by HMC Interactive and Aardman
Merging animation with real life video footage on screen has been done for years. Classic films like ‘Mary Poppins’ has spellbound adults and children alike. But what if this could happen in real life? Could a cartoon reality become part of our reality, creating an augmented hyper-reality?
Through explorations in face tracking and digital puppeteering, Physical Cartooning brought animated characters to life in real locations. A number of playful installations were developed and placed across Bristol, potentially allowing people to interact with Aardman characters on the street.