The MyWorld programme is investing in the development of new research and production facilities across Bristol and Bath.
The facilities at Bath Spa University’s Newton Park campus studio, University of Bath’s CAMERA facility at The Bottle Yard Studios in south Bristol, and the University of Bristol’s new facility in Bristol’s Temple Quarter, will offer a range of production technologies to enable our region’s content producers and research community to further enhance their already global reputation.
The facilities will be accessible to all organisations and individuals for experimental and commercial production as well as research and teaching activity.
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Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus
The Newton Park Campus at Newton St Loe near Bath, is home to a multi-camera TV studio with gallery, plus a smaller studio, both of which can be linked to one of two audio control rooms. There are also nine video edit suites and a small viewing theatre. These facilities are in demand for teaching and student work so access may be limited to out of term times.
Specific equipment includes:
- Portable motion capture and haptic suits
- 360 cameras
- Binaural and ambisonic sound recording equipment
- VR headsets
University of Bristol Instrumented Auditorium
The Coal Shed will also be home to 150m2 Instrumented Auditorium seating 36 people. The Auditorium will be fully equipped with a high-resolution laser projector and Dolby Atmos surround sound.
The Instrumented Auditorium will enable review and evaluation of content in a controlled environment, recording biometric responses to provide unparalleled data on audience engagement with and reaction to, innovative content.
These new insights will underpin future commissioning, and directorial and production approaches to new content creation using emerging creative technologies.
University of Bristol Production Studio
A world-class experimental studio designed to host cutting edge research and collaborative R&D, the Sheds will offer 340m2 of professional studio space for experimental production, including volumetric and motion capture as well as 2D and 3D filming with green, blue, white and black cycloramas.
The studio will offer exceptional acoustics for all types of productions. A virtual production stage will be configurable to offer state-of-the-art filming facilities in addition to complimentary pre and post-production pipelines for extended reality productions.
CAMERA, University of Bath
CAMERA’s second studio, based at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, offers state-of-the-art digital innovation facilities, including a high-end Qualisys motion capture array with a 12m x 12m x 6m capture volume. The studio support biomechanics analysis equipment including Kistler force plates.
Investments from the MyWorld programme will create new capabilities in volumetric capture and virtual production with supporting pre and post-production pipelines. These new capabilities will further enhance CAMERA’s leading position in the research and development and production of real-time digital twins and performance capture blending physical and virtual environments.