrates Copper Candles innovations.

Copper Candle secures additional funding for Break A Leg

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1st January 2021

Following the successful launch of the platform www.breakaleg.club, Innovate UK who funded the first round of development to a prototype stage have awarded further funding to launch it as a commercial product. At the conclusion of this round of funding, Break A Leg will be fully ready for consumer use and supporting the amateur and community theatre market.

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Andy Voller joins Copper Candle

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1st October 2020

We are delighted to bring Andy into our team at Copper Candle. He will initially be supporting the development of a new plugin for Unreal Engine called XR29 as part of The Round, but will be closely involved in our fast growing range of client projects and consultancy programmes.

Copper Candle delivers AR app for Birmingham Royal Ballet

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1st October 2020

BRB commissioned Copper Candle to produce an AR app which supports the production Lazuli Sky, Directed and Choreographed by Will Tuckett, Designed by Sam Wyer with video design by Nina Dunn and Lighting by Peter Teigen.

The brief required a theatrical AR experience, published to both Apple and Goole Play store, which presents the talented dancers of BRB captured using volumetric capture technology.

Copper Candle part of Digital Catapult's 5G accelerator with Reality Check Productions

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1st October 2020

As part of Reality Check Productions creative platform development "The Round", Copper Candle has been doing R&D into the practical applications of 5G for DMX integration of realtime engines.

Working with 5G experts at Fusebox, Brighton, the team have been developing their expertise as 5G innovators and developers.

Funding secured from Innovate UK to develop XR29 and The Round

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1st October 2020

Copper Candle has secured funding as part of Reality Check Productions project The Round, to create a new plugin that can allow the control and manipulation of 3D objects, lights and scenery in Unreal Engine.

The consortium includes Copper Candle, Condense Reality and Rose Bruford College with Reality Check Productions as the lead partner.

Copper Candle wins Innovate UK grant to develop Break A Leg

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1st June 2020

Innovate UK has awarded funding to Copper Candle to develop an app that allows performers to continue to be creative together whilst remote due to Covid restrictions. 

The funding will allow for the making of a prototype with a key team of developers and experts in the field which will be tested with real users.

Icologram published to Magic Leap world

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1st May 2020

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