Scarecrow is an one-on-one immersive theater piece where you engage with an actor in virtual reality. Every person gets the same structure of a story, but the interactions are customized based upon your actions within the piece. There are a number of novel technological integrations including thermal haptics on your of your hands, facial capture of the actor that’s puppeteered by another actor using an iPhone, and integrations of the audience member’s facial expressions captured before the experience begins. I had a chance to talk with director Jihyun Jung, producer Sngmoo Lee (director of Eyes in the Red Wind Sundance New Frontier 2018), and technical director Cooper Yoo about their experiential design process, their narrative design process, and the unique moments that they were able to cultivate within Scarecrow.
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